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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

7,679 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,679
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 407 | 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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drperm

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz pour into an Allagash footed glass.

Ap: Lovely glowing translucent reddish-apricot hue. Thick antique white/vanilla head reduces to nice lacing meringue foam.

S: Up front, something of a malt bomb. Nice biscuit notes with lovely grassy floral hop aroma coming through. As it warms, the hops take over big-time, with a big dry-hop note coming to the forefront. Don't take this one directly from the fridge into your gullet, because you'll miss out!

T: Excellent strong ale qualities (to me this is more of a hoppy strong ale than an IPA). Malty without being sweet, hoppy without turning my mouth inside-out. A slight metallic edge is present, but not unpleasant. Huge dry-hop Cascade action.

M: No complaints here. Fizzy, wonderful fat-scrubbing bubbles would make this great with rich, buttery foods.

O: Not my favorite SN (that one's still the Anniversary Ale) but I have no complaints AT ALL here. I suggest letting it warm up somewhat in order to unleash its full profile. Drink it too cold and you'll miss out on a lot. Excellent on its own; finicky with food (all that dry-hopping, perhaps?), but try spicy Senegalese peanut (curry) soup, or earthy cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 05:08:35 | More by drperm
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,679 ratings.