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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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9,298 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,298
Reviews: 3,344
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 292
Gots: 1,222 | 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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Bottle Into Pint

Appearance- Clear, copper, nice head retention

Aroma- Pine, citrus, spicy, floral notes, some malt in the backbone

Flavor- Fresh pine, good firm bitterness, citrus, awesome lingering hoppyness after each sip

Mouthfeel- Medium, higher side of carbonation

Overall- Had this last year first time reviewing this years, and its awesome. One of my favorite holiday season beers. Just so fresh with hops, definately worth trying if not more than that.

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Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

A: Amber in color with a beautiful soft fluffy head with great retention and lacing. Could not be any more perfect.

S: Citrusy, mostly lemon

T: Fresh, piney, lemon, orange. Malt backbone holds up well for a great balance

M: Medium bodied - smooth - off dry finish.

O: The balance is incredible and makes for great drinkability. I could throw back a few of these without growing tired of it. A classic.

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In a mug, maybe slightly below cellar temperature.

The Celebration begins with a two-finger off-white head over a clear dark amber color. One of the darkest IPAs I've seen.

There is some nice sweet citrus in the scent - lemon and grapefruit, I think. Also some sweet, biscuity breadiness and a pine smell which I would call the opposite of astringent; It's like, soft pine.

Bitterness is pretty low in the taste. There's a little bit of tangy citrus in the beginning, but then it's all the sweet bread and biscuits to the end, with maybe a bit of spicy hops in the finish. An overall malt-forward flavor for an IPA. Very satisfying.

The carbonation and fullness are sort of in the middle of extremes. There's nothing off-putting here.

While I don't think this is anything to write home about, it's nevertheless a very nice IPA, and one that has more to it than just hops.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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