Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by psuKinger:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into standard shaker pint glass. No freshness date that I can see on the bottle.
A: Pours a nice, moderately sized white frothy head with "pancake batter bubbles" in the middle. The beer is a very deep orange, but glimmers in the light so I can see the carbonation rising.
S: Smell is of sweet hop oils, like an IPA slightly past it's prime.
T: Big flavors of citrus and grapefruit punch through early, but are followed by mild "Christmas" flavors of cinnamin. Maybe a little coriander?
Far from my first encounter with SN Celebration, this beer always drinks so smooth for an IPA. Just a smooth, approachable IPA with a reasonable amount of citrus/grapefruit.
M: A smooth brew that falls apart lightly in the mouth, it has appropriate carbonation and finishes with a good hoppy dry finish.
D: Another great one from Sierra Nevada, this is quite drinkable. As far as Christmas Beers goes, it's not a *typical one* because it's base style is an IPA. But I love IPA, and I would drink this year-round if they brewed it year-round. It's excellent.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2010 23:22:37 | More by psuKinger
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