Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have been waiting such a long time to taste this that it has become somewhat of an iconic beer. Unfortunately for this beer the Aussie scence has improved significantly as well as the availability of some seriously great US IPAs. So I have to now admit that this is rated on the basis of the competition. Still a great aroma and presentation in the glass. The hop presence is fine but not assertive. A bloody great beer as it would have been many years ago had I had it then. Now, a fine ale, but not a knockout.
ibbjos08 (4) - USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let’s dispense with the pretenses and admit that despite its size, Sierra Nevada puts out a great product . Celebration is no exception. 2-3 of these will have you flying high. The taste for me isn’t quite as good as the Torpedo double IPA. It’s a little spicier, but it’s nice to have a season alternative to Torpedo.
Jared_Clifton (11) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Light to medium body. A good amount of bitterness from the hops with hints of citrus, ginger and nutmeg and finishes sweet.
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with small white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty sour and bitter taste with gingerbread notes. Light bitter and sweet aftertaste.
allmyvinyl (4471) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from cornelius. Pours hazy amber, big white head. Light sherbet on the aroma, light floral hops, caramel. Taste is sweet, thin. Kinda missing something in the middle.
olliejobbins (1088) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from favourite beers Cheltenham. Pours a clear amber with slowly dissipating pillowy head. aroma is caramel, weak spices, malts and hops. smooth hoppy taste with a little fruity/berry twist and a dry finish.
Tayeth (307) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Geruch nach Hopfen, frischem Gras, weißen Trauben. Geschmack dann sehr bitter, vor allem im Nachgeschmack astringierend und seifig.
gueuze (448) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch nach Citrus, leicht bedeckt. Im Antrunk nicht allzu suß, aber ein schöner Hopfenvorhang, der sich in den Rachen legt.
Ein bisschen grasig, aber langanhaltend bitter.
ANJELICA (4) - brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer is an exceptional seasonal. a fantastic ipa with a very slight spicy nose that really defines the season.
miyauchi38 (403) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sturdy brew with a wintery harsh roughness to it that is quite pleasant. Distinct bitterness that is somewhat harsh without becoming overwhelming.