Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
12 Fl oz bottle into shaker. Orange/copper beer with solid two finger head. Carbonation is constant and fine. Nose is subdued fruit toffees. Flat clean mouthfeel with aspirin bitter finish. Quite light and easy to drink, surprising given its ABV. Nice albeit one-dimensional. Of course it’s meant to be a Winter beer but here in Sydney it is 25 Celcius at 11pm so I’m drinking it straight out of the fridge. Probably better a little warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (446) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
Flaska från SB. Mörkorange klar vätska med högt gulbeiget skum. Frisk doft av citrus, koriander, örter, selleri, tuggummi, blommor, färskt gräs. Åt det sötare hållet med en del maltighet undertill. Medelstor kropp. Frisk beska från början. Något torr. Inte lika mycket fruktighet som i doften, mer aggressiv i humlen. Maltigheten drar åt pilsnerhållet. En ganska lätt öl, men samtidigt med bett i. Välhumlad och trevlig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
A: Amber coloured, huge off white head N: Floral, caramel, lots of hops, hint of liqourice T: Decent bitterness, quite deep wooden flavour. O: Lots more malty than expected. Still a good beer though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (384) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass Appearance: pours a 3" pillowy off white head that falls very slowly and leaves abundant lacing behind. Color is cloudy reddish-amber. Aroma: strong pine and citrus dominate but there is an evident malt in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, viscous and quite sticky with a quite dry finish. Flavor: fine balance between the hop notes with a bready-sweet malt. Overall: extremely well done. I am a rare IPA drinker but this one is definitely worth having.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (396) - - FEB 1, 2016
Aromas of lemon rinds and caramel. Taste is lemon rind, red grapefruit, caramel malts, and some peppery biscuits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head. Aroma is earthy and grassy. Taste is grassy hops with a nice maltiness to go with a pleasing bitterness. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuchessOfIowa (157) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Ruby mahagony Brown hue with medium vanilla head. Spicy malt flavor with citrus, pepper, and slight juniper. Like the subtle bitterness balanced with the malt. Still has a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2016
Sierra Nevada Hop Celebration 2015 This fresh hop winter IPA pours a deeper russet gold that kind of makes me think of Aki no Kimagure. It’s got a great fragrant hop bouquet juicy fruits(mangoes & guava) with minty lemon as well. Nice full body and very bitter hitting you with a pine whallop, then a hearty dose of fruits and finishing with a nod towards the malts. Even though it’s bitter it remains balanced good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 19, 2016
33cl bottle cloudy dark orange~brown colored aroma full of hop, grass taste malty, dry finish with less bitterness drinkable IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Tap at Saddle & Sabre. Light copper color with white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Slightly piney aroma and taste with caramel, grapefruit and floral notes. Well balanced, warming and quite pleasant.

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