Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,301 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by sgtaxt:
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Great looking beer. On the light side of amber, a bit orange; just a little haze. Dense head leaves very sticky lacing that coats most of the glass.
S: A formidable scent. Strong piney hops profile supported by a darker malt tone and accented with citrus notes on the top.
T: The bitter hops make the body of this flavor. As the bitterness crescendos towards excessive, the toasted malt sweetness steps in to relieve your palate.
M: Small, fizzy bubbles give playfulness to the otherwise smooth mouthfeel. The lacing is still very sticky, clings to your mouth. The alcohol gives this beer a wonderful warmth.
O: The result is a super drinkable IPA, perfect for a chilly evening. Has a very friendly character that imparts itself upon the drinker.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2011 23:21:42 | More by sgtaxt
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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 7,301 ratings.