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
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Red-orange in color. Great clarity. Three fingers of rocky, off-white head build atop the glass. Retention is excellent. Sticky webs of lacing cement themselves onto the glass.
S: Citrus notes of clementine and mandarin orange. Lemon rind and perhaps subtle hints of lime leaf. Soft aromas of pine needles and mint leaves. Pleasant grainy malt base. A touch brothy with scents of barley soup.
T: Citrus notes of clementine and lemon rind at the start. Grapefruit pith and rind as the bitterness builds. The hops shift again into tastes of tobacco and garden herbs as the bitterness reaches its apex. Slight cracked pepper. Fresh hop oils. Malt base of toasted grain. Slight broth. Finishes with a lingering minty, herbal, and citrus rind bitterness.
M: Medium bodied. Very smooth and creamy. Very soft, soothing sort of texture to it. Moderate carbonation.
O: An interesting choice Sierra Nevada has made, to have an IPA for a winter seasonal in lieu of some of the more traditional winter styles (porter, winter warmer, etc). But why not? It's a damn good beer and it sells very well. There's a great deal of complexity coming from the hop profile, and that fresh hop taste is what sets it apart.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 04:26:04 | More by ryan1788a5
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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