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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

9,295 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,295
Reviews: 3,344
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 292
Gots: 1,223 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.
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Ratings: 9,295 | Reviews: 3,344
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Celebration '06

Orangish amber in color, frothy 2cm tan head. The aroma is of sweet pale and caramel malts, with a fair amount of hops which are a good blend of citrus, floral, and resinous characters. There was a lot of citrus in the taste right away, oranges and tangerines, some peach like flavor, but the floral and musty/resinous notes were still definitely there too. Quite malty, a tad more than just a backbone, but still plenty of room the for the hops to be showcased. Mouthfeel is dry and a little sticky.

Verdict: Celebration is a new beast every year, but they are all consistantly good, this year was no different. Pretty good, easy to drink, worth picking up a couple times over the season, but when its gone, I am not counting down the days until its released next year.

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A - Great looking bright copper body.  Mixed bubble, white head with low retention and lace.

S - Herbal hops with thyme, rosemary, and sage.  Light resin.

T - Aggressively bitter.  Pine-like hops are sharp and bright up front, and deep and resinous through the finish. Light malt center.

M - Medium/full body with a bitterness that coats your palate.  Nice carbonation.

O - Pine-loaded hop bomb.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,295 ratings.