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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (188) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3204) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave great lace. Aroma of resinous citrus and pine hops, the three c’s, and some nice caramel malt. Taste follows, nice balance, moderate bitterness. Very clean, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (758) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head, beer is a very clear dark bronze color, almost brown Aroma: egg, bread, pine, grass, dank, floral Taste: very strong bitterness, dark toasted malt, Palate: strong bitter aftertaste, average carbonation, medium mouthfeel Overall: intensely bitter throughout, has some coffee malt in the background, some of these Sierra Nevada beers are the most bitter I've had and I like them, could use a bit more complexity ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (108) - - NOV 16, 2015
Bottled. Nice golden copper. Has a nice smooth taste. A nice bold floral piney hops. Has a hint of gratefruit and Orange. Great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
Draught at the tasting room in San Diego. Clear golden/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, peach, grapes, citrus, hay, biscuits, floral notes. Hoppy grape flavor, citrus, hay, floral, some peach and caramel. Not top class.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - NOV 9, 2015
Tap @ Toronado. Not much aroma. Taste initially malty and then takes a hard right into full hoppiness! Great surprising beer with hops of pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1659) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 1, 2015
Draught @ Stag’s Head (10/28/15). Dark amber with small foamy beige head, slight caramel aroma, low carbonation, salty caramel taste, long bitter finish. A bit too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bomber pours amber with a huge, fluffy white head and excellent lacing. Incredibly balanced for an IPA. Very earthy in aroma and flavor. Just clean, bitter, and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (384) - - OCT 31, 2015
Pretty good wet hopped ipa. Aroma doesn’t blast you in the face but it’s pleasant. It’s on the much more earthy aroma side of things than big citrus fruit in my opinion. Taste is earthy, very bitter and a bit of grapefruit and pine. Oily and again, nice bitterness. Overall this is a good wet hopped beer. I rarely get big in your face aromas and tastes from these, but I like to try them. I think the earthiness takes away from the big hop aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Crystal clear deep amber, amble foamy yellowish tan head. Big grapefruit citrus, light pine, honey. Pleasantly bitter, quite a lot of malty sweetness. Some light spice. Chewy, slightly oily, medium body. Longer finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bright orange pour from 22oz bottle at Pazzo. White head. Citrus, bready and malty aroma. Taste is interesting. Grows on you after a few sips. Super bitter, citrus and pine, earthy and malty. Decent IPA. This is a 2014 rated in 2015

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