Monday, January 2, 2012

Sierra Nevada 2011 Celebration Fresh Hop Ale ....

Continuing the holiday/seasonal theme, tonight I tried a 2011 Celebration Fresh Hop Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  Sierra Nevada's web site lists it as a seasonal India Pale Ale (IPA) with an IBU of 65.  It is 6.8% ABV, shown on the twelve ounce bottle.

This beer poured with a lightly foamy head.  Color was a little reddish-brown, somewhat cloudy from air bubbles, and perhaps a little sediment.  Aroma was a nice beer aroma, not too strong, with the scent of hops.  The taste was mostly that 'fresh' taste of hops, very refreshing, not too bitter.  There was a slight bitter aftertaste, but it faded pretty quickly.  Hoppy, flavorful IPAs have become one of my favorite beers to drink and this one definitely fits that description.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, California

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