Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
There are a few beers every year I buy and just can't put my thoughts down on. This is certainly one of them.
The perfect sticky creamy lace coating head you'll see. A nice light amber color that's dense from I would assume bottle conditioning. Light shines through no problem, but you can't see through it.
Sharp fresh citrus hops as expected. They bite the nose and make you beg for me.
The hops here bite, they linger, they're citrus with a hint of pine. This beer has an interesting spicy kick at the end, not sure where it comes from but it keeps this one on the very aggressive and dry side. The malt is here but the hops just obliterate it.
I'll have another...need I say more?
This one is a bit aggressive and the dryness and the bite to it will turn people away who don't enjoy that. I however am not one of those people! If you don't like the aggressive bite a month or two will leave a still wonderful beer with more malt standing out. I can vouch that this isn't a bad IPA after a bit of age hits it. I'd still drink early!
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2011 04:48:52 | More by bobhits
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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