Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
1) Sierra Nevada, you have have a reputation for tradition, why brew an IPA (something I can find anytime of the year) instead of a winter warmer (something I can only find once a year)?
2) It is difficult to review this without referencing their Torpedo IPA, sorry for those who aren't familiar with it.
SN brews always have a noticeable "fresh" taste about them, this beer is by far the freshest. Like Torpedo, this tastes more like a wet, sweet malty English IPA than a drier, hopped-up American IPA. Hops are still prevalent, though: very floral, piney with tart grapefruit and wet, but not sticky, finish. Mouthfeel is smooth but surprisingly not very heavy, almost like it’s on nitro.
I enjoy Torpedo, this just tastes like a fresher, hoppier, smoother version. Not a radical departure, though, and probably the only seasonal IPA this time of year.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2011 04:45:15 | More by nsabo
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