Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a reddish, caramel color with a great chunky beige head that sticks around for most of the brew.
Smell: Huge floral hop aroma, very piney as well.
Taste: Big and hoppy but super-smooth! A floral hoppy attack up front that is backed by a huge caramel malt backbone. This 2002 edition has mellowed out a lot, but lost some of its hop edge.
Mouthfeel: Ultra smooth despite the hoppiness and light to medium bodied. Lightly carbonated.
Drinkability: I wish I would have picked up another one of these! Very drinkable, smooth and well-balanced.
Picked up this 2002 edition at Blue Max last week and it did not disappoint. I would have liked a more edgy hop bite, but the smoothness is unlike any other IPA I've tried.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2006 04:00:07 | More by jamesdergen
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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