Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,302 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by UnderPressure:
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice copper color. Great two finger head and retention.
A nice, typical American IPA hop aroma.
In your face hop flavor. Some maltyness comes through. High level of bitterness makes for a dry finish.
Medium bodied mouthfeel. Carries this beer well.
This is a pretty standard IPA. Good, but nothing outrageous here.
Not sure why its the winter seasonal, but IPAs are always good.
Copper colored beer. Clear. Thick, rocky beige head lasts a long time. Nice lacing.
Hops all throughout the aroma. Pungent, citrus, piney, and slightly floral. Fantastic aroma.
A slightly sweet malty backbone with hops all over the place. A mosaic of different hop flavors. And really bitter too.
Mouthfeel has a relatively high viscosity. Smooth, with a pleasant carbonation.
This is a great IPA. Plenty of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness. Very satisfying.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2013 13:19:23 | More by UnderPressure
More User Reviews:
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 7,302 ratings.