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!