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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

7,676 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,676
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 406 | 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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Kitt

Delaware

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to pint glass, a rich brick red with an ivory two-finger head that persists.

Aroma of strong hops and spices with a malty background.

Dense bitter hops and spices. Bitter taste lingers. These hops kick, and kick, and kick! Lingering as long as the frothy lace. Spices a rather unique peppery flavor. I'm not picking up much malt backbone here as the hops & spices are overwhelming. In general, I favor a hop flavor a wee bit more eclectic; although strong and bitter as I like, hop flavor is slighly monotonous.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Goes down very smooth.

Drinkability is excellent. Alcohol is prevalent and indeed warming, but the smooth nature of the beer and spiced bitter flavor keeps one wanting.

Overall, an excellent holiday brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 03:16:10 | More by Kitt
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,676 ratings.