Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz pour into an Allagash footed glass.
Ap: Lovely glowing translucent reddish-apricot hue. Thick antique white/vanilla head reduces to nice lacing meringue foam.
S: Up front, something of a malt bomb. Nice biscuit notes with lovely grassy floral hop aroma coming through. As it warms, the hops take over big-time, with a big dry-hop note coming to the forefront. Don't take this one directly from the fridge into your gullet, because you'll miss out!
T: Excellent strong ale qualities (to me this is more of a hoppy strong ale than an IPA). Malty without being sweet, hoppy without turning my mouth inside-out. A slight metallic edge is present, but not unpleasant. Huge dry-hop Cascade action.
M: No complaints here. Fizzy, wonderful fat-scrubbing bubbles would make this great with rich, buttery foods.
O: Not my favorite SN (that one's still the Anniversary Ale) but I have no complaints AT ALL here. I suggest letting it warm up somewhat in order to unleash its full profile. Drink it too cold and you'll miss out on a lot. Excellent on its own; finicky with food (all that dry-hopping, perhaps?), but try spicy Senegalese peanut (curry) soup, or earthy cheeses.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2009 05:08:35 | More by drperm
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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