Sierra Nevada 'Estate Ale' Homegrown Wet Hop IPA

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Sierra Nevada 'Estate Ale' Homegrown Wet Hop IPA. 6.7% abv. 67 IBU. Red-copper color. Finger of white head that sticks around. Excellent retention and outstanding lace. Nose of sweet malt, herbal, earthy. Front taste of toasted malt, toffee, sweet bread, warm sugar backing. Aftertaste of fresh bitter hops, flowery, caramel. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, round, small bead carb.

This is an outstanding beer. A perfect balance of sweet malt and bitter hop bite, with fresh herbal flavors throughout. Excellent taste. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"Our handmade Estate Ale highlights the flavors of home. From the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley comes our Estate Ale. It’s rich with the flavors of the valley—hops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas, and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Enjoy this remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery in Chico, and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew."

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Enjoying the wonderful Estate Ale at Peeve's Public House with Mario Gutierrez of Sierra Nevada. Thanks for the good company and great beer Mario!