Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle to a snifter
Bottled on Oct 9th. My first bottle of the '12 batch
Pours a deep golden orange with some darker hues towards the top. Clumps of yeast float around the glass and have settled at the bottom of the bottle. Brewed a little over a month ago, there's no real excuse for this. One finger of foam that's receded rather quickly, decent lacing as I swirl it on the sides of the glass
Aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus. Robust malt presence with a sweet bready odor and a tinge of alcohol. Malt is what stands out the most to me here, very reminiscent of SN's hop harvest ales
Taste of strong spicy hop, modest grapefruit, citrus, and pine resin. Malts not as strong as the nose, yet clearly represented- a good thing in this case. Nice bitter finish
Mouth is pretty full bodied for an ipa, with a nice crisp and dry finish. Resin from the hops coat the mouth leaving it sticky, goes down smooth.
Over all a great beer I look forward to every year. For $6.99 a six pack it cannot be beat, will be a staple in my fridge throughout the winter. Incredibly smooth and incredibly bitter
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2012 21:26:58 | More by lordofstarside
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