Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chris_Cali_2o9:
4.45/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup
A- Copper body, 11/2" fluffy off white head - 4.0
S- Floral, herbal, citrus, and hints of tropical fruits all tickle the nose. Sweet biscuity malts, slit alcohol aroma - 4.0
T- Follows the nose, caramel malts are more apparent and they bring to the table that awesome sierra taste. The hops are still the stars here and though i'm tired of cascade, when fresh hopped, they're always amazing, plus sierra adds other supporting hops, limiting the cascade to a lingering grapefruit bitterness at the end. - 4.5
M- Oily and resiness, just like it should be, nice carbonation - 4.5
O- Someone needs to make a law, that all IPA's must be fresh hopped. Every fresh or wet hopped brew i have tasted, has been amazing. Add a good malt backbone to that and it becomes glorious. When I first had this in 2011, it blew my mind. Though 2012 didn't do the same, it's still an awesome beer. It's somewhat off balanced, but ipa's are meant to let the hops do the talking, and that's fine by me. - 4.5
2012 score out of 5: 4.38
My aunt gave me 3 bottles of it when i visited her for thanksgiving! Said a friend came over a year ago with it and she didn't like it and it's been sitting in here fridge ever since!
A- Murky amber, floaties fall like snow, 2" fluffy off white head that lasts forever
S- Pommegranet, apple, grapefruit, metal, sweet bready malts, alcohol
T- Sour apple cider, sweet malts, grapefruit bitterness, slit alcohol
M- medium body, lost that oily, resiness feeling, normal carbonation
O- Right from the start, i knew it was going to be awesome, the body is murky and the thick fluffy head only yields when i grow impatient and sip it away. Pommegranet, apple, grapefruit hit the nose with an awesome sweet metalic malt backbone. The taste followz the nose, but with a sour citrus note, sweet malts again are the backbone and grapefruit bitterness finishes it off with a slit alcohol twang to close it out. Though this may not have been the example of what celebration tasted like a year ago, i love it, and would trade my 2012's for this, any day.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 00:56:10 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
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