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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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8,964 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,964
Reviews: 3,268
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 276
Gots: 959 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been drinking celebration for years now. Never reviewed than again up didn't start officially reviewing until early this year(2013). While Sierra Nevada claims the recipe is the same year after year it is simply the freshest hops of the season that differentiate it there are subtle differences in the years. In my opinion of the past 8 years give or take, the 2012 edition is by far the best. This is however the 2013 edition and it is a solid brew. Pretty much outstanding across the board. No weaknesses and nothing that stands out. Just a solid example of what a fresh hop IPA is all about. The thing that amazes me and is rarely mentioned is the consistency of this brewery seeing as how celebration( to the best of my knowledge) is in all 50 states(57 if u are an Obama supporter) and for the brewery to maintain that awesome of a consistency with that volume of production speaks wonders. Amazing brew nuff said !

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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2012 I had this at 4.75. 2014 is good but lacking the oomph that a fresh hop should deliver.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA pint glass

A: Pours a orange/copper hue with a 1/2 finger off-white head. This doesn't last very long. It has decent lacing [edit: had another one and the lacing was much better]

S: Obviously hops present here, but also spice (cinnamon/ginger) and some orange peel

T: Piney hops upfront, followed by gingerbread and minimal caramel. To be honest, I was not a big fan of this at first, but that may have been because it was served cold. Enjoyed this much more after it warmed up a little bit

M: Dry mouth feel. The carbonation gives it a light feel

D: Overall a good tasting IPA. Easily could put a few of these back in a sitting

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a reddish/orange color with an beige color head.

Right away you could smell the pine and citrus-the aroma was strong, but not overpowering.

This beer was Medium body, smooth.

This was my first time having this Sierra nevada beer-would recommend it.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,964 ratings.