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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

7,613 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,613
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 188
Gots: 393 | 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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theblub25

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-16-2013 04:40:19 | More by theblub25
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-03-2012 21:45:18 | More by Vlaminck
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DMEsquire

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-06-2013 04:03:16 | More by DMEsquire
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BodyPolitic

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-19-2014 21:12:57 | More by BodyPolitic
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wcudwight

North Carolina

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

Amber orange in color. Shows a little more red when held to the light. Solid 2 finger lightly golden head that last. Well laced.
Hint of spice with some sweetness and hopiness in the nose.
Nice balance of malty sweetness and some spice with a bitter backend taste.
The balance of sweetness, bitterness, crispness and dryness gives Celebration an excellant mouthfeel.
Very drinkable because it is just so good!!!
Do not wait for the holidays. If this beer is available go get it now.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2005 21:00:40 | More by wcudwight
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-05-2012 05:22:39 | More by AllenJasper
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-22-2014 19:15:35 | More by BeenTired
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-18-2013 19:56:54 | More by mtbdonn
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2012 22:29:30 | More by IdrinkGas
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IL_PLAY_RAGS

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-08-2013 02:38:14 | More by IL_PLAY_RAGS
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RaulMondesi

California

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

And the American judge gives it 4.25's across the board.

Like Michael Phelps jumping into a Beijing pool, splash! Just clean and smooth. Delicate malt, a wedding bouquet of floral aromas and flavors... piney like the state of Colorado... When Raul drinks this, he feels a mile high.

Yep!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:02:42 | More by RaulMondesi
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-01-2013 03:09:25 | More by atomicskier1889
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-30-2012 06:36:45 | More by OregonGrown7
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2011 03:11:49 | More by Chugs13
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Proteus93

Virginia

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

Being that this is the 2007, and it's only now March, this is still fresh as can be. I didn't find another one to try aging:

A: A deep, bronzing tone of amber. The head on this one is magificantly sticky and creamy, and leaves a very liberal sheet even after receding.

S: Citrus hops with a floral touch, and a malty undertone which comes out just enough to make for a nice touch.

T + M: A similar profile to the aroma. A note of toasty + sweet maltiness on the front, until the rush of hops overtake it with a floral and citrus flavour. Nothing too intense, but a nice flavour that lingers well through the finish. Part of that is thanks to the fuller body of the brew, leaving a slick coating over the mouth.

D: Something I'd like to have another of, but there was only one available where I was. Might need to look into what is still around at other locations, and perhaps try cellaring a couple.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 01:37:46 | More by Proteus93
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2012 02:41:49 | More by st9647v3
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eelyj

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-08-2014 01:12:33 | More by eelyj
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phishinNYC

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2013 13:37:13 | More by phishinNYC
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scottyshades

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another fine offering from Sierra Nevada. Picked up two bottles in a mix n match 6pack in Clemson, SC at Plez-U Food Store for $1.59
A: Pours a rich golden color that almost has amber highlights. The head is a solid 2 finger off-white head that leaves a very thick lacing along the glass

S: Hops, pine, citrus, and other earthy notes accompanied by a nice malty backing that produces a nice balanced nose

T: Awesome! Very hoppy notes, along with citrus, earth tones, and a nice caramel malt backbone that balances this beauty nicely...The hops are pretty resinous, typical Sierra Nevada

MF: A light/medium body that has a nice aftertaste to it. Leaves the lips a little sticky, as other APAs will...

D: High...I wish I picked up a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 01:01:09 | More by scottyshades
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-09-2013 02:14:57 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-13-2013 13:32:09 | More by montrealbcr89
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TaySuth

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 2.5 finger creamy head that hangs around for quite a while. Great lacing. Beautiful dark amber color.

Smell: Very creamy with hints of strong, bittering hops. Also some vanilla and citrus.

Taste: Very bitter in a great way. A lot of citrus and pine flavor. Absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation and a solid but not too heavy body.

Overall: An excellent beer with a very desirable, pleasant bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 01:28:27 | More by TaySuth
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2012 00:58:59 | More by mcdsports
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Anything

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2012 20:22:31 | More by Anything
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NickBeery

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-17-2013 04:46:23 | More by NickBeery
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,613 ratings.