Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GregBlatz:
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I've passed over this beer at the retailer in the past because I assumed it was a spiced Christmas beer. I have heard a lot of good things about it and learned that it was a fresh hop IPA so I am back in!
A - Strong copper orange in color. I'm guessing that this is unfiltered because I can see a lot of hop particulate likely from dry hopping. Head is rocky and pure white.
S - Sweet grain and resinous hops. Fruity ethers.
T - A very nice sweetness from the modified grains. Hops are very floral up front and have a nice bitterness at the end. Pine and grapefruit. I also get a vegetal or grassy like quality from the hops.
M - Full, thick and sticky. moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol burn.
O - A very nice beer. I am embarassed that I hadn't looked closer at it in the past. This is a solid and delicious IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2011 01:30:17 | More by GregBlatz
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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