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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

7,601 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,601
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 188
Gots: 389 | 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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the 2013 vintage, bottled September 19 (262nd day) of this year, poured into a plastic cup and consumed in the hotel room in Iowa City today, 10/7/2013. I've had last year's vintage but never properly reviewed it.. previously gave it a 4.25 back on 1/2/2013.

Review #284.

Pours a dark amber body, clear looking with a fantastic, substantial offwhite head that's probably about 2cm with really, really good retention and lacing. Really, the head reminds me of the top of a latte, haha. This is a beautiful beer that is archetypical of the Sierra Nevada pale ale family.

Smells fairly tame. Chico yeast spice with a fair bit of bready maltiness. Can't really get the hops here outside of a bit of pineyness (if thats a word..)

Now this tastes great. Nice malty backbone, bready and biscuity, accompanied by a nice resinous hop flavour remniscent of grassiness, earthiness and pine. No citrus here. Its actually quite sweet and bitter all in one; with the bitterness mounting on the back-end. Its hoppy as heck.

Solid mouthfeel; medium bodied, well-carbonated, smooth and creamy. A bit too bitter for me, but that doesn't take away from the beer. Its refreshing, not quite poundable but quite drinkable.

Very nice fresh hop ale. IMO the hoppiness in this beer is what fresh hop ales should be. I'm looking at you, Founders and Three Floyds. Very balanced despite the massive hop bitterness on the back end; jam-packed full of malt and hop flavours and bitterness. It might be a bit too bitter for its own good, but hey- at the price it sells for, why wouldn't you have some every winter?

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 05:33:07 | More by Stevedore
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,601 ratings.