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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
750ml->SA. Pours bright copper with frothy white head, tons of lace. Aroma: wet citrusy hops sweet undertones. Taste: tart resin andhops. Just ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
750mL bottle 2012 (no specific date). Amber color. Frothy head. Fresh hop aroma, with grapefruit, caramel, bread. Medium-full bodied. Great balance of earthy hops and caramel hops. Extremely drinkable. One of the best IPA’s I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Hazy amber, foaming head and heavy lacing. Aroma is grapefruit hop, somewhat faded. Hops flavors lean toward piney and heavily bitter at the finish. Biscuit malt background is just there, though there’s a hint of caramel sweetness, tastes almost like crystal malt though I wouldn’t definitely say its in there. Foamy fluffy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (940) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a vibrant and hazy orange, with a frothy head. The aroma is strong and sweet with hops. A decent amount of citrus in it. The taste is hit me hard up front with bitterness and and hard bite at the end. A little too pine tasting for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (290) - - FEB 15, 2013
Orange pour with thick head. Nice nose of grapefruit. First taste is nicely pale that finishes cleanly bitter. Very fresh rating and clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle shared in the middle of Florida, somewhere... Was pretty good - as much as I remember...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Tasty Pale Ale. Tastes of pine and lemon. It had an earthiness to it. Good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (127) - - JAN 25, 2013
Pours orange amber with an off-white head. Smells of grapefruit, a little grass, spicy, toasty and a hint of caramel. Taste is grapefruit, maybe a hint of lemon, grass, earthy, spicy/peppery, toasty malt and caramel. Slightly resinous hop bitterness. Really smooth and finishes with a nice dryness. Great hop aromas and flavors; so smooth and well balanced. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
On tap @ BJ’s (!) Montebello. Clear, amber color. Dense, off white head with good lacing. Aroma’s: aromatic hops, a bit resin, with some malty sweetness for balance. Retronasal the hop is more earthy. Flavor: light to medium bitter with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes a bit grainy at first, then develops slowly into a lasting firm bitterness. Well crafted & flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (187) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Poured an orange/amber hue with white head. Smelled of citrus and had some notes of bread. Tasted of pine and lemon, but also had a spiciness similar to wasabi.


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