Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
11-30-2012 01:32:19 | More by spoony
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pine. Like a Christmas tree. This truth came to me drinking last year's Celebration.
There is no spice in the beer.
Citrus is limited. Grapefruit bitterness is all.
Pine. Like a Christmas tree.
Like drinking a delicious Christmas tree.
Mouthfeel is perfect, with perfect carbonation.
I look forward to it every year.
11-30-2012 00:45:58 | More by mymasterpiece75
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Perfect holiday beer. Very well balanced, not overly spiced and very drinkable. More malty than hoppy, this is better than past Celebrations I've had in the past. Slightly sweet and caramel. Great body.
Rich copper, with a thick, Cream-colored head.
Citrus up front, with pine following.
Easy to see why they release this brew during the holiday season - its rich flavors are perfect for this time of year.
11-29-2012 15:41:07 | More by Prime16
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
12oz. Bottle poured into a Maudite tulip
Celebration pours a ruby/golden color with about a 1 1/2 finger head. Great lacing all the way down on this one as well. Grapefruit nose with some malt on end. It's all malty sweetness up front then the bitterness comes in. It's very easy drinking and a great beer all around. This beer reminds you why Sierra Nevada is the granddaddy of craft beer.
11-29-2012 06:30:13 | More by Thedaver4220
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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