Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by adam42381:
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a medium caramel color with a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head. Excellent sticky lacing.
Smell: Grapefruit and sweet citrus. Very hoppy.
Taste: Piney hops up front followed by mild caramel malt in the middle and ending with bitter grapefruit. Aftertaste is hoppy bitterness than lingers. Hops through and through. Good stuff.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could knock back several of these without any problem.
Overall: Excellent IPA overall. You'll be hard pressed to find a better all around American IPA. If you see it, buy it. I really wish Sierra Nevada would release this year-round.
Reviewed 12-26-2006 - Rating: 4.5/4.0/4.5/4.0/4.5
Appearance: Pours a deep caramel color with 1-2 finger fluffy off-white head. Nice thick lacing throughout.
Smell: Bitter citrus with a fair amount of alcohol and hops mixed in. Slight hint of spices.
Taste: Has a bit of bite at first which smooths out nicely. Very strong bitter citrus with some hops and malt thrown in. Very bitter finish, in a nice way. Nice bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Not too heavy nor too light. Just about right. A slight oily residue from the hops I would imagine.
Drinkability: Quite high. I could see myself enjoying a number of these over a sitting. Too bad I only snagged one to give it a try. I will make sure I grab a six-pack next time. Too bad it's seasonal because I could see drinking this one year-round.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2006 02:55:08 | More by adam42381
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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 7,303 ratings.