AMERICAN-STYLE IPA Sierra Nevada Brewing Company "Estate Homegrown Ale"
When hops are harvested in early September, most are dried and stored for use throughout the year. A beer's hop flavor can't get any fresher than a wet-hopped beer like this one, brewed with hops used within 48 hours of harvesting. The hops and barley used in Sierra Nevada's Estate Homegrown Ale are homegrown on the grounds of its brewery in Chico, California, making it a true local beer and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world. The 6.7 per cent ABV American IPA is also certified organic with both the USDA and Oregon Tilth, the highest level of organic certification available. This ale shouts out fresh hop resonance of earthy, grapefruit-like flavors, as well as spicy aromas, mild malty sweetness and toasted nuances.
Price: $10 for 750 ml.