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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

7,596 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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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)
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012.
Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Amber with 2-3 fingers of fluffy loose head. Good retention. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Tangerine, candied orange, lemon zest, grapefruit pith, pineapple and candy sugar.

Taste
Sugar coated tangerines, navel orange, lemon juice, grapefruit pith and pineapple. Very light caramel backing with an abundance of candy sugars. Finishes with grapefruit rind and sticky pine needles.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, bitter and dry.

Overall
This is easily my favorite Fresh Hop/Wet Hop/Harvest Hop/Hip Hop/Flip Flop Ale of the season. It's got EVERYTHING going for it.

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2011.
Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful amber with 2 fingers of fluffy head that dissipates slowly leaving behind thick lacing. Good clarity and low carbonation.

N: Crisp caramel, lemon, orange, pine and a hint of florals. Smells eerily similar to SN Pale Ale...

T: Grapefruit, lemon, navel orange, florals and rich caramel. Finishes with spicy pine, leafy hops, grass and lemon zest.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth, slightly chewy, a little sticky, bitter and dry.

O: This is pretty much a fresher, cleaner, more bitter SN Pale Ale. Which is definitely a good thing in my opinion. An amazing Fresh Hop American IPA!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 23:09:14 | More by justintcoons
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,596 ratings.