Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Roosters Beak Augusta, GA
Sierra pulls off a great balancing act, managing to produce a warming, holiday brew while staying true to their signature west coast hoppy style.
A: This ale pours a beautiful rusty, orange color with just a slight haziness and a creamy off-white head. Beautiful.
S: Pine, spicy hops, and grapefruit dominate. Makes you want to taste it for sure.
T: The taste is of spicy, fresh hops with notes of caramel, apple and citrus, especially grapefruit. For me it finishes with a slight malt base taste, although dry. Amazing!
M: Good carbonation for 6.8 with a medium thick but smooth mouthfeel
O: The richer, spicier "holiday" taste elements are all beautifully tamed and balanced with bitter hops in what is a fantastic IPA. Probably the ultimate hophead holiday beer. This is one of the best IPAs I have had the pleasure of drinking. Do not pass on this one!
Serving type: on-tap
12-01-2011 23:29:24 | More by ctfixer
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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