|Chillin' n Drillin', 12/4|
|The OC lit up for a Birthday Celebration|
Today got up to 66 degrees. 19 shopping days 'til Christmas. Let's see if the trend continues, and my piece of the Right Coast can maintain.
The evenings sampling was Sierra Nevada's 2011 Celebration Ale, an IPA for the holidays fur sure! I tried last year's...felt it was too bitter with no balance. Don't know if I've become more hop happy or what, but this year's was much better in my opinion. Specs read 6.8% and 65 in ABV and IBUs respectively. 65...that's a nice hop hit. Pours a deep burnt orange with a finger and a half head. Ya got that characteristic piney/citrusy hop nose. Some caramel malt taste with a crisp hop and somewhat surprising almond-like finish. I need a cracklin' fire is what I need! I give this one an A-.
|"I never drink water. That's the stuff that |
rusts pipes." - W.C. Fields