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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2020, 05:14:27 PM »
Reviving an old thread just to say...

I picked up a 12-pack of 2020 Celebration.  Great hop flavor. But, I prefer Sierra Nevada Torpedo over Celebration. It’s a much smoother bitterness. Torpedo is easier to drink.

It's all preference.  I avoid Torpedo, but I'll take as much Celebration as I can get.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2020, 10:07:03 PM »
I always look forward when Celebration is available it's a great beer!!!

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2020, 08:33:27 PM »
I've never really liked Torpedo either. I'm not really sure why. Just never liked it. Celebration is great though.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2020, 03:51:55 PM »
I always look forward when Celebration is available it's a great beer!!!

Yeah, same here.  I've gone through a fair bit of it already.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2020, 11:16:15 PM »
Just tapped a clone of this and it was 91% 2 row and 9% C-60.  I need to give it a little more time, but I'm thinking I just don't like that much C-60 in a beer.  Freely admit I don't have a great palette as I can never taste what my wife can taste in food, but there is just something I don't care for.  However, I'm willing to give the beer some time as it was a bit under carbed when I tasted it yesterday. 

BTW, Torpedo is just OK to me.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2020, 03:53:57 PM »
Just tapped a clone of this and it was 91% 2 row and 9% C-60.  I need to give it a little more time, but I'm thinking I just don't like that much C-60 in a beer.  Freely admit I don't have a great palette as I can never taste what my wife can taste in food, but there is just something I don't care for.  However, I'm willing to give the beer some time as it was a bit under carbed when I tasted it yesterday. 

BTW, Torpedo is just OK to me.

Do you like Celebration?
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2020, 02:12:13 PM »
I’m learning that maybe my tastes have changed over time.  Going back 4-5 years ago I really did like it.  Had a bottle of it after finishing some remodeling work at my Mom’s and I thought it’s good, but not great.  That’s not saying it’s a bad beer, because I have full respect for SN and the beers they make.  I also wanted to make something to spread a little holiday cheer this year (bottled 1/2 of it) and thought this would be familiar to a lot of people.  I think the beer I made is really close, just not to my liking as much as I had hoped.  I’m also going through a bit of a Pilsner phase where I just love drinking those.  Nice ramble, huh?

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2020, 03:01:10 PM »
Just tapped a clone of this and it was 91% 2 row and 9% C-60.  I need to give it a little more time, but I'm thinking I just don't like that much C-60 in a beer.  Freely admit I don't have a great palette as I can never taste what my wife can taste in food, but there is just something I don't care for.  However, I'm willing to give the beer some time as it was a bit under carbed when I tasted it yesterday. 

BTW, Torpedo is just OK to me.
I made a batch based off Steve Dresler’s interview with the, “Can you Brew It” podcast crew. He gave out most of the recipe details and I assumed a decent amount of gypsum in the water.

Mine matched well on color and hop flavor and aroma, but the crystal malt is much more prominent. I’ve done a variation probably 6 different times trying to get it closer but when trying different crystal malts (I think he just said a British crystal at around 60 lov) I still get a fairly strong toffee flavor.

Celebration was one of my first hoppy beers in the late 90’s. Still look forward to it each year. I don’t dislike Torpedo, but don’t gravitate towards it.


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