Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,771 | Reviews: 3,154 | Display Reviews Only:
1.98/5 rDev -52.4%
A- Dark coppery color with a coppery white sticky head that fades to a low layer but sticks around. Looks good but a little bit dark for an IPA.
S- Big grassy pine with a little fruitiness. Not very pleasant.
T- Super strong bitter pine flavor. There's also a little light malt and spicy character. Never had a "fresh hop" beer before but I don't like this one.
M- Dry and high in carbonation. Pretty standard for an IPA but with this flavor it just fills my whole mouth in a way I don't like.
D- Bleh. Don't want any more. A one dimensional IPA with that dimension being one I don't like. Made my stomach hurt too, won't be coming back to this one.
12-20-2011 22:59:24 | More by Guden
2.03/5 rDev -51.2%
Taken from a written account a few weeks back...
The bottle claims that this ale is unique, and....well, I suppose it is. (Not that this is a good thing.) The nose was a whacked-out combination of cedar, bitter orange, and menthol. I should have quit right there. I can't figure out why everyone loves this stuff: the taste of burning wood and mint leaves with a powerful jolt of alcohol was too much for me. There was a perfect level of carbonation, though! For me, this beer is not worth the hype. It's good for keeping around to drink once in a decade when you're just bored with the usual beers. Gross!
03-05-2005 23:42:22 | More by Opethsprite
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,771 ratings.