Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,297 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bernerdawg:
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a medium amber with an inch of tan head
Piney hops, malt, sugary yeast
Dry hops. Strong malt backbone. Some spiciness, almost peppery with a tart resin finish
Full. Chewy. Smoother and less carbonated than I thought it'd be.
Well balanced. Bitterness lingers long after the sip. As it warmed the malt grew more prevalent; astrigency shifted mostly to the aftertaste. A rich, well balanced IPA with a bockiness perfect for the winter months.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 22:42:30 | More by Bernerdawg
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4.38/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).
Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).
Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.
Overall: Pine goodness, doesn't joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:16:32 | More by tmzl
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,297 ratings.