1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

8,433 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,433
Reviews: 3,214
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 256
Gots: 690 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,433 | Reviews: 3,214 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bcossar
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%

bcossar, Today at 12:28 AM
Photo of Desimoaj
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Desimoaj, Today at 12:21 AM
Photo of LukeK
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

LukeK, Today at 12:11 AM
Photo of Big_V
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Big_V, Yesterday at 10:27 PM
Photo of liverust
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

liverust, Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Photo of Bellsisbest
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bellsisbest, Yesterday at 10:09 PM
Photo of Rschimmell
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Rschimmell, Yesterday at 09:10 PM
Photo of mikedogg195
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mikedogg195, Yesterday at 08:39 PM
Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

I grabbed a six pack of this beer as a flier when I was at the grocery last time. I have heard it is good, and I like Sierra Nevada products. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful copper hue with a small, half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Cool packaging for sure. The color is the most impressive part of the presentation.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, and citrus notes are the primary, as is the case with most hop heavy beers. However the hops do not smell overwhelming on this one, which is nice. A slight presence of bread and malts in the background

Taste - Much like the nose, very smooth and well balanced. Malty backbone reinforced with some hoppiness, but not too much. The pine, floral notes are again the big display on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Finishes very clean and smooth, probably one of my favorite parts about this beer. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, hint of hop bitterness on finish.

Overall - This is a good beer. Nothing to write home about, it won't blow your hair back, but it is good. Condor recommended and approved, if for no other reason than it is Sierra Nevada and it is an IPA that isn't insanely hopped.

TheCondor, Yesterday at 07:26 PM
Photo of SteveB3014
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SteveB3014, Yesterday at 05:58 PM
Photo of Blueapollo420
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

This rating may have been influenced by the fact that when I cracked the beer the bottleneck cracked with it slicing the crap out of my finger

Blueapollo420, Yesterday at 12:59 PM
Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Outstanding. Favorite in the Sierra Nevada line up. Winter style but with great hops. It's hard describe but it is really good.

ChadwickHines, Yesterday at 11:55 AM
Photo of MikeCano
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%

MikeCano, Yesterday at 08:15 AM
Photo of creedence
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

creedence, Yesterday at 07:57 AM
Photo of Iamjlopez12
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Iamjlopez12, Yesterday at 04:25 AM
Photo of mountainzen
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mountainzen, Yesterday at 02:55 AM
Photo of Vivs85
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vivs85, Yesterday at 01:01 AM
Photo of CED
4/5  rDev -3.8%

CED, Yesterday at 12:51 AM
Photo of DrJones
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

DrJones, Yesterday at 12:41 AM
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,433 ratings.