Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a stubby 12-ounce bottle into a Duvel glass.
A: Poured a rich copper with reddish highlights and a three-finger head of thick, creamy foam. Great carbonation and solid looking character.
S: Smells of citrus and pine hops. The sweetness is light, but notes there is some nice balance to the brew also.
T: Outstanding. Great pine and grapefruit hop bite, smooth, creamy malt backbone. Really enjoyable IPA.
M: Mouthfeel is medium-bodied but not overbearing. The hops tingle and slightly sweet burn in the finish is great.
D: The ABV is up near 7%, so be aware off that, because it's really hard to stop once you've started. Great session brew to have at a cozy Christmas party.
Unusual to have an IPA as a winter seasonal, and that might turn away some purists, but I wish this were available year-round. Sierra Nevada's standard pale ale is not a great substitute for it, and the Anniversary Ale was a limited brew, so enjoy this one while it lasts.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2007 04:42:53 | More by Gambrinus1184
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