January 9, 2012

The Brü Revü – Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale is one of the few Christmas/Holiday beers that I look forward to each year.  It is an IPA that is a “Fresh Hop Ale” which means it is brewed with the first, fresh hops of the growing season.  It pours a deep amber color with a good sized head and loads of floral hop aroma.  The taste is big hops with a slight malty backbone, but mainly the big piney hops.  While it leaves a lingering bitter pine finish, and I lean towards the more citrusy hops, I found this Celebration Ale nicely balanced and very drinkable.  It’s a shame I will have to wait until next year to get more!

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