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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

7,600 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,600
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 188
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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lawlerj

Nebraska

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured direct from the frige, from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A - pours a hazy amber with a big frothy off white to tan head. Very fluffy looking. Appears to leave a generous amount of lacing. It doesn't appear to be overly carbonated. A beautiful looking beer.

S - big hops upfront obviously. There is a nice mix of citrus hops and undertones of the juicy/fruity hops. There is a hint of a malt base, but the hops are what dominate here.

T - strong hops dominate pretty much through the entire flavor profile. Very strong citrus/grapefruit flavors. I'm not getting much in the way of a malt backbone when cold, but this comes out more as the beer warms, with some caramel and bread undertones that beging to show through.

M - medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit sticky feeling, but not in a bad way at all.

O - overall, a nice beer. I enjoy the winter seasonal IPAs and pale ales as a change of pace from the winter warmer seasonals (which I love), and this is a very enjoyable offering from Sierra Nevada. Very good, as always.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 18:20:35 | More by lawlerj
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,600 ratings.