Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2007 vintage poured into my FFF nonic pint glass.
HUGE white frothy, foam-on-the-beach head. Big bubbles, littles bubbles.... the beer doesn't discriminate. Large, swarthy patches of foam/lace already covering about 3 fingers of the glass. Almost clear, orangy/amber body with no carbonation lines.
Large piney nose even at a few inches away. There is minimal caramel undertones there, but the majority of the aroma is citrusy (grapefruit and orange pith), resiny hop.
The taste is much like the aroma, with a bit more malt characteristic coming through. Citrusy (grapefruit once again) hop bit up front, with a smooth malty backbone. Quite flowery.
Smooth on the tongue and quite drinkable. I don't want to say that this is a "pounding" IPA, but it did go down rather quick and easy, kinda like your mom. Oh, come on, someone had to say it...
I'm looking forward to reviewing the 02, 03, 05 and 06 I have in my basement, just to see how this has done over the years.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2007 00:44:37 | More by Brewfan
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