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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

7,773 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,773
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 195
Gots: 445 | 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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Bill69

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-27-2013 18:36:17 | More by Bill69
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-23-2014 23:49:13 | More by DrewShalvoy
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shawnohall

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-07-2013 05:09:34 | More by shawnohall
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Looks nice. A nice amber with an inch of head.

S - Mostly hoppy with a bit of citrus and spice.

T - Pretty smooth IPA. A bit of bitterness and a nice hop bite. Slight citrus that finishes with a bit of pine.

M - Very smooth and medium bodied. ABV is well concealed.

D - Well I did like it in the bottle and it drinks dry hopped on tap so it does change drastically. A nice seasonal that is a nice spin on a winter beer,

11-14-2010 04:43:05 | More by DrDemento456
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2013 01:29:03 | More by pathman
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 05:32:50 | More by ackeeper
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Modernrickk

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-19-2013 01:00:40 | More by Modernrickk
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-22-2014 03:10:16 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-11-2014 18:48:25 | More by Yoda22
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tar

Bahamas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

2003 bottle. Pours a nice clear amber capped by a medium to thin head of slightly off-white bubbles. As the head diminishes and the beer is consumed a nice curtain of lacing lines the walls of the glass. A full aroma of hops--floral and citrusy with a bit of spiciness, greet the nose. Great fruity hop taste, with some good bitterness in the finish. Some sweetness and breadlike flavors come through as well, particularly as it warms, but really are hidden behind the hops. A great tasting and relatively easy drinking beer which I look forward to each year. A definite favorite. (I'm finally transfering my review from my own files, and just re-reading my notes is causing me to look forward several months for its next release)

04-29-2004 19:15:55 | More by tar
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

12-29-2010 23:22:37 | More by psuKinger
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GStein

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2014 01:19:30 | More by GStein
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2013 08:47:41 | More by MaxOhle
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javierthebob

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-07-2014 07:47:53 | More by javierthebob
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MikeLenehan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-21-2013 22:04:05 | More by MikeLenehan
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Alron

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-04-2014 07:18:44 | More by Alron
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods in on North Central in Phoenix. 2011 vintage, 12oz bottle into a chalice.

Poured a hazy, rust red/brown with a few fingers of offwhite head with some good density to it. Excellent 'whipped cream'-like retention, and laces sheets. Nose has a great wet hop character, raw and resinous citrus of orange and grapefruit character, some tropical notes and a general herbal/grassiness that I always seem to find in fresh hopped ales. Some sweet caramel breads behind the hops. Taste is bitter right off the bat, with some substantial citrus rind, pine, berries and floral/herbal hop notes again. Sweet caramell-y bready malts again that are secondary to the juicy and chewy hops. Medium full mouthfeel with a solid bitterness that hangs around long into the finish in a grassy fashion. A touch of alcohol and sweetness, with medium carbonation. Great flavours and complexity, I'm certainly curious as to how this ages.

01-03-2012 17:23:49 | More by liamt07
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-04-2013 05:14:28 | More by BrewmanCapote
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sawilliams204


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-23-2012 03:56:59 | More by sawilliams204
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 00:25:58 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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clubarsky91

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-23-2013 17:43:20 | More by clubarsky91
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-17-2013 23:03:02 | More by FLBeerGuy
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bpop23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2013 20:49:20 | More by bpop23
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arguemaniac

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a deep, orange-amber color with a frothy orange-tinged white head. Massive citrus hop aroma. While the palate is also dominated by hops, it’s a little more complex and includes not only citrus (grapefruit, to be exact) hop flavor, but to a lesser extent pine and floral hops as well. There is some very mild caramel and grain too, but those sweet, malty flavors are pretty much eclipsed by the robust hop profile. Mouthfeel is smooth with very active carbonation.

While IPA’s are, in my opinion, inherently unbalanced, that would be my only complaint about this beer. Otherwise, it’s outstanding! Highly recommended!

12-10-2005 06:32:37 | More by arguemaniac
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Japple

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-16-2012 22:52:04 | More by Japple
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,773 ratings.