1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

7,596 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,596
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 187
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 7,596 | Reviews: 3,154 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by biboergosum:
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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

12oz bottle, many thanks to DoktorZee for fulfilling a longtime beer want of mine for Christmas 2012.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of rocky, chunky off-white head, which leaves some decent fuzzy cogwheel lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of somewhat musty citrus rind and pine tips, lightly toasted bready caramel malt, a touch of toffee, and softly sassy grassy hops. The taste is more orange and grapefruit pithy fruitiness, a wee bit of lemongrass, some leafy spruce resin, and a somewhat overmatched bready, almost crackery malt, the caramel morphing into a echo of lingering expectation.

The carbonation is averagely competent, being all that I want it to be, the body a sturdy, just reconstructed medium weight, and smooth with that tacit acknowledgement of hoppy interlopers. It finishes off-dry, sure, but in a general, brown sugar sense, as the various hoppy notes play on and on and on.

I may have just given off an air of hop fatigue, but that's just not the case. What is true, however, is my weariness of late of brewers who claim an all-satisfying balance in their big-ass bitter offerings, in the hope of worldwide acceptance, I suppose, when nothing of the sort is actually on offer. So, to summarize, this is indeed a pretty stellar IPA, but there's nothing particularly wintery, in terms of malt-upsizing, about it. Glad to have finally made its acquaintance, though, certainly.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:35:25 | More by biboergosum
More User Reviews:
Photo of cmacwiz
cmacwiz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-10-2014 06:34:19 | More by cmacwiz
Photo of JustinTauscher
JustinTauscher

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 17:25:31 | More by JustinTauscher
Photo of Rmckeon926
Rmckeon926

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-09-2014 12:32:14 | More by Rmckeon926
Photo of kpowledge
kpowledge

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 02:29:59 | More by kpowledge
Photo of terpinsd
terpinsd

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-08-2014 17:24:35 | More by terpinsd
Photo of Tigre
Tigre

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2014 01:07:13 | More by Tigre
Photo of MikeDAdams
MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-08-2014 00:21:07 | More by MikeDAdams
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-07-2014 16:47:57 | More by bismarksays
Photo of Wolfhead
Wolfhead

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-07-2014 16:36:58 | More by Wolfhead
Photo of Beernoobie
Beernoobie

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-07-2014 05:53:45 | More by Beernoobie
Photo of ffshore545
ffshore545

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-06-2014 23:41:21 | More by ffshore545
Photo of Bpc24
Bpc24


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 23:12:41 | More by Bpc24
Photo of Slashytits
Slashytits

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 05:10:58 | More by Slashytits
Photo of relynnjr
relynnjr

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-06-2014 03:41:48 | More by relynnjr
Photo of Ashford
Ashford

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2014 20:11:19 | More by Ashford
Photo of Sparky44
Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 20:10:01 | More by Sparky44
Photo of irishpride
irishpride

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2014 01:57:13 | More by irishpride
Photo of LaughingZebra
LaughingZebra

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 21:15:22 | More by LaughingZebra
Photo of aoampm
aoampm

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-04-2014 20:59:27 | More by aoampm
Photo of schuler
schuler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 19:28:34 | More by schuler
Photo of MatthewMcMatthew
MatthewMcMatthew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-04-2014 04:55:03 | More by MatthewMcMatthew
Photo of Saudereth
Saudereth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 02:48:48 | More by Saudereth
Photo of Crimsontider22
Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-03-2014 23:03:48 | More by Crimsontider22
Photo of SimonPuggle
SimonPuggle

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-03-2014 21:24:17 | More by SimonPuggle
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,596 ratings.