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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (628) - Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Citrusy earthy dank hops in the aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine, some honey, very well balanced scent. See through light amber color with a large off-white head. Tastes earthy and dank as well; not much up front then the hops hit you with a slightly bitter grapefruit rind aftertaste. The palate is a little weak. The amount of carbonation is spot on, but other than that, its a bit watery. Great idea from SN, but the execution just falls short of many of their beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (1022) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Pours a cooppery amber from a bottle. Fig paste aroma follows in the mouth along with grapefruit and a faint biscuit. How is this not an APA? Good beer nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1315) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Clear copper pour, fluffy slightly tan head. Nose is caramel and herbs. Bitter. Middle is sweet caramel, wood shavings, earthy malt. Finish is pithy bitter citrus, not overpowering. Outstanding beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crispaire (102) - - NOV 2, 2016
2016 vintage bottle. Poured a nice orangy amber. Good nose with notes of citrus, earth, and hops. Decent balance of hops and malt. Drinkable IPA, but doesnt have that dankness of fresh hop ales Ive come to enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle at home while in Florida. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet, grassy trop fruit aroma with a good amount of candy. Pine, orange candy, lemon, wood, grass, toast, light vanilla... Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Citrus and tangerine with good malt backbone. Easy to drink and well balanced, unpretentious IPA. Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4383) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. 2016 vintage. Nose is very grassy and light pine and spruce. Very clear medium copper with large white head, rocky, great lacing. Taste is initially bitter followed by a moderate creamy caramel but never cloying or sweet. Light pepper. Overall, the grassiness seems to dominate most of the flavor profile in a way that detracts from the classic citrus IPA profile. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Moderate amount of citrus. Deep orange brown color. Hazy. Frothy head with residual lace up the side of the tulip glass. Medium bitterness. Finish is long and bitter. Average carbonation. Medium body. A very good but not great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3250) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Hazy Crimson, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dank hops, herbal hops, and slightly bitter finish.


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