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RATINGS: 844   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 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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celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Had this at the SN Tap room. Quite nice. Not as hoppy as Harvest Ale. Nice pour with plenty of lacing, while the head lingered on top all the way down. Slight fruityness with just ever so slight bitterness at the finish. Very Enjoyable and a Must Try Brew when you have the opportunity.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 (10/4/09, 32oz bottle) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, light spice, honey. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, some bread. Light-medium body, some resin. (8/3/7/3/15)



(11/8/05) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some caramel, berry, light melon. Taste is medium sweet, spruce, caramel, light melon. Soft medium body, easy to drink. Good stuff, but I prefer the Harvest. (8/4/7/4/15)

3.5
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
tap @ toronado:opaque orange aroma is moist and dewey. crisp and bitter flavor. slightly sweet and smooth

3.6
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Very sweet aroma like candy apples and mild hops. Reddish gold w/ almost no lacing and a medium head. Hoppy in the mouth with ctrus and flowery notes. Medium body and slightly dry.

3.6
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
(Draft: Wet Hop Beer Festival, O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) Malty, moderately sweet and a strong hoppiness. Sounds good, doesn’t it? There might even be a hint of light roastiness in there too. The nose is more malty and fruity than hoppy. Fairly substantial palate. Dark golden color. Off-white head has good size during the pour and leaves dense lace on the glass. The best of the 4 dry hopped Sierra Nevada beers in this festival.

3.5
Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Aromas are almost lager-like with fresh hops. A golden hue with a thick white head. Flavors are floral and piney. Medium-bodied -malty with a slight roastiness.

3.6
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
This brew pours with an amber-orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and flowery with a slight hoppy grapefruity note. Not very aromatic. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with flowery notes, a touch of grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied and dry yet surprisingly smooth.

3.8
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
crystal clear amber solid sheet and a solid sheet of froth..nice but restrained hop aroma, balanced with sufficient sweetness...flavors were quite similar to SNPA with a touch more balanced bitterness, and a little more pronounced caramel spicing...nice & drinkable though for sure.

3.8
HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2004
The name of this is really 20th Street Green Hop Ale because it is brewed with only fresh (green/wet) hops grown at SN’s 3 acre hop garden that is on 20th St. across from the brewery. It is usually only available at the brewery but I got to taste it on tap at Hopunion’s tasting room in September when attendended there hop and brewing school. - It pours a clear deep coppper color with great head and lacing. Earthy, malty rosey, sulfur notes in the nose and flavor. Nice "Wet" hop taste.

3.2
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Pretty hoppy, waitress said this is dry-hopped. Almost an IPA, but it had a sweetness to it also. Pretty decent.


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