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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

7,761 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,761
Reviews: 3,153
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 195
Gots: 441 | 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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athenmonk

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-30-2012 10:43:15 | More by athenmonk
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-30-2012 04:49:17 | More by justinm4bama
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posborn215

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-30-2012 02:58:32 | More by posborn215
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Triglycerides

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-30-2012 02:53:42 | More by Triglycerides
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2012 01:37:48 | More by KalanM
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spoony

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage.

A-The brew is a festive (its a celebration, right?) reddish, golden amber. My pour yielded two fingers of dense, long-lasting, light-tan head. The head left great lacing on the glass.

S-Smells of pine, with a spicy, resinous undertone are the first thing I noticed. With a little more sniffing, I picked up a touch of grapefruit and pineapple, as well as some light maltiness.

T-Taste is more lightly spiced pine and resin. The brew had a slightly sweet flavor and some caramel in the mid-palate to go with the mild bitter bite of the hops.

M-Medium bodied in the mouth with fine, smooth carbonation.

O-This was my first IPA in a while and I was glad to have it. I found it well-balanced and flavorful, but in a world of stupid-high IBU brews, this was a touch simple. Sometimes, however, simple is good. I'll gladly drink this again.

11-30-2012 01:32:19 | More by spoony
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mymasterpiece75

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pine. Like a Christmas tree. This truth came to me drinking last year's Celebration.

There is no spice in the beer.

Citrus is limited. Grapefruit bitterness is all.

Pine. Like a Christmas tree.

Like drinking a delicious Christmas tree.

Mouthfeel is perfect, with perfect carbonation.

I look forward to it every year.

/T

11-30-2012 00:45:58 | More by mymasterpiece75
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CGAR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-30-2012 00:34:55 | More by CGAR
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PortLargo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-29-2012 23:02:30 | More by PortLargo
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username

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2012 23:00:45 | More by username
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2012 22:55:53 | More by Tom-Peters
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1BadblueSS

New York

1/5  rDev -76%

11-29-2012 21:36:12 | More by 1BadblueSS
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Prime16

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

Perfect holiday beer. Very well balanced, not overly spiced and very drinkable. More malty than hoppy, this is better than past Celebrations I've had in the past. Slightly sweet and caramel. Great body.
Rich copper, with a thick, Cream-colored head.
Citrus up front, with pine following.
Easy to see why they release this brew during the holiday season - its rich flavors are perfect for this time of year.

11-29-2012 15:41:07 | More by Prime16
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aksimpson222

Ohio

2/5  rDev -51.9%

11-29-2012 06:41:53 | More by aksimpson222
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz. Bottle poured into a Maudite tulip

Celebration pours a ruby/golden color with about a 1 1/2 finger head. Great lacing all the way down on this one as well. Grapefruit nose with some malt on end. It's all malty sweetness up front then the bitterness comes in. It's very easy drinking and a great beer all around. This beer reminds you why Sierra Nevada is the granddaddy of craft beer.

11-29-2012 06:30:13 | More by Thedaver4220
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-29-2012 05:07:41 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-29-2012 03:39:29 | More by creepinjeeper
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-29-2012 03:15:45 | More by 2neardead
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-29-2012 00:44:34 | More by Tiburon
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2012 22:35:33 | More by Hopmarc
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2012 21:10:12 | More by JennieKoeper
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tokyoakazukin

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2012 18:22:36 | More by tokyoakazukin
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 15:06:10 | More by roblund
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 13:12:34 | More by InspectorBob
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,761 ratings.