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RATINGS: 816   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours ambee with a lacy white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Good hop taste nice mouth feel. Good mouthfeel.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Hazy orange with off white head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus rind. Taste follows nose. A litter over balanced to the bitter side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2033) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Draft. Pale copper in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of white grapefruit, wet grain and wet grass. Vague citrus, sprouted grains, toasted sesame seeds and earth in the mouth. Moderate bitterness. The whole sprouted grain and earthy notes seemed to interfere too much with any hop goodness. Only average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (558) - - MAR 2, 2015
Shared a bomber with Jennifer. In a word, delicious. Pours beautifully- rich orange with red hue, generous, fluffy white head and lacing for days. Clings to the glass for dear life. Really easy to drink and a subtle and classy way. Hop notes come through but don’t overpower- think pine, orange, earth, floral and just the right malt bill for sweet caramel, bready notes. Finish is crisp and somewhat bitter, but pleasant. Love the fact that everything is grown on site- pretty special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2545) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (437) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle @ home. Amber, clear, thick head. Bit bready, rich, nutty, very dry hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (327) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1041) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (508) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (987) - 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 (2332) - 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


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