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

9,016 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,016
Reviews: 3,284
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 275
Gots: 993 | 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:
Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001)
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Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschantz
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap. Mahogany brown with slight head that diminished quickly into a Lacey ring. Nose was nutty and piney with a bit of nutmeg. Flavor was hoppier than the subtle nose but well balanced by a brown sugar sweetness.

Photo of BrandonLBC
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of irishevans
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
3.39/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Wanted to like this more but it did not push over the top. I'll try a bottle next time.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Muggins25
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AAG
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brett606
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerbarian
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Krobii
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - very rich amber tone nice heavy looking head

Smell - Pine citrus and hops. very christmasy smelling

Taste - sweet malt, bitterness hits second along with the citrus notes grapefruit mostly nice aftertaste on the tongue

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy body on the tongue. Soft very nice

Overall - Really a great holiday beer especially a twist that it is brewed as a holiday offering IPA

Photo of Judgie
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of peachy-tay
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jdr34
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 6.8% abv

Appearance- First off this beer pours a massive frothy head that is slow to dissipate. The color is a deep garnet color and is on the cloudy side.

Smell- Pine overules, with a the citric nature of the hops punching through. Pungent.

Taste- First, there is a sweet malt that comes through, with a toasted biscuit quality to it. This lasts for only a second, as the bitter pine-like hoppy notes begin to descend on the palate. Complex, as citrus notes mix with the pine undertones. Hints of grapefruit and mango add to the sweetness. The bitter finishes lasts until the end and lingers.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy, and right on par for an IPA. Smooth and bitter.

Overall- An impressive IPA bursting with flavor. The use of fresh hops as advertised is apparent in the taste. If you're a hop fan, you need to try this Winter offering.

Photo of langchops
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdw275
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
2.39/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

An intense Hop BOMB. Very bitter and resinous, a hop-heads delight...but not so much for rest of us! To me it is unnecessarily bitter with a lack of the myriad fruity flavors of the hops from a GOOD IPA/DIPA, not to mention a complete lack of even the faintest hint of balance! Not SN's best effort, I'm rather disappointed...

Photo of ChiefsPaleAle
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A high quality IPA for the Holidays. A bit high on the IBU scale for my taste but still a great seasonal brew

Photo of Miket13
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was a good beer, smooth, good for winter

Photo of ThatsStout
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Really hoppy, but very easy to drink.

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks amazing, but taste like a Belgian.

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,016 ratings.