Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage.
A-The brew is a festive (its a celebration, right?) reddish, golden amber. My pour yielded two fingers of dense, long-lasting, light-tan head. The head left great lacing on the glass.
S-Smells of pine, with a spicy, resinous undertone are the first thing I noticed. With a little more sniffing, I picked up a touch of grapefruit and pineapple, as well as some light maltiness.
T-Taste is more lightly spiced pine and resin. The brew had a slightly sweet flavor and some caramel in the mid-palate to go with the mild bitter bite of the hops.
M-Medium bodied in the mouth with fine, smooth carbonation.
O-This was my first IPA in a while and I was glad to have it. I found it well-balanced and flavorful, but in a world of stupid-high IBU brews, this was a touch simple. Sometimes, however, simple is good. I'll gladly drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 01:32:19 | More by spoony
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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