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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 23:20

S Nev Celebration Ale Picmonkey

Celebration Ale


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico, CA

Style: American IPA

Alcohol: 6.8%

IBUs: 65

Serving Style: 12 oz bottles

Availability: Seasonal (winter) in national dist.

Appearance:   “It’s dark. Sort of a reddish-amber, with a good head that’s maybe ivory or off-white, but not quite beige.”

Aroma:   “Hops are prominent. Smells of dried orange peel and pine to me.”

Taste:   “It’s a mouthful and plenty hoppy, though the malt quotient comes through, too. It’s rich, satisfying. I’ve been drinking this every holiday season for about 35 years. I don’t think they add any spices to it, but somehow it seems almost like there’s something ‘extra’ along those lines that makes it festive. It’s a great sipping-and-sitting-by-the-fire brew.”

Food Affinity:   “Hearty food, though not necessarily traditional holiday dishes. A turkey sandwich on dark rye with some German mustard would work. Muenster or cheeses with caraway would be nice. Might be pretty good with a slice of fruitcake, too.”


Guest reviewer Simon Taylor came from England to the U.S to study Business Administration and stayed to enjoy a career in real estate.


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