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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

7,701 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,701
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 413 | 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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oldedog

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-09-2012 04:45:57 | More by oldedog
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this for the first time on tap last night, which was New Years. I don't really remember it too well since I had my fair share of drinks. It was pretty good, but not as good as I was hyped up to believe.

It was pretty dark for an IPA and kind of one dimensional. I was expecting more than just one hop character. Overall, not too bad, definitely a nice and bitter thick IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2012 16:44:01 | More by y2jrock60
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2011 01:57:20 | More by TheEvilGenius
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abkayak

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2013 02:35:52 | More by abkayak
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rjknyy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 03:06:57 | More by rjknyy
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EF4

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 00:32:41 | More by EF4
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2012 02:18:22 | More by HopsintheSack
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Texas_Speed

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 18:11:58 | More by Texas_Speed
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zacharrry

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2013 23:41:01 | More by zacharrry
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 22:55:07 | More by _morandi_
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2013 03:45:59 | More by heerboth
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Slashytits

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 05:10:58 | More by Slashytits
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AJ_Nyit

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 00:38:29 | More by AJ_Nyit
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 00:41:32 | More by oldvines
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Dimitri

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 19:09:36 | More by Dimitri
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Thickfreakness

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2012 00:41:26 | More by Thickfreakness
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2012 03:53:20 | More by jacewg
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-08-2013 02:18:43 | More by SlightlyGrey
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2014 03:45:27 | More by WuBByG999
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mymasterpiece75

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine. Like a Christmas tree. This truth came to me drinking last year's Celebration.

There is no spice in the beer.

Citrus is limited. Grapefruit bitterness is all.

Pine. Like a Christmas tree.

Like drinking a delicious Christmas tree.

Mouthfeel is perfect, with perfect carbonation.

I look forward to it every year.

/T

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 00:45:58 | More by mymasterpiece75
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skizziks

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 Celebration Ale poured from a 12oz. bottle into a nonic. Well carbonated, formed a 2 inch fine, and slightly rocky, head. Foam was long lasting and left a small amount of lacework. Color was a medium copper with a hint of amber.

Aroma is predominately citrusy Cascade hop closely followed with crystal malt. Hops and malt combine to give a slight suggestion of cinnamon. Very nice.

Taste is pretty much the same as aroma. Smooth, slightly more than medium bodied mouthfeel carrying citrus and medium crystal malt. Finishes decidedly bitter. Bitterness sticks to the tongue, but isn't overpowering. Well-balanced with strong bittering appropriate to style.

Overall this is a very well-balanced beer for an American IPA and a very easy drinker. The alcohol is barely noticeable and the malt and hops are both well represented with neither overpowering the other. This is much like a bit heavier Sierra Pale Ale. A little more of everything, but is still refreshing enough to not wear out the palate. After recording my initial impressions, this beer was used to wash down a roasted garlic white pizza which had four heads of garlic in the sauce and topping. The Celebration Ale stood up to it and was very effective in keeping my palate scrubbed fresh. A great combination.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 02:36:32 | More by skizziks
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-08-2013 04:43:01 | More by dalepryor
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PKS

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2013 22:40:32 | More by PKS
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gefinley

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 06:05:30 | More by gefinley
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jmallen0702

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2011 03:44:24 | More by jmallen0702
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,701 ratings.