Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,757 | Reviews: 3,154 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
2011 Bottling. I've only ever had this on draft before so here we go!
Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange with a huge rocky head that sticks around for the entire ride. Man, this beer looks fresh.
The nose is all hops. Big piny and grapefruity notes dominate with a touch of malt.
Taste follows suit with bright hoppy flavors: citris, pine, etc. The mouthfeel is pleasant enough with solid carb and a quick dryness. Excellent bitter notes.
Really enjoyed this beer and this may be the beer that brings me back to enjoying IPAs again. Interested to see what this does with a couple of months on it as well.
11-25-2011 16:14:27 | More by hippityhops85
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
a -- dim orange; poured quickly to force a nice 3 finger off-white head that never fully disappeared
s -- hops, with an underlying malt profile, some biscuit and spice undertones as well
t -- as is mentioned time and again, this beer can be seen as a perfectly balanced American IPA. what makes it stand out is the slightly high malt profile (for the style), along with a nice mix of pine, yeast, berry, and an almost tea-like herbal quality. all of these flavors seem to reside in the background, so as to never make you second guess that this is a spectacular IPA.
m -- nice full body; crisp and easy to sip.
d -- perfect session beer, with a nice warming quality.
overall: i can see why this is marketed as a winter brew, but i could really enjoy it all year long. however, maybe the seasonal aspect makes it all the better. this beer actually always reminds me of a kind of everyday, sessionable version of SN's Bigfoot.
11-15-2006 03:03:05 | More by schusterbauer
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,757 ratings.