Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured direct from the frige, from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A - pours a hazy amber with a big frothy off white to tan head. Very fluffy looking. Appears to leave a generous amount of lacing. It doesn't appear to be overly carbonated. A beautiful looking beer.
S - big hops upfront obviously. There is a nice mix of citrus hops and undertones of the juicy/fruity hops. There is a hint of a malt base, but the hops are what dominate here.
T - strong hops dominate pretty much through the entire flavor profile. Very strong citrus/grapefruit flavors. I'm not getting much in the way of a malt backbone when cold, but this comes out more as the beer warms, with some caramel and bread undertones that beging to show through.
M - medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit sticky feeling, but not in a bad way at all.
O - overall, a nice beer. I enjoy the winter seasonal IPAs and pale ales as a change of pace from the winter warmer seasonals (which I love), and this is a very enjoyable offering from Sierra Nevada. Very good, as always.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 18:20:35 | More by lawlerj
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