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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

7,384 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7384
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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a stubby 12-ounce bottle into a Duvel glass.

A: Poured a rich copper with reddish highlights and a three-finger head of thick, creamy foam. Great carbonation and solid looking character.

S: Smells of citrus and pine hops. The sweetness is light, but notes there is some nice balance to the brew also.

T: Outstanding. Great pine and grapefruit hop bite, smooth, creamy malt backbone. Really enjoyable IPA.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-bodied but not overbearing. The hops tingle and slightly sweet burn in the finish is great.

D: The ABV is up near 7%, so be aware off that, because it's really hard to stop once you've started. Great session brew to have at a cozy Christmas party.

Unusual to have an IPA as a winter seasonal, and that might turn away some purists, but I wish this were available year-round. Sierra Nevada's standard pale ale is not a great substitute for it, and the Anniversary Ale was a limited brew, so enjoy this one while it lasts.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 04:42:53 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,384 ratings.