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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

7,689 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,689
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 410 | 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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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to a snifter
Bottled on Oct 9th. My first bottle of the '12 batch

Pours a deep golden orange with some darker hues towards the top. Clumps of yeast float around the glass and have settled at the bottom of the bottle. Brewed a little over a month ago, there's no real excuse for this. One finger of foam that's receded rather quickly, decent lacing as I swirl it on the sides of the glass

Aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus. Robust malt presence with a sweet bready odor and a tinge of alcohol. Malt is what stands out the most to me here, very reminiscent of SN's hop harvest ales

Taste of strong spicy hop, modest grapefruit, citrus, and pine resin. Malts not as strong as the nose, yet clearly represented- a good thing in this case. Nice bitter finish

Mouth is pretty full bodied for an ipa, with a nice crisp and dry finish. Resin from the hops coat the mouth leaving it sticky, goes down smooth.

Over all a great beer I look forward to every year. For $6.99 a six pack it cannot be beat, will be a staple in my fridge throughout the winter. Incredibly smooth and incredibly bitter

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 21:26:58 | More by lordofstarside
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,689 ratings.