Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic November-January staple
Fantastic head and lacing as most all SN beers do provide into the tulip glass. Darker than other west coast IPAs, looks like an amber IPA in color. Very active in the glass. Inviting.
Nose and taste are of spicy hops, holding a nice orangy citrus whereas the hops taste very fresh. Almost as if the hops in this beer are alive. Unlike most west coast IPAs, this one has a good dose of malts backing it up, holding a sweet hoppy finish, dry and bitter. Fresh prickly pine in there as well. A bit one dimensional but such a damn solid brew that's always welcomed this time of year.
I'd give even better scores with this one due to consistency and affordability but there are too many other IPAs available to me that I've enjoyed a bit more such as Aroma Coma, Blind Pig, Hopfather, Just Outstanding, Union Jack and Sculpin. To Celebration Ale's defense, it certainly does hold up leaps and bounds better over time than the above beers I just compared it to. Always nice knowing I don't absolutely have to drink this one as fresh as possible, although it's still preferred.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 18:45:12 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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