Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip
L: wow! murky mostly opaque brown with amber highlights topped by a super think 1 1/2-inch head of cream tan/off-white foam. the beer looks solid. and fantastic lacing. remnants of the head last minutes after most heads have dissipated.
S: hops! but it has a nice sweetness to it. definitely some pine and citrus/grapefruit. but you can smell some malt in there, which is awesome. an American IPA with some balance!
T: good up front hop bite with loads of sweetness to give it some balance; the hops are ever-present, from front bite even though the sweeter finish, you can taste that bitter citrusy IPA flavor. can't taste as much malt as you smell.
M: full. good carbonation despite the huge head.
O: I got this late in the season, I'm assuming, and it's still awfully damn good. the two bottles i bought both had some cloudiness in them (debris settled to the bottom), but in both cases, that cloudiness seemed in no way to affect the taste or body of the beer.
what a great American IPA! I was late to it this year, but I'll be on the lookout for it next time around ... if a fresh Celebration tastes better than *this*, oh baby!
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 22:10:47 | More by Premo88
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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