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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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7,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,983
Reviews: 3,163
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 227
Gots: 506 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 12 oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Absolutely glowing orange amber, excellent clarity, 2 finger head retains well and the wispy cap drops off much off-white lacing.

Smell - HOPS! Citrusy, piney, and spicy/floral. A caramel-sweet bready note hanging back in the cut peeks out to 'hullo' briefly.

Taste - Like nose, blast o' hops! They are quite piney and citrus rind-like, slightly fruity, a bit of that alcohol/estery floral spiciness drops in, bitterness is fairly assertive and astringently drying - bordering dangerously close to soapy. Mid-palate, wonderful caramel-bready malt presents itself with a perfectly balancing sweetness. Finish is quite dry, and a medium-strong, drying, pine-resin bitterness and flavor coats the entire mouth.

Feel - Smooth and creamy medium body feels well...medium; not too light, not too heavy, and seems to suit this hop monster nicely. Well carbonated - a treat to sip on.

Overall - A beastly hop-bomb of an IPA, quite bitter - strong...not for the faint of heart! The fresh hops (not wet hops...freshly dried hops) really pop in this beer with a lot of complexity, yet the smooth malty backbone provides just enough sweetness to balance while letting the hoppy star of the show shine. An outstanding beer, and a classic.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 7,983 ratings.