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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,386 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7386
Reviews: 3152
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001)
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At last, the renowned Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.

A - I love the color. It's something of a hybrid orange/copper/amber color with a bit of intensity given the proper lighting. I had to control the pour a little to keep the head from springing up too much. Got it to about two inches where it retained quite well and left significant sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Slight haze, but quite clear.

S - Was expecting more here actually. I barely pick up anything. What I do get is primarily bready/toasty malt. I expected big hop aroma here.

T - Again, a bit of a curveball, but only in my expectations. It does reflect the smell. I get a grapefruit sensation up front that builds into a rounded bitterness. It's very comfortable and I've grown to like this flavor. The hops are very earthy, slight pine. The bitterness lingers, aided by the next category. Quite complex, fun to try to figure out.

M - This, in my opinion, is where the beer really shines. Definitely on the full side of medium-bodied and the carbonation makes it even more so.

O - I wonder what I would have thought of this beer had I never heard of it? It's not my favorite hop profile, but it is clearly very enjoyable, and I could certainly drink several in a sitting. It separates itself enough from other IPAs that I will clearly be making this a regular winter-time purchase. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 00:05:18 | More by Andrew041180
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,386 ratings.