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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

7,910 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,910
Reviews: 3,159
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 220
Gots: 490 | FT: 2
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 jonbeer89
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jonbeer89, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of bonkers
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into a snifter. The pour is deep orange with a big, firm white head. The aroma is sharp pine. The beer is a very nice mix of pine and citrus, lIngering citrus on the finish. A very easy drinking IPA, good carbonation. A very well made IPA, deserves all the hype it recieves.

bonkers, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

vanillacokaine, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cuy50, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of thedonliveson
5/5  rDev +20.2%

thedonliveson, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Brad7132
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Brad7132, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

WebGuyMike, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bigbutter, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

chrisp450, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

csmartin6, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Davepoolesque, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of cbottorff
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

cbottorff, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Theshooster, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MinnTwins, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mcsauter82, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Molson2000, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of patpbr
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber with a nice head and lacing. Smells Hoppy but not grabbing my attention. Its surprisingly malty up front but soon turns over to the hops. Taste of citrus, pine, mint. Sweetness and spice, bitter throughout A medium body, and pleasant alcohol warmth. I Finally have a favorite holiday beer. December is going to see its fair amount of Celebration.

patpbr, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

UncleNeighborChris, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Winston_Smith
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 Celebration Ale... my first try of this hyped beer.

Appearance: It's a nice darker amber that lets just enough light through to see how cloudy it is. Surprisingly little head on this, with a moderate pour. The next one will get poured more aggressively... Lacing on this one is thick and refuses to disappear.

Smell: Sharp, citrusy, piney hops. Nice.

Taste: I think I've died. This must be the afterlife. As echoed by many others here, this one isn't very balanced, but great nonetheless. The hops cut through everything else, but a spicy maltiness is present as well as some grapefruit citrus. Adult candy.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body with a smoothness that's top-notch.

Overall: Wow... I've seen this beer hyped in the forum so I had to try it. No disappointment here. It might be in my top three favorites now. I'll have to see how I feel after the next five of them. My guess is fantastic. (Note: I am a hophead. If you are not, you won't like it as much.) Getcha some!

Winston_Smith, Dec 09, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber, cloudy, gorgeous. Nice creamy head--at first about two fingers but diminishing to a quarter inch. Lacing rings the glass. Poured into a mason jar. Smells of pine and citrus. Very refreshing and, well, celebratory. Excellent mouthfeel. A little oily, hoppy, and some malt--an excellent balance. Wonderful. A bite, too, but a pleasant bite. When I went to the beer distributor he bragged about having several cases. I'm glad because I mean to go back.

AdamPenna, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bigclydeoliver, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Morockm, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BigDaddyJohn, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JALIEN, Dec 09, 2012
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,910 ratings.