Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottled Sept 28, 2010.
Pours amber/orange/copper with a very nice haze and dark bits of sediment and a huge foamy and rocky off white head that leaves rings of clumpy lacing down the glass. Beautiful.
Aroma is pine, citrus, grass, floral hops, some caramel and bready malt, moderate to good strength.
Excellent flavor of resinous fresh hops, citrus, pine and grass, good caramel malt backbone in the middle with a moderate sweetness to offer balance to the good bitterness on the finish. Lingering sweet/bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, medium carbonation, very easy drinking.
What an excellent IPA, great, great stuff. Hope to be able to try a fresher batch sometime this season as our East Coast distributors took their sweet time getting round one on the shelves this year.
Original Review Nov 27, 2009
2009 bottle. Pours dark amber/copper/red with a nice pillowy & rocky off-white head. Leaves a good amount of sticky lacing.
Aroma is floral hops.
Flavor is very hoppy, more pine/floral/grassy than citrus. Some caramel malts. Bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-full with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable!
Appearance 4, Smell 3, Taste 3.5, Mouthfeel 3, Drinkability 3.5, Score 3.45
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2010 04:50:31 | More by elgiacomo
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