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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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8,388 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,388
Reviews: 3,210
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 248
Gots: 670 | 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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Photo of bassboneman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I remember having this beer last year. I loved it then and I love it now!
The only issue I have is that the finish, to me, is slightly MORE bitter than I recall.
I am drinking this first brew of the season from the bottle - the next will be in a glass
Up yours!


bassboneman, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Does not drink like a wet hopped beer. Its missing the fresh hop smell and flavor. Not a bad beer but it wasnt great either.

Jeff_whitman, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of peabody81
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I have enjoyed this beer many times over the years, but this year is the first that Sierra Nevada has been local to North Carolina, so I've never had one this fresh before. Bottled on 9/26/14.
Aroma: piney, but not overwhelmingly so
Appearance: very nice orangey-amber-brown with delicate lacing
Mouthfeel: just right, not too watery, but not chewy either (not that there's anything wrong with that)
Taste: More balanced than I remember, but my hop tolerance is so high now that what would be insanely bitter to others is meh to me. Leaves a very nice, just the right amount of bitterness, aftertaste. Very drinkable.
Overall: One of the all-time classics, getting it fresh - BONUS!!!!

peabody81, Oct 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

This beer is epic. For the price you cant beat it. Amber in color. Nice sweet malts up front with a head that hardly fades. On my third right now and what a blast to drink. Nice stench from the head. Cascade hops are becoming a standard for the nose. Easily evident and fresh which is a nice bonus. Need to find more before winters end. Nose to glass feels like I am in a abundant forest with lots of trees and herbs meandering about. Hats off on this one. Love the sticky lacing on the glass which promotes its drinkable assets. Outstanding IPA...

silverevo9, Yesterday at 11:11 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Photo of kmkryah
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Thick, rich amber color with a dense, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

Smell - Pine notes, hint of esters.

Taste - Exceptionally bitter character, but not much else. Rich.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy texture that feels right at home in the mouth.

Overall: 4.25 - This is a treat for hopheads, a delicious offering that's strong but not overpowering. It's not the most complex IPA in the world, but for what it is, it's beautiful.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,388 ratings.