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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,669 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,669
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 192
Gots: 404 | FT: 3
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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Dave128

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a basic mug (Hey its all I had at the time). Last of my only 6 pack of celebration 2010.

A - Head is not too impressive. With a vigorous pour I didn't get more than 2 fingers which subsided pretty quickly. Lacing is average. The initial head sticks to the glass but only a few small patches actually make it through the enjoyment process. Tons of little particulates swirling around

S - I love the smell of this beer. "Fresh Hop Ale" is the perfect way to describe it, as is listed on the label. Smells like fresh hops. Very piny and wintry smell. Fresh and basic.

T - I'm not sure what to say about the taste of Celebration. Well.. It's straight up hops and like a piny resin. A tiny bit citrusy, but mostly bitterness and more bitterness. Not exactly up my alley, but I'm not gonna fault a beer for bitterness when my palate is still pretty immature and I'm growing to appreciate it more and more.

M - A little bit harsh on the carbonation IMO. It has the effect of bubbling up in bitter froth in the mouth that I didn't really like.

D - Again.. I wanna say this beer is unbalanced because the bitterness just seems a little too much, but there's something about it that makes me want to go back for more after every sip I take.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 04:24:51 | More by Dave128
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,669 ratings.