Banksiz (141) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 19, 2017 Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An old favorite of mine. This is an IPA that is approachable yet somewhat unique to me as well. An amber almost red hue and a light, white head make a visually attractive beer. You can tell this is a chewy beer, the hop profile makes it more refreshing than it might otherwise be. Is a very well balanced beer with a piny, resiny hop character with a moderately sweet malt backbone.
This is the 2017 release, labeled as Celebration Fresh Hop IPA. Piney-citrus nose with s some bubblegum esters as it warms up and breathes. Mid-malty body with, alas, a harsh bitterness that's roasty, rather than hoppy. Slight stickiness to the maltiness. Harsh bitter finish. A disappointment--this one didn't work for me. matts63 (3) - Alpharetta, GEORGIA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Poured 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance is burnt orange with a thin head and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of slightly piney hoppiness and malt. First sip is malty with some hops and spice and then finishes slightly bitter. This is a beer to which I look forward and thoroughly enjoy every year. ChrisOfstad (334) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Total Wine Boca Park. Cloudy Dark Golden with medium white head. Bitter. LagerMeister22 (1) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 This has been and continues to be one of my favorite beers. It never disappoints! malvrich (351) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2017
5 week old bottle > pilsner glass
A: Poured a thick pillow of craggy tan foam atop a dark tawny orange gold body with very good retention and busy carbonation visible.
S: Orange peel, pine and caramel. Amber-esque.
T: Bitter piney hops and lots of orange zest. Light citrus pith and dark bread or wood.
M: Medium thick body and more carbonation than expected. Fairly clean finish with very little resin.
O: Thought this would be overly sweet but I don't get any extraneous spices etc. (fortunately). Been putting off trying it but found it pretty enjoyable.
Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 8, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: good hoppy nose, grapefruit, green, fresh, grass, pine, resin, some sour malt .... classic IPA nose. APPEARANCE: amber, brownish, very nice off-white head that is quite lingering and sticky TASTE: toasted malt, touch of coffee, woody, smokey, solid hops PALATE: medium body, good balance, crisp up front, oily middle, bitter followthru, OVERALL: very drinkable IPA with good body and balance, classic west-coast american IPA hoppiness but not overhopped. A rich and flavorful IPA that you could drink regularly. meccahh69lol (352) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2017
ah it is finally celebration ale season again, the only good thing about daylight savings time. it has a nice hoppy resin pine smell with a red amber hue. It is a delectable balance of warming bitter hops and fruity malt backbone coming over on the aftertaste. One of my fave beers period and maybe my favorite sierra nevada one. Good for dashed 300 rise of an empire hopes with boo boo. nhardes (62) - - NOV 4, 2017
Dark copper appearance covered by off-white head. Rich hop and caramel malt aromas. Well balanced sweet hops and biscuity malt up front. Good body and mouth feel. Long finish with pleasant bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone csdimitris2 () - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
The best APA that I have ever tasted. The barley malt to hops ratio is as close to perfection as I have ever experienced! If you haven't tried it, then you are in for a treat! blkcld5150 (9) - - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 The 2017 Sierra Nevada celebration Ale does not disappoint. It features a great mouth feel and perfect blend of bitterness that makes this beer so great! The people up in Chico do it right!