Monday, November 1, 2010
Sierra Nevada 2010 Celebration Ale
Mouthfeel: Slightly resinous and tacky, but the texture is rich with a hardy cream-like feeling. The body is lighter than I would have expected. It finishes dry from the large amount of hop flavors and alcohol.
Overall Impression: Hops are definitely the show-man in this one, but harmonious interaction of biscuit and caramel malts help reinforce the delicious alpha acid profile. Overall this beer is delectably drinkable, even after tasting several others before-hand. Amazing complement between herbaceous and fruit-like bitterness which ultimately results in an entirely balanced and overwhelmingly complicated ale. If you see it, buy them up, as I'm sure even at an aged status, this ale maintains or even improves it's character.