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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

9,057 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,057
Reviews: 3,292
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,029 | 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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Ratings: 9,057 | Reviews: 3,292 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FogDishHead
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mbaseballdad
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very consistent. Very good IPA.

Photo of bufante
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMBradyJr
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fossage78
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Njtodd76
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rootscipio
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance (4.75): A rich amber color topped with two fingers of egg shell colored head, which makes for a beautiful looking beer.

Smell (4.25): Tropical and citrus fruits and pine needles with a bready malt undertone

Taste (4): Piney, citrtusy, and malty. I get some alcohol and slight astringent

Mouthfeel (4): Medium body; Goes down good then the alcohol hits you and maybe a bit too bitter, and i like bitter

Overall: I personally remember this being better last year. It seemed to have more malt balancing out the bitterness. I got an astringent character that i havent noticed in the past. Maybe my tastebuds are off, or perhaps my palate is more mature. Its still a solid winter offering with the pine and alcohol presence. Will revisit next year

Photo of Levin0013
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick303
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 2014 bottle. Colour is a caramel golden, ruby tints. A great amount of curtain lacing and retention.

S- grapefruit citrus, orange, pine needles, caramel malt with robust bready notes, a nice sprucy herbal hop aroma with some nice citrus sharp hints. Nice warming spice.

T- a robust start, malty bready notes, pine herbalness and a orange peel with some caramel added. Rich fruity character, cherry and red fruits, blood orange, citrus, mixed with a really nice earthy pine character. It melds really nicely and the hops certainly add a great flavour and depth.

M- moderate body, some malty sweetness and also a solid hop oily bitterness, moderate carbonation and very drinkable thanks to the great balance.

I would probably prefer this to the pale ale. A really delicious ale with nice piney and citrus hop notes, with some solid earthiness and robust caramel malt. Delicious with a subtle sweetness that shows some nice hop flavour development. Lovely beer with a great complexity and also great drinkability.

Photo of a2mfk
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tkelley
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a SAPP glass.two month old bottle.

A - clear, Amber body with puffy off white head. Good retention and lacing.

N - mostly malts actually. Kind of surprising. Citrusy hop presence.

T - much hoppier than the nose. Tasty orange and grapefruit with a heavy resiny/piney effect.

M - very drinkable. Nicely carbonated.

O - delicious.a must have every year. Cheers!

Photo of MadDog
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've enjoyed and always looked forward to the Celebration offering come Winter. But for some reason, I'm finding the 2014 batch to be less appealing than I remember. Very hoppy without as much balancing malt as years past. Is it just me or are others picking up on this?

Photo of Yeroc
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpisani099
3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It was just hoppy. I wanted a little more.

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amvrana
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MA08
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,057 ratings.