Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bradford:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Six pack of '07 version purchased 11/23/07
Looked nice. Very deep orange, with a perfect white head
Smelled very hoppy and clean. For the amount of "C" hops, this one has the right amount of malt sweetness in the nose.
Taste is great. Hoppy, yet balanced, in a way that only the masters at Sierra Nevada can pull off year after year.
Mouthfel is nice. The bittering hops coat my mouth with the oily viscosity that is washed away by the beautiful use of malts, and then quickly reminds me that it is an IPA for the ages with more hops.
Drinkability is as good as it gets for IPAs. The only other IPA that can hold a candle to Celebration in my mind is Furious. But seeing as how Furious is about as hard to come by around here as a girl who cooks, cleans, and doesn't talk, and Celebration is in every gas station, restaurant, and corner liquor store, I am quite satisfied and content. I hope to one day make it up to Chico. (For the brewery, not the debauchary that ensues around campus.)
Fantastic. Highly recommended... As if you didn't already know
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2007 04:13:05 | More by bradford
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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.
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