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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

8,495 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,495
Reviews: 3,219
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 263
Gots: 712 | FT: 3
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

wagner617, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

bmoney, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

yesmanandy, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

TXLLama, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

sailorastro, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

EkimGram, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

VegasHockey, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of nsabo
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two points:
1) Sierra Nevada, you have have a reputation for tradition, why brew an IPA (something I can find anytime of the year) instead of a winter warmer (something I can only find once a year)?

2) It is difficult to review this without referencing their Torpedo IPA, sorry for those who aren't familiar with it.

SN brews always have a noticeable "fresh" taste about them, this beer is by far the freshest. Like Torpedo, this tastes more like a wet, sweet malty English IPA than a drier, hopped-up American IPA. Hops are still prevalent, though: very floral, piney with tart grapefruit and wet, but not sticky, finish. Mouthfeel is smooth but surprisingly not very heavy, almost like it’s on nitro.
I enjoy Torpedo, this just tastes like a fresher, hoppier, smoother version. Not a radical departure, though, and probably the only seasonal IPA this time of year.

nsabo, Dec 15, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug.

A Pours a clear dark amber color topped off with a thick billowy white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S Lots of citrus with some pine and a sweet note of something I can't seem to identify.

T Lots more citrus mostly grapefruit with some pine and a bit of malt. But mostly hops.

M Medium body maybe a touch on the lighter side but not overly so.

Overall this is a pretty good beer but honestly I don't see what all the fuss is about. I guess I would drink it again though.

beerandcycling88, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

slushybear, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gave me a big white head above a clear red honey golden colored beer.

The aroma is hops, a sweet citrus, with a slight malt background.

The taste is a dry hops taste with some sweet citrus in it with a slight caramel malt background.

A citrusy dry aftertaste finishes off a pretty decent beer.

LXIXME, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ale207, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

phlegon, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

EasyReader, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

azorie, Dec 14, 2011
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,495 ratings.