Sierra Nevada Estate
Alcohol by Volume: 6.7%
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Intro: Estate is an organic wet hop ale made with ingredients produced entirely on the Sierra Nevada estate. Available in 25.4oz bottles and on draft throughout the fall season.
Description: Pours a clear, deep, amber color with a thick, creamy head. There’s not much in the aroma aside from a faint dank, citrus note. The malt profile pegs towards the middle of the road with hoppy bitterness dominating the mix. At 65 IBUs, there’s enough sharp citrus bitterness to notice right off the bat with a lot of it coming through in the finish. There’s also a slight resiny mouthfeel in the finish and you can taste the grassy wet hops. This is a nice, clean-tasting IPA with more of a drier, earthy, citrus profile rather than a sweet, fruity one.
Verdict: Worth Trying
Commercial Description/Press Release:
Here in the sun-drenched fields of California’s North Valley, the black soil is rich with promise. In winter, rows of barley seed are laid in the freshly tilled dirt. In spring, trellises are set for hops. From our fields comes a remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery here in Chico and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world! This Estate Ale is rich with the flavors of the valley—featuring hops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew. Enjoy!
International Bitter Units – 65 ¤ Alcohol by volume – 6.7%