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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

8,990 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,990
Reviews: 3,278
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 276
Gots: 973 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Troville1990
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead513
3.09/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sierra set the bar for me years ago, but this Celebration is heavy and not that hoppy to me now.

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Meznard
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Aaronschneider11
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Pedraza
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Serving: 16 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass (2014 release).

Appearance: Slightly hazy, bright gold amber. Pours a gorgeous rocky off white head that leaves dense, intricate lace.

Smell: Clean citrus rind, pine and herbaceous hops along with lightly toasty malts.

Taste: Caramel malt, grapefruit rind, earthy and herbal (mint) hops - all so well integrated. Healthy bitterness with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and crisp carbonation.

Overall: Boldly hoppy and bitter while still very drinkable. A favorite year after year - definitely a desert island pick.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Joe71Poole
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of illpass78
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a heavily carbonated amber that is fairly clear and clean for an IPA. Half-finger white head that sticks around a bit. Pretty good amount of lacing.

Aroma: Pine, orange peel, citrus, hops.

Taste: The dominant flavors here are pine and orange peel. Tasty IPA with nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel: A tiny bit on the thin side for an IPA, but not in a problematic way.

Overall: I don't get what's "Christmas"-ish about this beer, but it is a fine IPA. Had it with some BBQ tofu, mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Good "with dinner" beer.

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,990 ratings.