Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Eastate

by Kelli H. on November 2, 2011

Beer: Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
Date: 10/28/11
Type: Organic Ale
Alcohol: 6.7%
Package Type: 22 oz bottle
Location Brewed: Chico, CA
Price: Unknow

Aroma: HOPS, bread/yeast

Body & Texture: Bitter in the mouth but goes down smooth. Low carbonation.

Aftertaste: Intense bitterness of hops and grapefruit.

Overall Impression: Tastes like a strong but flat IPA. The grapefruit flavor in this beer was very interesting and fun to try. We were given this beer as a gift from my dad so the price was unknown to us. We finished the bottle between David & I but we weren’t big fans. Although it was drinkable by all means we both didn’t think it’d be a beer we’d purchase for ourselves. The bottle was beautiful though and we were really happy to try a new beer.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Errign November 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

IPAs are probably my least favorite beer – they’re too bitter for my taste.


David November 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Fun one to try, but not my favorite!


Made in Sonoma November 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm

At first IPA’s were too bitter for me too and I didn’t like them. I started out drinking Pilsners and Hefewizens then I started like Amber Ales and it’s just grown from there. The more beers I try the more I like stronger tasting beers. It’s funny how our tastes can evolve.


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love IPAs. The flatness and semi-high ABV turn me off about this beer, but the grapefruit and hoppiness make me want to give it a shot. I’m a big Sierra Nevada fan.


Made in Sonoma November 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

@Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
I’d say if you’re an Sierra Nevada fan then it’s definitely worth a try. I actually haven’t had a Sierra Nevada yet that I like.


Janelle April 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

We finally opened this beer tonight. The price was $8.99 for 22oz. I think your review says it well. It seemed to have more carbonation when first opened but then after sitting for 10 minutes the carbonation went pretty flat. Good hoppy flavor, smells great, does seem to have a grapefruit aftertaste which I didn’t really enjoy. I do like the fact that it is completely organic and the hops and barley grown right at the brewery. But… I don’t think I would buy it again. The turnoff was mainly the low carbonation and long bitter aftertaste.


Made in Sonoma April 5, 2012 at 3:57 am

I’m glad you finally tried it! Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s worth the money either.


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