Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I could tell I was gonna like this one as soon as I poured it. It had a beautiful copper color and a nice thick white head that lingered the whole time, and pretty decent lacing.
The aroma was good - the alcohol was present in the smell, as well as strong hops, but as with most beers, didn't really make much of a difference for me in how much I liked the beer.
The taste was fantastic. I didn't even know it was an IPA before I bought it, and was pleasantly surprised as soon as I tasted it and went "WOW! That's my kinda beer!" Super tasty bitter hop presence, a bit of a spicy feeling on the sides of the tongue, and grapefruity piney goodness. A bit of a fruitlike sweetness, or sweetlike fruitness if you will? It did taste/feel a bit stronger than 6.8% though, which is where it lost points on the mouthfeel/drinkability bit.
This beer rules. I just feel bad recommending it to you since it's hard to find now that winter is over, but if you can still find it - well, don't worry about the 2005 at the top, IT'S STILL GOOD! Otherwise, just keep it in mind next winter.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2006 03:15:31 | More by NolateM
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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