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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

7,613 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,613
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 188
Gots: 393 | 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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Ratings: 7,613 | Reviews: 3,154 | Display Reviews Only:
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2012 17:22:29 | More by SenorHops
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DaveU31

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2012 16:52:52 | More by DaveU31
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into hfs sniffer

A: orangey brown amber color translucent with a inch tan head

S:pretty floral scent but there isn't much else there and there's a hint of alc

T:follows the nose a light floral hoppy taste that is well balanced with the bitterness

M:light and very drinkable though somewhat watery

O:soild fresh and drinkable ipa but not strong enough flavors

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 14:19:26 | More by Pinknuggets
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2012 14:13:01 | More by comfortablynirm
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2012 05:49:07 | More by esdeebrew
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2012 05:30:50 | More by wesley14
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2012 04:10:08 | More by juliusseizure
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cjac

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2012 04:03:15 | More by cjac
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2012 03:42:22 | More by polishkaz
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2012 02:24:43 | More by FalconA
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-26-2012 01:32:49 | More by Omensetter
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salinasa

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2012 00:19:20 | More by salinasa
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cosmicevan

New York

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

An old standby. Enjoyed from a Sierra Nevada snifter.

a - brew pours a transparent orange amber with a generous 2 full fingers of frothy IPA head. As the head bubbled away massive chunks of lacing clung to the glass.

s - fresh hops with a nice balance of nutty malt backbone.

t - much like the nose suggests this one is chock full of fresh hops and a great balanced malt backbone to keep it real. Good caramel notes crossed with dank wet fresh hops. Not a hophead's IPA, but a solid approachable IPA none-the-less.

m - even carbonation, medium bodied, just an easy drinker and a fan favorite.

o - overall, like many, I love celebration season. This is a great fridge beer that I stock regularly and often bring out when going to a non craft crazy place. As with anything Sierra Nevada, you really can't go wrong and the distribution is fantastic as you can find this in fine supermarkets.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 23:32:53 | More by cosmicevan
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crawlhome

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-25-2012 23:23:16 | More by crawlhome
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sevenarts

New York

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A rich, autumnal golden amber with a thick and long-lasting head.

S: Plenty of nice piney hops mingled with sweet malts.

T/M: Hoppy and bitter at the start, with a malty finish that balances out the hops. Pine, citrus, some caramel. The hops come in waves of rich, very bright and clean flavor. Very creamy mouthfeel.

O: This is an updated review, because either the Celebrations I had last year were sub-par, or I was just crazy - I've updated this from a good beer to a great one, pretty much as good as the Torpedo. It's more balanced than the Torpedo, slightly more malty and sweet, but still has fantastic, bright hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 20:05:23 | More by sevenarts
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: burnt orange color with tiny bubbles in the head
S: like a pine bouquet with a little malt notes
T: very piney and then backs off a little and the malts come in
MF: this beer is a little light on the body for what I usually go for but it is incredibly balanced
O: this is one of my favorite beers of all time and I have a little party in my head when I hear from someone that it is out. The only reel upside to the commercialization of Christmas is that this beer comes out earlier and earlier every year.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 19:00:42 | More by brewdude1982
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-25-2012 16:40:07 | More by rm9679
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jslice99

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2012 06:32:22 | More by jslice99
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-25-2012 05:07:41 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been drinking a lot of beers, but slacking on theses reviews. But I did buy this beer for review, this is the 2011 version. The 2012 just came out, which I will get and review as well.

A: This beer pours a dark orange color with a 1 1/2 inch soapy off white head, which almost overflowed out of my glass.

S: I get an initial aroma of grapefruit and pine, with some hop characteristics. Very potent smell that is complimented by some sweetness from honey and malts.

T: Very earthy taste consisting of grapefruit and pine up front. As I get into the flavor I get a dryness from the yeast and sweetness from the malts.

M: Very sweet flavor, a bit tangy, but the hop bite is not severe. Minimal carbonation, but very sessionable.

O: This is the 2011 Celebration ale, so it might have lost some of its characteristics over the course of the year, but I didnt notice. I got a very quality IPA, and from Sierra Nevada, I would expect nothing less than quality. Did not disappoint, even after aging a year. Look forward to trying the 2012!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 05:01:43 | More by SouljaSaia17
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rvajohn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-25-2012 04:19:21 | More by rvajohn
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B00ZER

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2012 03:19:16 | More by B00ZER
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InVinoVeritas

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2012 03:17:11 | More by InVinoVeritas
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founder26

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into snifter at around 40degrees

Look: pretty nice orange hue, not alot of head which was suprising, standard ipa look

Smell: alot of citrus and sweetness with some nice pine, one of the better fresh hop beers I have smelled. maybe a little carmel in there as well

Taste: pine and bitterness up front with the citrus to follow, pretty sweet tasting ipa, reminds me of torpedo but a little less piney/hoppy, pretty balanaced

Mouthfeel: a little thin but nice carbonation, standard ipa feel

Overall: I think I like this a little more then torpedo, wish it was a year round beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:39:32 | More by founder26
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KevinMcDonald


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-25-2012 02:16:21 | More by KevinMcDonald
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,613 ratings.