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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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3.8
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (278) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Crisp, earthy, spicy hop profile. Medium bodied, nice lacing. NOT Spectacular, but a good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1000) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours amber with white head. Hop, citrus, pine caramel and malt aroma. Pine, hop, citrus, herb, caramel, earthy and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Malt, citrus and hop finish. Very Sierra Navaday.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2463) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
bottle-Friday Night Flights @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, ivory head cover, dots and spots of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that grows and becomes sweeter in the palate, adding clear floral hops early in a lingering finish. A big, satisfying brew, palate cleansing and refreshing. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (310) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a reddish clear color with a good thick head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy, pine, citrus, resin, grapefruit, caramel, and a thick biscuit note to finish. Taste is clean, crisp, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, followed by the biscuit and malt. Average beer, not quite worth the price I feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours hazy copper with thin lasting white head. Aroma is dank hops, malty sweetness, and mild citrus. Taste is similar - maltiness, dank hops and spiciness. Slightly lingering vegetal taste that isn't ideal. Med body. Overall decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (411) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle @ home. Amber, clear, thick head. Bit bready, rich, nutty, very dry hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (975) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured into a pint glass out of a 750ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a thick foamy off-white head. Outstanding head retention with equally good lacing. Aroma is understate but full of dank hops with plenty of piney notes. Just a touch of grapefruit stuck in there. The flavor is nearly all hops up front with plenty of spiciness along with resiny pine. There are some touches of tropical fruit but they are more understated. A good malt base with a little bit of roast and biscuit. Bitterness is quite high and lingers long after a slightly sticky finish. Overall, a very good beer but it stops short of being outstanding. I love the fact that it is a wet hop ale and all the ingredients were grown on site.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a bronze color with a frothy fluffy white head. Great hoppy balance with a nice aftertaste . Very good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mears (37) - - DEC 31, 2014
OK. I enjoyed it but not great. ...................................... ...........


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