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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

7,845 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,845
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 206
Gots: 467 | FT: 2
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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1/5  rDev -76%

CBrown3763, Nov 07, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

cherotr, Dec 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

wingnutz27, Nov 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

jcmkr, Feb 29, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -70%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of likethetaste
1.45/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I cannot believe that I differ so much from most others that are reviewing this beer. I picked up a six pack at a Food Lion because i was in the mood for a nice holiday winter beer. I had not actually tried anything yet by Sierra Nevada and this looked like it might be interesting to try.

It poured nice. I large head and good color. But once I smelled it I knew this was probably not going to be a ale for me. Once I tasted it I was very disappointed. This has a very bitter taste. It is almost like drinking burnt rubber.

There is no way I will every get this beer again. As far as for my own taste buds this was just horrible.

likethetaste, Nov 19, 2009
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

adamwn, Apr 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Kuongming, Feb 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

BEERWOLF1951, Dec 23, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

DuffDaddy, Jan 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

skaboom420, Dec 06, 2012
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1.68/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I just cannot drink this beer. Beer? It seems more like a spiced cider or something - which seems appropriate for the holidays, but still something that I cannot drink. I 've tried twice but there will not be a third try. It is readily available during the holidays.

It's not the worst beer I've ever had - I think that was in Valdez, AK.
Some "Buzzard" brew I think. Thus I did not give this one the lowest scores for taste/smell/drinkability.

TheOtherMike, Jun 07, 2004
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1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

Blue, Apr 17, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,845 ratings.