Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,306 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by scottblaze:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
An amitious pour resulted in a frothy tan head w/excellent retention and and lacing, rich amber. Citrus(grapefruit),floral and pine seem to dominate the nose, the Cascade IMO seems to lead the flavor with grapefruit, bitter and maybe a little pineapple with just the right amount of malty base to keep things in check. Mouthfeel and drinkabilty are both plenty nice. Love the alcohol warmness.
Never had this before, bought a sixer ..Celebration Ale?...expecting something lightly hopped, sweet, creamy, malty and spicy, not an IPA, it caught me by surprise....pleasanty. Thumbs up and Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2007 00:49:33 | More by scottblaze
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy, billowy, medium sized bubbles, off-white (light orange hue) head. Slow, sticky retention with big bubbles collapsing creates a creamy, medium sized top layer that leaves random, sticky lacing. Clear, golden amber with light haze particles. Golden like sap from a pine three on a fresh summer morning (some poetry shit).
Smell: Some fruity feeling, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and rich pine with light grain and stronger caramel medium light sweetness. Also some floral notes. Refreshing, cleans your nose. Not flashy (which is a good thing in this case).
Taste: Light sweet lemon start to solid malt backbone in the middle, mostly light caramel medium sweetness, connects everything well. Ends with satisfying medium bitterness, pine all the way with light caramel sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness (mostly bitterness) linger in your mouth for a while, teasing you to make another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation (light crisp), makes it a bit lighter, fresher but still smooth enough. Light dry finish.
Overall: Pine goodness, doesn't joke around, knows what it wants and delivers. Everything as it should be, some would call it boring but the strong pine driven character with solid caramel backbone does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:16:32 | More by tmzl
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,306 ratings.