Saturday, October 28, 2017

Celebration Ale 2017

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops."

Sierra Nevada's winter seasonal brew.
A beautiful pour. Copper/gold with a thick creamy head.
Strong hop presence (as advertised) and wonderfully complex taste. but with a surprisingly sweet, citrusy finish.
There is so much to like about this beer ... except that it will be "gone" in a couple months.
Sierra Nevada's seasonals have been outstanding this year and this is a delicious way to finish the year.

6.8% ABC, 65 IBU