SIERRA NEVADA (Chico, CA) - ESTATE HOMEGROWN ALE - 4.25
A 6.7%ABV IPA, Sierra Nevada's Estate was a limited brewing that was revolutionary in that it utilized only ingredients (mostly organic, too) grown on Sierra Nevada's estate locally in Chico. My beer ratings are from 1 (awful) to 5 (awesome). A 4.25 is rare and exceptional, so check out this beer if you can find it!
Clean light amber in color, with a big, thick head of off-white foam. Gorgeous lace. Nose is moist, floral, pine hoppiness. A superb start! Taste is sharp and bold, with spicy and peppery hops and a thick malt presence underlying it, and residing at the finish.
Very delicious, and a treat for IPA fans. Here's to hoping there's another harvest next year!