Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,301 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by SetarconeX:
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A year since I first tried this, I'd forgotten how tasty it was. Fairly average looking reddish brown color, with an aggressive head. Doesn't look like much, but it smells quite nice. Lightly malty and sweet. Tastes, however, quite hoppy, though not the sort of crazy over the top hops that other beers might go for.
The slight sweetness in the brew makes this far more drinkable than many other IPAs out there. Very much worth stocking up on for the season.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2008 04:43:54 | More by SetarconeX
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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 7,301 ratings.