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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

7,695 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,695
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 413 | 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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bbkd3b

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man, I can't believe how long it's been since I've reviewed a beer. What better way to segue my way back into the old routine than something like Celebration Ale?

From the start, I can tell it'll be a satisfying brew. A shimmery, bronze/amber body fills up the glass, forming a beautiful, frothy head at the top. A nice swath of hops strikes the nose from the start - piney, grassy, and some grapefruit undertones. Getting close for that first taste reveals a bready undertone.

A smoothy body slides around the tongue. Very hoppy on the first drink, almost tongue-shocking it's so fresh. The carbonation gives this beer a real creamy character, which compliments the sprucy flavors really well. As it warms, a little more balance seeps into the flavors - some fruity undertones, and a biscuit-malt kind of taste that sneaks in at the end. Unsurprisingly, the beer goes down the tube with a bitter kick and a sort of blink-and-you'll-miss-it warming sensation. Not bad.

While an American IPA isn't exactly my idea of a winter beer, this is a really great brew. Strong flavor, beautiful lacing... I wound't call it well-rounded, but somehow, it doesn't bother me all of that much. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 04:05:15 | More by bbkd3b
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,695 ratings.