Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada (California, USA)
80%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (1 Vote)

What beats a bloody beautiful fruit-driven IPA on the white sandy beaches of South Beach, Miami? Not much I would say.

Exhibiting strong citrus and curious pine aromas this beer immediately took me away from South Beach, to an image of a log cabin set within the heart of Yosemite, surrounded by mighty pine trees and a wood fire.

Deep copper in colour, Celebration ale has an earthy malt sweetness with distinctive toffee and caramel flavours. After the first sip, an intense bitterness from the hops takes over and interesting flavours of pine and spice emerge.

The finish is long and the bitterness lingers – this beer really warms you up.

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