Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.46/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
A- Poured a golden amber color with hints of orange. Slightly cloudy with yeastie goodness. One to one & a half finger ivory head with minimal lacing
S- Pine & resin on the front with a fair amount of grapefruit. Right behind is a bit of bready yeast and a whiff of floral as well
T- Amazingly well balanced. It tastes exactly like it smells, just more intense. Pine and resin mixed with the crispness of the grapefruit. There is also toasty & sweet malts to round it out. Everything works in harmony.
M- Light to medium mouthfeel, but not at all watery. Nicely carbonated as well. Very refreshing and crisp. There was a long, hoppy, bitter (but not unpleasantly so) finish.
O- Full disclosure. I usually don't like IPAs. But this beer was a revelation. It was so well balanced and thought out. I can see why people wait for this beer all year.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 22:40:35 | More by mecummins
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