mrhopsbeertalk (297) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2015 Update 11/12/15 - Partial credit for at least bringing back the bitter edge, but this still lacks its previous depth of hop flavor and aroma. The caramel malts also, unfortunately, have a bigger presence.
Update 10/27/14 - Sierra Nevada has ruined this beer! As a longtime fan and fiend I feel confident saying this tastes nothing at all like it used to and did as recently as 2012. There is NO aroma and very little hop flavor aside from some minor mt hood/chinook and sublte cascade contributions. I am so disappointed I might just cry in my glass. Same failings as this year’s Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop Ale, possibly used the same hop crop. Skip it, write to them and complain and hope they bring this back to it’s previous glory!
2012 and earlier releases - One of a short list of longtime favorites. Freshly bottled Celebration packs a big hoppy aroma, flavor, and an abundance of bitterness. As it ages, this beer takes on varied and enjoyable flavor nuances as the bitterness mellows. I tend to buy this whenever it’s available.
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some herbs and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, malty bread, spices, some earthly notes, grapefruit. Flavour add dried fruits and some nuts.
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red with bubbly white head. Citrus, caramel and burnt sugar. Sweet, harsh tea and green finish. Overall: nope. Where’s the hops?
IPAgutten79 (916) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk gylden med høyt hvitt skum. Aroma av humle og karamell. Smaker søt, så en vag bitterhet. Bær av noe slag? Medium konsistens.
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapd Jostein med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,8%, Når@28.07.2016
Drukket Som Alias@Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA
Arve_Christian (4798) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vimonopolet Norway. Deep golden color, slightly hazy with good foam. Medium/high
Aroma intensity; hops, caramel, malt and some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness,
Ok bitterness - ends up a little
Bit too sweet. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle. Hazy dark amber with nice lasting head. Aroma is caramalt, pine, floral and malt. Taste is much like the aroma but the malty parts stands out. For beeing a malty ipa I think its very good.
OminouSC2 (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.
ABS (912) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. 2015 version, in other words, way too old... Pours close to clear copper. Medium sized, slightly orange head. Malt, orange and some metallic nose. Malt, herbs, some grapefruit, resin and pine flavour. Bitter. Medium, oily body, soft carbonation. Sadly, too old.
Florya (1754) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, citrus, spice, wood, spice, pine and grass. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.