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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2010

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  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada
  • Country: USA
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.8%
  • Size: 350 ml
  • Bought from: Alko, 4.25€
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  • Here is another review on a Sierra Nevada beer (probably the last one for a while). This one is their seasonal IPA, brewed every winter with fresh Cascade, Centennial and Chinook. The beer has a bitterness of 65 IBUs.

    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    Appearancewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The beer has a golden-amber color and is slightly hazy. The beer features a fluffy white head, that leaves some nice lacing along the glass as it quite quickly collapses.
    Smellwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The aroma is filled with citrusy and piney hop aroma, combined some caramelly maltiness. Note: This beer is not super fresh (over 7 months old), so I can almost guarantee that it has lost a lot of its aroma.
    Tastewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The taste is hoppy from the beginning, with a spicy, citrusy and resiny hop flavour, that is quickly joined by a caramelly sweetness. The taste ends in some bitterness, but it is not as strong as I expected. As with the aroma, I really wish I could have tasted this half a year ago, since I'm certain this beer has lost much lovely hop flavour to time.
    Mouthfeelwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    The beer has a medium body and carbonation level, and is quite well balanced. Nothing special here.
    Overallwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
    As with many of the other Sierra Nevada regulars, I have to say this is a good beer, but nothing spectacular or amongst my absolute favorites. It's a shame it is almost impossible to get fresh US IPAs here in Finland.

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