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

9,057 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,057
Reviews: 3,292
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,029 | 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 Bjorn2bWild
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DEATHLYEVIL
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knutron
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A fizzy Torpedo....not a bad thing..

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pjvie
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guikum
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AntigravityECE
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lulloyd
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very hoppy without being overwhelming. Refreshing to drink. Good job this year.

Photo of lstorie3
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a good beer, perhaps a great beer, but it's not what I want in a winter seasonal. It's about what you'd expect from Sierra Nevada in terms of taste and aroma. It shows off the hop harvest well, so I guess it's mission accomplished on that part. If I'm judging it on it just on taste, it's a probably 8/10, but as a seasonal I'm giving it 7/10.

Photo of nollie77
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 18Beers
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Sampled out of 12 oz. bottle poured into a glass. Very good pour with tall, lasting, light golden colored head. Deep copper color with good range of color depth depending upon light angle. Nose is pinier and/or more citrusy than some lighter or more flowery hopped IPA's. Broad range of malt sweetness on the front end and finishes with a sweet yet hoppy, lingering finish. Very balanced. Mouth feel is somewhat effervescent. Not something to be expected from a festive seasonal ale but a nice twist on the typical IPA that really brings the holidays home.

Photo of huysmans
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschantz
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap. Mahogany brown with slight head that diminished quickly into a Lacey ring. Nose was nutty and piney with a bit of nutmeg. Flavor was hoppier than the subtle nose but well balanced by a brown sugar sweetness.

Photo of BrandonLBC
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of irishevans
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
3.39/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Wanted to like this more but it did not push over the top. I'll try a bottle next time.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Muggins25
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AAG
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brett606
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,057 ratings.