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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

9,194 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,194
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,127 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly murky, gorgeous amber color with a good sized off white foamy head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is of super fresh, bursting citrus led by grapefruit, followed by a bit of pineapple and mango. Followed by pine resin and light notes of sweet caramel malt. Taste starts very hop-forward. The citrus is now mostly absent. The pine notes are strong, and the caramel malts are more present than they were in the aroma. As it warms, the citrus does reappear a bit, dominated by grapefruit and not much else. Although the hops dominate this brew, the rest of the flavors are very well balanced. Medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink. I could down quite a few of these. Overall, a very solid IPA. Every aspect was solid, but I was hoping for a little bit more of an in your face result from the taste, instead of the balanced taste that it has. Not a fault, however, still a very good beer.

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

I bought a six pack of this last night and poured one into a pint glass. I was pretty stoked to try this after hearing it talked about whith alot of love. This was the 2008 Celebration.

A- Poured an orange copper color with a really nice 2 finger cream head that lasted about half the glass. It had a nice cloud of sediment that kind of floated in the middle untill it finally settled to the bottom. Nice haevy lace rings to the bottom.

S- First smell is of fresh hops. Nice citrus smell of grapefruits with a floral piney smell. I could also detect some malt and a light grassy note.

T- Very citrus with alot of grapefruit and lemons. It also had heavy floral pine note with hints of toasted malts and white pepper. Not much alcohol bite as expected, but a very balanced flavor with a slight bitter after taste. Over all impression was of fresh hops.

M- It had a very nice rich mouthfeel that worked well with the amount of carbonation it had.

D- I loved it! I could drink several of these at one session. I have heard the 2008 is less hoppy than the past years and if thats the case I would love to find a 2007! I will definatly seek this out a season long. Its a nice alternative to the winter spiced beers. Cheers!

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,194 ratings.