Beer: Sierra Nevada Celebration
Location: Chico, CA
Type: Fresh Hop IPA
Price: $7.99/six pack
Aroma: Sweet citrus hops
Appearance: Hazy, dark golden, tan head
Body & Texture: Bitter up front
Aftertaste: Mellow bitterness
“A special ale for the holiday’s. Featuring the first hops of the season. This pioneering IPA is full of complex flavors and aromas from the generous use of whole-cone American hops”.
I was really excited to try Sierra Nevada’s Celebration. I’d seen it in the stores for a few weeks and was eager to give their seasonal a taste. While I think Celebration is an all around good beer, I don’t think it’s the best fresh hop ipa I’ve had. The aroma was nice, but really not that amazing. As for the taste, I didn’t think that it was that special. Honestly, I like their Torpedo better. It really left me wishing there was just something more seasonal about it. Maybe some spices, or just something. Don’t get me wrong, I think that Celebration is worth the money for a six pack, but I think I’d prefer Celebration more during some hot weather, or on a sunny day. I guess it just didn’t really fit my mood for a rainy day. Do I think you should try Celebration? Yes, but I don’t think it’s one to run out and buy immediately.