Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and rich but not cloying. Bitter end fades the further into it you go. In the end, hops coming mostly from the smell. An interesting and refreshing little beer.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 - rich copper color, nice spicy nose. hoppy all over, a little more malt would seem more appropriate for the holidays.
sethatuml (38) - USA - NOV 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A celebration indeed! This has that distinct bitter flavor that the pale ale of the same brewery does, but even more of that wonderful alcohol!
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just your standard IPA. Hops with some mild malt undertone. Unexciting. Since I don't like the style it scores low for me.
Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice color and pretty head with nice lacing. Flavor is dominated by hops but has a nice malt undertone. A good sip.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What happens when you take a great pale ale and add more malt and hops to get an IPA? It's time for a celebration! Bottle (1999).
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great brew from Sierra Nevada. They are definitely one of my favorite brewing companies. Nice ruby/copper pour with a frothy, lacing head. True to Sierra Nevada, the hops spring out of the glass. Deep hoppy flavor, with a hint of bitterness at the end. Very good beer.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Medium, white head and copper body. High hops! Grapefruit with a lasting bitterness. Very good.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear orange amber with small head that disappears fast. Big floral hop nose with some citrus overtones. Big hop taste mild bitterness. Good IPA but a little thin in the finish and a little light in body.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice hop aroma, great color and clarity. Nice hop flavor and bitterness with some balance of the crystal malt. This is a classic American IPA but I would just like to see a little more malt body by incresing the mash temp a few degrees. A very good overall beer.