Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2010 Celebration. Poured from 12 fl oz bottle into Ommegang 10 year anniversary tulip. "Celebration Ale is a special ale for the holidays." Oops, I guess I'm a little behind. Do MLK and Presidents' Day count?
Appearance: Nice thick head, looks like you could balance a stack of coins on top. Cloudy amber color, definitely some sediment and "quiet" carbonation activity.
Smell: Hello! A citrusy hop surprise. I feel like this one's got a lot more aroma than some of my other recent IPA tastings. Could it be that seasonals are generally fresher by nature or is this due to the advertised "fresh hops?"
Taste: Full of flavor. This IPA is more on the citrusy, as opposed to the piney, side. I like it a lot - it's got a spicy kick on the tongue!
Mouthfeel: It's pretty smooth and coats the entire mouth...
Interlude: Yikes, I guess I liked this so much, I ran out before I finished the review, a first! Time to crack into #2 (holding the bottle up to the light, there is a ton of sediment swimming around)...
Mouthfeel (cont): Mouth feels good.
Drinkability: I could move through a few of these pretty easily. And SN always seems to be priced right for the job.
Overall: I like this better than Torpedo, but now I'm anxious to try these back to back. No doubt in my mind why Celebration gets the praise it does - and deserves!
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2011 02:06:15 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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