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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

9,297 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,297
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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12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Bottled 11/23/2011.

Pours a deep amber with a great deal of fluffy tan head. Surprisingly cloudy. The head leaves beautiful lacing on the side of the glass. The haziness fades eventually, leaving a beautiful beer.

Smells malty for an IPA, which gets a thumbs-up from me. Not a great deal of depth, but this is almost 4 months old.

Hops and malts are balanced well. I don't get any of the spices that some people swear they taste. Probably because they don't exist. Very tasty, though.

Medium body. Finishes fairly dry, and the bitterness sticks around a bit.

I'm not a huge fan of hop-forward IPAs, so this could be from drinking one that's almost 4 months old, but I enjoyed this a great deal. I can understand the cult following this has acquired.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,297 ratings.