Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a dark borwnish orange color. It forms a nice substantial head that thins but hangs on for quite a bit.
S: A pleasant combination of malty aromas that give a nod toward a winter warmer and fresh, piney, hoppy aromas of an IPA. Not too potent.
T: I remember drinking the 2004 edition in a taste test of Christmas ales, and it compared poorly - however, that was because this one is styled as an IPA and the others were traditional winter warmers. As in the aroma, the bready malt flavors are there, but gentle, and then it shifts to hoppy notes and a bitter aftertaste that lingers for quite awhile. It's good.
M: Smooth and creamy, as IPAs go. Also pleasant.
D: A pretty easy drinker, although I'd get sick of the aftertaste too quickly to drink a lot of them.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2008 02:51:25 | More by MDekker
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