Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,310 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by WrathsU:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a deep mahogany brown color. Clear body and very thick white head. Great lacing and longevity in the head.
S - A ton of American hop aroma but strangely "fresher" than your typical IPA. I'm not sure if this is because of the marketing behind the beer or not but it tastes like someone picked whole cone hops off a vine and threw them in a giant vat of water and then you smelled that vat. There is a slight tinge of soapiness to the hop aroma that is undesirable.
T - A very bitter and hoppy flavor throughout. A very slight dankness to the flavor with most of it being overpowered by the sheer American hop flavor. A slight nutty taste in the finish somewhere is very welcomed.
M - Medium bodied beer with no alcohol burn or ill properties.
O - A very good and distinctly different IPA. This is a beer I look forward to every Christmas and this year it was outstanding as usual.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2011 00:29:52 | More by WrathsU
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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 7,310 ratings.