Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and moderate amounts of small yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a two finger tall light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering most of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin hops.
T: Upfront there is a decent amount of malts (with a very light amount of caramel notes) but the main flavor in this beer is that of the citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter notes of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness which does not linger.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.
O: Easy to drink and very well balanced - the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malts are really in harmony. Very enjoyable and one I look forward to each holiday season. Definitely sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 02:40:22 | More by dbrauneis
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: It pours out a cloudy amber in color. There were particles on the bottom and yeast in the bottom of the bottle like a typical Sierra Nevada brew. Three fingers of a straw colored head. There was good retention and draping lacing.
S: Piney and grassy.
T: Pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and grass. A nice malt backbone gives it great balance.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation. It is a little bit oily but is very crisp and refreshing.
O: A truly great beer. It kicks like a real IPA, but is super refreshing to make it a good session beer. It also seems to have a bigger malt character which isn't as prominent in other Sierra Nevada brews.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 02:01:45 | More by mpedara429
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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