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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

8,984 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,984
Reviews: 3,276
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 276
Gots: 967 | 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 JerryT
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible on tap . Beautiful to behold in the glass and a wonderful aroma. I wish I had the vocabulary to describe the balance of this fine Ale. I have to give it a perfect rating.
I will look for it again at my local

Photo of Beerfull
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz into a mug

A: Pours a vibrant copper color with a rocky head of white foam. The head does not dissipate and caps the beer perfectly, leaving multiple picturesque lines of lacing running down the whole glass.

S: Mainly aromas of piney hops with some floral hop varities coming through. A bit of a faint grain or bread smell also.

T: Flavors of citrus hops that weren't there on the nose immedietly followed by pine. A light maltiness in the background that stands up fairly well to the hops.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel.

O: A solid winter IPA that is reasonably priced and very well balanced. Good piney/citrus hop notes without being too overpowering. I could happily drink this all winter!

Photo of CraigP83
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice amber colored beer. The first thing I noticed was when I smelled it was the hops, I think I also smelled a slight citrus odor. I usually read the labels on the beer to see if their description lines up with what I notice while tasting. The description on this label was spot on. They describe it is a complex, robust ale layered in pine, citrus and hops.

Photo of lelepat
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Betajeff
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmbasile06
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of intobenme
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vince_arch_beer
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Natellis123
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrborchert74
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blitz23
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Irishize75
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brackh
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Did a little Holiday beer tasting with my wife. This is a great beer. I really enjoy the subtle hoppy smell that goes along with this beer. It has just enough bite to it too without being bitter. A very balanced and enjoyable brew. Another solid one from Sierra Nevada.

Photo of GerryPendry
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always look forward to this one when the holidays roll around. A little bit more of everything than Sierra's Pale Ale, and a little bit less than Torpedo. Highly drinkable with a nice hop character, but not particularly aggressive. (I would have said differently when I first tried this one ages ago, since at the time it was one of the hoppiest beers I had ever tasted.) This is another one that will sneak up on you.

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrbran0
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best seasonal ever. For real.

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ArkyVaughan
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.

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

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,984 ratings.