Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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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