Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barnzy78:
4.65/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2012, and it's the 6th year in a row I've picked up this favorite of mine.
12oz bottle, a rocky, ivory head tops a bronze colored ale; excellent head retention & lacing is left all over the glass. The pleasant aromas of fresh, dank, piny hops coupled with caramely, bready malt fill the nose. Huge, fresh, piny hops (some pungent grapefruit in there as well) prevail through the healthy dose of malt. Notes of rye bread crust and caramel (a little burnt) try to balance out the pine, but can't stand up to it. Pine lingers & lingers on the palate while finishing dry and bitter. Medium body, smooth but resiny reminiscent of pine tar. Overall, although it's fairly one-note with not a whole lot of complexity, I love this seasonal IPA. I'm not sure why some complain about it being too piny...that's exactly the point they're trying to make.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 00:53:14 | More by barnzy78
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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