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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

9,186 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,186
Reviews: 3,322
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,121 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopiness is present almost immediately. Slight lacing on the head, not a lot present. Appearance is light red/brown, body is full of hops as stated previous. I tasted a slight hint of woodsyness with what to me was pine. No mint with this one, but feels a little dry with a slight after taste.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi clear amber pour, 1 finger of tawny head, spotty lacing.

Piney aroma, earthy, some sweet malt in there.

Starts of slightly sweet with the malt and the piney hops take over creating and earthy bitterness that lingers.

Mouthfeel is medium, brisk carbonation.

Solid take on the style, enjoyable piney pucker, nothing earth shattering but another quality beer from Sierra Nevada.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "PKGD 10/08/14".

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy copper color wuth one finger off-white head that dissipated to a thin broken layer of bubbles that lasted throughout, significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: sweet bread, pepper and pine.

TASTE: initially sweet then a nice piney hop blast that lingered in a good way, there was also some pepper spice present.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a really good traditional IPA that would appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, still have never had a "bad" beer from Sierra Nevada.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled a 12 oz amber bottle with 1998 on the neck label. I could find no "bottled on" date on this bottle.

This ale poured to give a coppery colored, cloudy beer with very thin white foam that left nice lace on the glass. The aroma was interesting with the dominant aroma from barley and malt, but with some odor of hops and apples. The taste was dominated by hops - sharp and almost acrid with some fruitiness and spicy oakiness. There was a lingering aftertaste of bitter hops. The mouthfeel was smooth with a strong hop bitterness throughout but with a mild sweetness in the finish. The carbonation was moderate. The drinkability was good for this clean and crisp IPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,186 ratings.