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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

7,597 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,597
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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into standard shaker pint glass. No freshness date that I can see on the bottle.

A: Pours a nice, moderately sized white frothy head with "pancake batter bubbles" in the middle. The beer is a very deep orange, but glimmers in the light so I can see the carbonation rising.

S: Smell is of sweet hop oils, like an IPA slightly past it's prime.

T: Big flavors of citrus and grapefruit punch through early, but are followed by mild "Christmas" flavors of cinnamin. Maybe a little coriander?

Far from my first encounter with SN Celebration, this beer always drinks so smooth for an IPA. Just a smooth, approachable IPA with a reasonable amount of citrus/grapefruit.

M: A smooth brew that falls apart lightly in the mouth, it has appropriate carbonation and finishes with a good hoppy dry finish.

D: Another great one from Sierra Nevada, this is quite drinkable. As far as Christmas Beers goes, it's not a *typical one* because it's base style is an IPA. But I love IPA, and I would drink this year-round if they brewed it year-round. It's excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:22:37 | More by psuKinger
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,597 ratings.