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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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9,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,259
Reviews: 3,335
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,196 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Beautiful orange with hints of a reddish hue. Solid 2-3 finger white head that doesn't dissipate and leaves tons of lacing.

S - Very fresh hop smell. I get some citrus fruits and I hate to say it but I'm getting some spiciness on the nose. Little bit of pine as well; pretty complex.

T - Wow, quite hoppy citrus flavor at the front which morphs into a sweet pine taste. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming, a very complex drinkable tasty IPA!

M - Thin to medium feel. Maybe a bit thinner than I prefer in an IPA but it contributes to the drinkability so it's not all bad. Carbonation seems just right though, coats your mouth decently.

O - Sierra Nevada knows their hops! This is the first year trying this acclaimed brew and I am glad to had nearly drank a case already. For the price point, this is some of the best bang for your buck besides Little Sumpin Sumpin and Sucks. An incredibly worthy winter seasonal from SN!

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz from sixer from FMcD's. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Ruby red with orange highlights, cloudy, with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and hangs on the side of the glass.

S - Crisp hops! A heavy dose of pine, sea salt.

T- Pine, grains, hops, a hint of dirt and smoke. Citrus/grapefruit notes as it warms.

M- Carbonation is medium high. Heft is medium.

O - A decent IPA. I would imagine timing is everything with this offering, as I am not sure how this would hold up once the hops mellow, as there is not much malt to back it up. Pine lovers rejoice.

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter.

Pours dark amber with a two finger khaki head. Beautiful looking brew. The aroma is filled with all kinds of notes. Orange citrus, cinnamon, caramel, maple, brown sugar, and lemon just to name a few. The taste is also quite well crafted. It is incredibly balanced from the get go. Nice burst of citrus closely followed by a caramel bready malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. ABV is right where it should be and goes unnoticed. This one is a winner from the beginning. It's equally affordable as it is good. It's hard to find a better beer at this price point anywhere in the US.

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy deep copper with a billowing, frothy beige head that lingers.

Caramel malt, dank, resiny hops, and citrus form the initial aroma. Grapefruit and pine emerge as it warms.

Resin and muted citrus are evident initially in the flavor, which finishes fairly bitter. Muted grapefruit underlies a lightly caramelized malt backbone, which is subtle, but ties into the resiny finish. Floral notes emerge in the aftertaste.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with a light astringency and alcohol warmth accompanying.

A little bitter and muddled for my palate. A very drinkable beer, though. Nothing outstanding.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,259 ratings.