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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

7,386 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7386
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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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

350ml bottle, poured into a wide bowled tulip glass

2006 Vintage

Pours with a deep orange tinged amber body. Thick dense off white puffy head, half an inch of dense creaminess. Some patchy lacing

Smell, rich piney american aroma hops, some slight acetone character and a little peppery sweetness. A few slight fruity esters followed by a chunk of maltiness and tinned fruit. Freshness prevails, some lavender and a faint flowery aroma

Taste, crisp slightly syrupy floral hop character. Strong yet balanced hop bitterness, backed up a strong malt backbone. Creamy and silky hops conjure up a myriad of deep rich fragrant flavours, theres almost a perfumy quality to the whole experience also. Lasting citric and piney bitterness on the finish

Superb seasonal IPA. The 2005 seems to be slightly better but then again my palette may just have changed to some degree. Regardless, a tasty beer

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 00:48:52 | More by cypressbob
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,386 ratings.