redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, always glad to accept a Celebration ale! Great hoppiness, nice color and aroma. Nicely balanced. Not like some "holiday" beers that are nutmeggy or the like, this is like a darker richer version of their pale ale. bigger.
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Bottle (2004 vintage). One of my favorites. Dark orange color. Small tan head. Evident, but not overwhelming hoppy taste (not as hoppy as one would expect from an IPA), with a hint of spice, and a balanced malty and bitter finish. Wish Sierra Nevada brewed this one year round!
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Pours a lovely reddish colour with a fantastic hoppy aroma and flavour, one crackin brew.......a fave !
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber color with a lasting small head. Aroma and taste primariy of hops, but with a decent malt balance. Dry, an exceptional mouthfeel and wonderful level of carbonation. An excellent IPA.
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber with a disapating head. Aromas are sweet, yet bitter pine hops, oily and fresh. Flavours are as hoppy as the aroma - sweet pine with some fruitiness, especially grapefruit in its bitterness. This is a very hoppy beer that is never aggressive or unpleasant. It is very well done. Nice hoppy finish. A proper IPA and one of the best beers I have ever had.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a medium, lasting white head. Big hop aroma, heaps of grapefruit, bit of cara toffee, touch of orange peel too. Dry all the way through, wonderful hoppy fruity flavour. Quite woody (pine), nutty too. Medium bodied. Decent beer, alcohol completely disguised.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle;A reddish colored beer on top of a red/brown beer. Heavy aroma of UD C* hops - almost perfumed - nice!. Dry taste with great hoppiness and some caramel. Dry finish and medium carbonation. A nice beer with a long bitter aftertaste.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured a ruby - amber - orange with a creamy tan head. I’m not much of a hop head and the aroma and first few sips are flavors and aroma of HOPS. But I find as I got to the second half of this tastey brew, I just wanted more. A quality brew and one any hop head and non-hop head should try.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Řlbaren Cph. Dk. Amber colour with a big white head. Cascada hoppy spicy aroma and a hoppy very dry spicy taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber. Very light head. Nice fruit aromas. Cherry? Very, very nice flavor. Suggestion of BooBerry. Man this just outstanding. Layers, well composed, interesting. Jeezz. There is just too much going on to describe. The finish is perfection in bitterness with a wonderful aftertaste. This went over the bar.