Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,302 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gunnerman:
4.7/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
09 version on tap at The Lodge in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pint glass pours a hazy orange with a fluffy foamy head that leaves nice thick fat lace. The smell is upfront with a hop explosion west coast done right, citrus smells dominate. The taste is out of this world, strong bold citrus type flavors dominate, grapefruit, tangerine, orange all come together in a fine tasting beer. Overall this is one of my favorite IPA's out there. The quality, the hop profile and the nice malt make this one of the best west coast IPA's that we get everywhere.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2009 12:55:10 | More by gunnerman
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).
Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).
Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.
Overall: Pine goodness, doesn't joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:16:32 | More by tmzl
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,302 ratings.