Monday, 17 July 2006

Review: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Rating: A

This was the 2005 version, sampled at Brickskeller in DC.

Appearance: Light copper color, nice head and lacing. Very nice looking beer.

Smell: all fresh hops in the nose, wish some resiny, piney notes.

Taste: hops take center stage, but the malt backs up well enough that this quite bitter beer isn't overwhelming. Hops have a decidedly spicey character to them, which along with the pine in the nose explains why this is a winter seasonal.

Mouthfeel: no complaints at all, smooth, good carbonation.

Drinkability: I'll be buying a lot of this come winter so I can enjoy it all year round! Great representative IPA to introduce the style to people.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-17-2006 03:09:14

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