RATINGS: 845   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 Californias North Valley comes our Estate Ale. Its rich with the flavors of the valleyhops 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Clear dark amber with a beige creamy head that lingers with a froth on top and leaves plenty of lacing. Piny hops, lemons, grass, and a malty sweet backbone to the aroma. Flavor is hoppy bitter, sweet malt, with light alcohol noticeable in the finish. A bit sticky sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
bottle. average rocky/fizzy tan head that didnt last too long into cloudy orange body (minimal lacing was present). aromas of mod citrus and resit hops and moderate caramel and some earthiness. flavors: initially lt - mod bittersweet into mod bitter. long finish duration. sticky mouthfeel. damn fine IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Golden color with a nice herbal hop aroma. Flavor has some nice hop freshness with a bitter & oily feel. Good, though certainly inferior to their regular Harvest Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
8 fl oz bottle from Utobeer at the rather steep asking price of 7 quid so it had better be good. Orange amber colour, completely clear with thin off white head. Vegetal hop aroma which is ok, but not beautifully hoppy as I had expected. Quite carbonated in mouth that leads to a certain thinness in the mouth.. Bit of fullness in the swallow, but the malts are a bit muted, some caramel and toffee, but not overly exciting or assertive. The finish is the best aspect of this beer. Good peppery fresh hop. I suppose I was expecting more of a hop bomb. The finish really is quite good. But the aroma and mouthfeel could be better. Given the price I could have bought a Stone Ruination IPA and an Oakhams Bishops Farewell and I know which option I would have gone for. So overall a very pleasant hoppy beer, but it doesnt really shine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Very resinous, medium bodied, almost slick IPA. This is a wet-hopped beer, and has the piney, woody and orangey flavors that go with it. Rather sweet malt profile, caramel, slight apples from the esters, and a considerably sugary finish to go with the bitterness. Had it from a keg at GABF, much better than from the bottles Ive had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Deep copper pour with an off white head. Great hop aroma of citrus and floral hops along with some sweet malt. Citrus hops in the taste with caramel malt and some piney bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pretty durn good IPA. The estate thing is a cool idea. I forget where I bought this... probably Brawleys. Anyway, delish IPA, buy it if you can find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Lucky to score a few bottles from Martys in Newton, Mass. Thanks to Dan for hooking me up! Pours clear, dark copper, with a dense white head of an inch-plus. Lacework aplenty. Ripped sheets of webbed foam throughout the glass as well as a solid skim coat. Nice. Aromatics are grassy, resinous, leafy, and herbal. Quite green and fresh in nature. Plenty of citrus, pine, and earthy moss. Some faint malt to balance, but the hops are what puts a smile on your face. Medium bodied with a slight chew. Sticky and tacky. Bright citrus with hop resins up front on the palate. Leafy, fresh, and fruity. Grapefruit oils spritzed over wet grass near a forest. Bitterness is firm and smooth, and a moderate dryness pulls though as some caramel malt balances. Finishes with some lingering citrus fruit, resinous chew, sustaining bitterness, and a smidge of sweet malt. Killerly quaffable with primo freshness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle from utobeer, 1 at home, 1 with garethyoung and malachi in the new crown. Aroma is massive citrus, lychee, seriously fresh amazing hop character. Taste is similar, bitter but balanced, big but not overly bold, its just amazing stuff. Id drink this every day for every day of the year and feel very very good about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On tap at the White Horse, for "Still here Mr. Selle?" session, at their Old Ale Festival, 28th Nov 08. Reddish copper with a hoppy then fruity aroma - smells like fresh apple skins. Good malty notes and then a long dry finish. The festival programme had the strength down as 7.2% btw.

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