Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.41/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle (date stamp 32821 05:56) poured into a Libby globe porter/stout glass.
Appearance: Slightly hazy deep amber. Light tan thin head. Lots of lacing all over the glass - strands, fine crazed lines, islands, etc. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Citrusy, some tropical fruit, underlying sweetness, just a hint of something coppery when first poured, but this went away.
Taste: Very hoppy. Pine, citrus, malt (roasted malt bitterness, caramel notes, lingering bready - like a sweet roll - mixed in with the bitter finish). Hops pop out right up front, then the malt sweetness, then a mixed sweet and bitter finish. VERY well balanced. Hop forward, but just right. Strongly hoppy on the burp which surprised me.
Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation. Definitely some hop oils sticking to the teeth afterwards. Pleasant thickness.
Overall / Drinkability: I can see why this is so highly rated, as I wish I had bought a six-pack rather than just a single. This would work nicely as a replacement for my Nosferatu that I'm running out of - wonderful hops, but with a solid malt backbone to compliment it all and make it pleasurable drinking experience. I could easily have another one in a sitting. I had this with pulled pork BBQ (mustard based sauce) and green beans and it went quite well with food. I wouldn't mind having a snifter of this either though for a cold winters night. The pine and citrus hops remind me of summer on a cold evening. Great beer!
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2013 23:33:10 | More by damndirtyape
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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