Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - deep copper, brilliant clarity, large off white head, leaves big puffy clouds clinging to the bottom of the glass.
S - pine and bitter grapefruit. simple, but elegant. very clean.
T - more pine right off the bat, but balanced with some mild carmel sweetness. Finish is long, lingering bitter grapefruit and pine.
M - medium body, medium carbonation, alcohol is hidden, dry puckering finish
D - a joy to drink, wish I had year round access to a fresh supply!
Perfectly executed, as to be expected from Sierra Nevada. These guys know to use hops. I know my descriptions aren't overly detailed, and don't do it justice, but this beer is so well done. Simple, yet refined. I once heard someone say that this beer is essentially the proto-type for American IPA and I'd have to agree. I've had bigger and hoppier, but I'm not sure I've had better.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2009 01:19:00 | More by markaberrant
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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