KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews & Comments

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Sierra Nevada "Celebration Ale"
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Chico, California USA
India Pale Ale (ABV 6.8%)

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a clear dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really good lacing.

The aroma had a moderate dose of pine hops, a generous portion of grain and barley malts and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus and some nice wintery spices (clove and coriander I believe).

The taste was mildly bitter with a note of caramel and just a little orange at first then became moderately bitterer and a bit hoppy with notes of grapefruit and a big dose of spices at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with a nice strong hop presence and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body and a bit dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall a nice full tasting hoppy ale that had everything it needed to make a wonderful Winter Seasonal.

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