Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Telix:
3.05/5 rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams Sensory glass. These are some sketchy notes because I simply didn't have much to say about the beer...:
A: Pours a nice deep copper, that's fairly clear, with a good head that slowly dissipates.
S: It's fairly mild with sweet malts and cat piss hops. I wish it were less bitter and had a greater amount of depth.
T: Some good malt sweetness, but a bit bitter and sharp. It's milder and a bit more piney than I'd like.
M: A bit thin, but more or less average for the style.
D: Eh, this was about as average an IPA as you can get, if you ask me. I wouldn't drink another one of these.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2010 01:38:28 | More by Telix
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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.