Sierra Nevada – Celebration Ale 2012
From the label:
Celebration Ale is a special ale for the holidays. Featuring the first hops of the growing season, this pioneering IPA is full of complex flavors and aromas from the generous use of whole cone American hops.
This was a very nice brew, and is very similar to the Torpedo Extra IPA, but remember that it’s definitely NOT so. It has a flavor profile different enough to separate itself, but still is very hop heavy. Also, see this article, which highlights some myths about the brew.
A 6.8% ABV, this goes well with just about any meal out there, and should be considered a robust accompaniment to any meal or event.