Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
2006 version poured into a pint glass
This beer has a very nice copper red color with high clarity and a white head. Great head retention and excellent lacing. Holy hops the smell is all hops a lot of spicy hops come through in the nose I may be getting a little vanilla in there too. The taste is again spicy from the hops with a bit of citrus flavor to round off the spice. There is a peppery bitter aftertaste as well that will stay with you for a while. The taste reminds me of something but I can't place it though. The alcohol isn't really noticable masked by the hoppiness. The mouthfeel is good with the right amount of carbonation light for a winter beer but good for an IPA. An IPA is an intersting choice for a winter beer but this one works, because of the high level of spicy hops for me the drinkability is a little low because of the intense flavor. All in all it is a good beer, a nice change of pace from the dark ale based winter seasonals.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2006 02:04:28 | More by fank2788
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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