Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,297 | Reviews: 3,149 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by spinrsx:
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Clear amber/light-copper colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 7 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some hops. There also seems to be a bit of a cherry or almond flavour that I don't remember from the 2010 version.. It ends with a malty sweet fruity aftertaste with a nice dose of hop bitterness.
Overall - Fantastic amount of fresh hop bitterness.. I always look forward to when this beer comes out. It doesn't have a whole lot of citrus fruit flavour that is common in the IPAs that I enjoy, but it makes up for it in delicious malts and fresh hop flavour.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2011 02:18:33 | More by spinrsx
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4.38/5 rDev +5%
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 7,297 ratings.