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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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8,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,375
Reviews: 3,209
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 246
Gots: 665 | 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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Photo of bassboneman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I remember having this beer last year. I loved it then and I love it now!
The only issue I have is that the finish, to me, is slightly MORE bitter than I recall.
I am drinking this first brew of the season from the bottle - the next will be in a glass
Up yours!


bassboneman, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Does not drink like a wet hopped beer. Its missing the fresh hop smell and flavor. Not a bad beer but it wasnt great either.

Jeff_whitman, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of peabody81
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I have enjoyed this beer many times over the years, but this year is the first that Sierra Nevada has been local to North Carolina, so I've never had one this fresh before. Bottled on 9/26/14.
Aroma: piney, but not overwhelmingly so
Appearance: very nice orangey-amber-brown with delicate lacing
Mouthfeel: just right, not too watery, but not chewy either (not that there's anything wrong with that)
Taste: More balanced than I remember, but my hop tolerance is so high now that what would be insanely bitter to others is meh to me. Leaves a very nice, just the right amount of bitterness, aftertaste. Very drinkable.
Overall: One of the all-time classics, getting it fresh - BONUS!!!!

peabody81, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of AdamTebbs
4/5  rDev -3.8%

AdamTebbs, Today at 07:13 PM
Photo of kmkryah
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Thick, rich amber color with a dense, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

Smell - Pine notes, hint of esters.

Taste - Exceptionally bitter character, but not much else. Rich.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy texture that feels right at home in the mouth.

Overall: 4.25 - This is a treat for hopheads, a delicious offering that's strong but not overpowering. It's not the most complex IPA in the world, but for what it is, it's beautiful.

kmkryah, Today at 07:01 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Pug, Today at 02:15 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

udrick, Today at 04:21 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

jamesaharvey, Today at 03:36 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

Beerisgoodness, Today at 03:07 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Fillossofher, Today at 03:05 AM
Photo of mabermud
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this every year for as far back as I can remember. I decided to give it a review.
Look - Burnt orange. Persistent, dense white pillowy head.
Smell - Sweet and piney, watered down orange juice.
Taste - Same as above. A good balance of hop and malt.
Feel - It fits well.
Overall - Solid.

mabermud, Today at 02:05 AM
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%

molasses, Today at 01:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MNBeerGeek, Today at 01:49 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

rspauldi, Yesterday at 11:42 PM
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Broadway, Yesterday at 10:45 PM
Photo of phlexaz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Solid and refreshing.

Pour: in the right light, you can see the flavors burst out of this ale.

Color: Light amber color with a cloudy appearance.

Taste: Crisp, refreshing, strong hops (40/60?) Ashy and bold.

Overall: I'm glad I tried it, it's a stronger beer so maybe only two, but I could see me drinking this regularly... if it wasn't seasonal. (4/5)

phlexaz, Yesterday at 09:49 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mobrado, Yesterday at 05:43 PM
Photo of Jesse13713
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Jesse13713, Yesterday at 05:11 PM
Photo of orangemoustache
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Pours a reddish amber rust. With a tall foamy opaque cap. Huge sheets of sticky lace. Smells mostly malty with light citrus notes, light on aromas overall. Sweet malts and bread crust flavor underscores a full pallet of hop bitterness mostly pine with subtle citrus notes. Light dryness on the tongue with a strong hoppy aftertaste that is welcomed. Great seasonal that is always enjoyed.

orangemoustache, Yesterday at 05:06 PM
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Draesith, Yesterday at 05:32 AM
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,375 ratings.