Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice find at a local beer bar. It's quite unusual to find tapped beer from the US and this was also super fresh
A- Deep dark orange colour, quite hazy. Almost 3 fingers of amazingly frothy white head that shows decent retention. Loads of super-dense lacing on the sides of the glass
S- Background grainy malt base, with a slight toasted hint to it. Then piny, herbal and menthol notes from the hops. A slight hint of spiciness, probably from the esters
T- Toasted grainy malt backbone as the smell suggested. A bold resinous, piny bittering bite hits the palate, but it never gets too aggressive or bitter thanks to a very nice range of undernotes from the hops: some kind of floral feel, mint, tobacco, as well as some spicy grapefruit and lemon notes on the tongue. Nicely persistent resinous, bitter aftertaste
M- Medium bodied. Extremely smooth on the palate with just the right hint of delicate but very thick carbonation. More on the juicy and fresh side on the tongue, where the fruity flavours spread
O- Perhaps the most complex IPA i have tried (not that i have tried hundreds). I was asking myself how an american IPA could be meant for the winter but now i see, this is absolutely perfect for the winter. Still extremely drinkable despite its intense bitterness. Great beer
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2011 09:41:38 | More by Cozzatoad
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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