Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ruslanchik:
3.33/5 rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
I first had this beer two years ago when I was into craft beers, but not fully appreciating them yet. I drank a whole sixer out of the bottle. I missed so much of the value of the brew by not being able to smell it...
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A medium pour reveals a big head--three fingers of off-white fluff that threatens to overflow the glass. Retention is awesome and lacing encircles the entire glass. The beer is amber and just a bit hazy.
Aroma is big-time hops. There are traces of pine, grapefruit, and soap. There is also something that smells slightly off. It smells just a bit like rotten vegetables.
The flavor is very bitter--pucker your face, taste buds running for cover bitter. If there are another other hop flavors they are suppressed by the bitterness. There is also a metallic taste that comes through after the bitterness. No real malt character.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Just a little bit thick, a little bit oliy. The mouth is left coated slightly. Carbonation is medium to high.
I used to be a major hop-head, but I can feel that fading. I am wishing now that I had a malty brew to follow this one with. It is a good IPA, but not a session beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2008 06:52:00 | More by Ruslanchik
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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