Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
At last, the renowned Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
A - I love the color. It's something of a hybrid orange/copper/amber color with a bit of intensity given the proper lighting. I had to control the pour a little to keep the head from springing up too much. Got it to about two inches where it retained quite well and left significant sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Slight haze, but quite clear.
S - Was expecting more here actually. I barely pick up anything. What I do get is primarily bready/toasty malt. I expected big hop aroma here.
T - Again, a bit of a curveball, but only in my expectations. It does reflect the smell. I get a grapefruit sensation up front that builds into a rounded bitterness. It's very comfortable and I've grown to like this flavor. The hops are very earthy, slight pine. The bitterness lingers, aided by the next category. Quite complex, fun to try to figure out.
M - This, in my opinion, is where the beer really shines. Definitely on the full side of medium-bodied and the carbonation makes it even more so.
O - I wonder what I would have thought of this beer had I never heard of it? It's not my favorite hop profile, but it is clearly very enjoyable, and I could certainly drink several in a sitting. It separates itself enough from other IPAs that I will clearly be making this a regular winter-time purchase. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 00:05:18 | More by Andrew041180
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