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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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9,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,201
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,139 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've yet to find an ale that can match this flavor. Appearance was way more than I was even expecting perfect in color with plenty of lace. The smell is of nutty malts with plenty of hop notes! The taste is of smooth beautiful ale is great! I love this BEER!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Came to the bar looking a clear copper color with more than one finger of thick chalky head. It sticks to everything and laces the glass like a beer should.

S: Its all hops. Big angry herbal hops with a good fistful of pine thrown in the back. A hint of saltine crackers in the back.

T: Immediately it hits with a malt fist: caramel, grain and toasted bread. But then the hops. Its like all the herbal hops rush to smack the palate and then ring it to near death with a biting bitterness with hints of lemon, citrus and pine causing almost a pucker at the end. Is that some black pepper? The finish is quite dry and chalky with the mouth ringing from a hop smack. The alcohol hides out but gives a nice warm after a few sips.

M: Medium with a thin profile as it flows.

O: Truly a great beer. Its the standard for winter drinking. A huge hop smack that is quite unique in its delivery.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is probably my favorite from Sierra Nevada currently. This is one of the best beers I have tried from Sierra Nevada.

There is a very fruity aroma with hints of pine and the hop taste explodes in your mouth. A great fresh hop ale for the holiday season.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer really surprised me. its' looks were slightly decieving. i wasn't expecting such a drinkable IPA. it has a golden amber hue with a fair amount of foggyness. the smell is unmistakably that of an IPA. it has that tartness to it that becons a sip. upon putting it to my lips the foam had a creamy taste that flooded in with some citrus and tangy tastes that quickly fleeted into a lasting hop bitterness. once in my mouth the carbonation was bouncing on my tounge enthusiastically. this one of my new favorite american IPAs. it's a shame it's only around for the holidays. cheers!

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,201 ratings.