Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by NDPDuke:
4.55/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle of the 2007 version. First year I have had this beer.
A beautiful looking beer. Poured into a SA Perfect Pint. Copper/Amber color with a nice head. Head had nice retention.
Smells of hops and winter spices. Very pleasant smell.
Wow...great beer. I love IPA's and I love this beer! Taste like hops and pine trees! Interesting take on a winter beer. I have never had a winter beer with so much glorious hops!
Tastes good in the mouth. Smooth and sticks to the palate.
Drinkability is great! I truly love this beer. Went out and bought a case the next day. Smooth, great tasting, and a decent % of alcohol makes it a great everyday beer.
Highly recommend this beer!
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2007 01:41:44 | More by NDPDuke
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).
Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).
Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.
Overall: Pine goodness, doesn't joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:16:32 | More by tmzl
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,304 ratings.