Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
350ml bottle, poured into a wide bowled tulip glass
Pours with a deep orange tinged amber body. Thick dense off white puffy head, half an inch of dense creaminess. Some patchy lacing
Smell, rich piney american aroma hops, some slight acetone character and a little peppery sweetness. A few slight fruity esters followed by a chunk of maltiness and tinned fruit. Freshness prevails, some lavender and a faint flowery aroma
Taste, crisp slightly syrupy floral hop character. Strong yet balanced hop bitterness, backed up a strong malt backbone. Creamy and silky hops conjure up a myriad of deep rich fragrant flavours, theres almost a perfumy quality to the whole experience also. Lasting citric and piney bitterness on the finish
Superb seasonal IPA. The 2005 seems to be slightly better but then again my palette may just have changed to some degree. Regardless, a tasty beer
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2007 00:48:52 | More by cypressbob
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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