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Old 11-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Sierra Nevada Estate Ale first year release.

Has anyone tried this yet?

I bought a bottle last week as a house warming present to myself when I move next week. I don't know if this bottle will survive for another 9 days, but at $7.84 for a 24oz. bottle I'm going to try to make it.

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Has anyone tried this yet?

I bought a bottle last week as a house warming present to myself when I move next week. I don't know if this bottle will survive for another 9 days, but at $7.84 for a 24oz. bottle I'm going to try to make it.
Where did you get it for 7.84? I paid $11 after tax and stupid CRV.

P.S. I haven't opened mine either, waiting for some sort of special occasion.
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I tried one a while back. It was good, but I don't really remember the details...guess I'd better try another one!

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I had one a while back as well. Nothing in particular stood out for me, besides the fact that everything in the beer is estate grown...

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Oh! Boo-hoo! You had to pay $11 instead of $7.84.

Some of us live in states where you can ONLY buy beer buy the case.

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Where did you get it for 7.84? I paid $11 after tax and stupid CRV.

P.S. I haven't opened mine either, waiting for some sort of special occasion.
My state liquor store. They used to only carry SN PA, Stout and Porter. I talked to them a few months ago and now we get the Torpedo IPA, which I was super stoked about cause we don't have any good IPA's here.
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Oh! Boo-hoo! You had to pay $11 instead of $7.84.

Some of us live in states where you can ONLY buy beer buy the case.
I was at a pizza place in Media today and they had single bottles of the Estate and the normal Harvest Ale. Estate is $8 and the Harvest is $5.
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I had it a few weeks ago. I was really impressed with it, albeit, Im no beer judge. I remember liking the citrusy and piney flavors...it made me think of sneaking some pine needles into a 1 gallon secondary to see what the results would be as a cheaper alternative.
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Some of us live in states where you can ONLY buy beer buy the case.
And some of us live in places where you can't get ANY American beer OR British beer.

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I wouldn't recommend sitting on it for a special occaision. The beer is brewed with lots of fresh hops grown on premise at Sierra Nevada. The flavors are delicate, and fade with time. The fresher the better on this one.

I had a couple a little while back that I got from a swap with HBT member TwoHeadsBrewing. The hops are remarkably balanced with the malt, much the same as they were in the Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop Ale Sierra Nevada did several months earlier. I was perhaps expecting a bit more hop presence, but I wouldn't say I was disappointed. I could drink that stuff all day for sure. Very tasty.

Drink it now! Seriously

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