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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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8,952 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,952
Reviews: 3,261
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 277
Gots: 947 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint...

A: Golden honey copper color, a bit hazy. Two finger creamy white head. Superb lacing all over the glass., really impressive head retention. Beauty of a brew.

S: Lots of fruity, citrusy aromas, prefumey grapefruit and sweet malts, a bit of pine rounds out the smell.

T: Fruity, citrusy hops, a good kick of bitterness with some caramel malt sweetness. Very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied, good amount of smooth, creamy carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable beer here, will be looking forward to this seasonal release in the future.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A- pours with an impressive white foamy head that lasts well into the pour, somewhat hazy copper color with lots of lacing. Some of the best lacing I've seen.

S- Strong citrus and piney hops, with a bit of sweet malt as well. Grapefruit juice and fresh mint cuts through as well, very pleasant.

T- Sharp hop kick from the get go, notes of pine, citrus, herbal, very complex. As strong as the hops are the malt still has a noticeable presence. Finishes bready and bitter .

M- medium body, low-med carbonation, silky mouthfeel and smooth finish.

O- This is a very good seasonal. I'm not the biggest hop head but this is definitely one of my favorite IPA's. I'm proud to bring this to any Christmas party during the holiday season.

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

Appearance: nice rusty orange bright white head

Smell: Piney hops very nice sweet malt

Taste: nice fruity hops sweet malts with a mildly bitter finish

Mouth: medium amount of carbonation nice and crisp

Overall: one of my favorite IPAs while I can get it. it makes winter that much more Bearable.

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ST: Bottled poured into a pint glass. 2011. Bottle lists ABV but not DBD

A: Cloudy orange amber with a thick, large rocky white head. It has a great retention and leaves thick lacing.

S: Pine, lemon, orange, bread, bubblegum, banana.

T: Pine, orange, bubblegum, lots of nice bitter hops.

M: Heavy and dry.

O: A good beer every year. It is a well done IPA, bitter, but not over done. It has good citrus and a bit of malty biscuit, and it is smooth and dry.

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

Sierra Nevada knows how to make IPA's

A: 1+ fingered, lightly tan creamy head that displayed good retention and lacing atop this deep orange and red bodied brew.

S: Very floral with pine and candied malts. Nothing groundbreaking, but I have no problems with that.

T: Large hop profile upfront that are tamed only slightly by the malts, but overall quite bitter.

M: Medium/light, fairly high carbonation that is followed by a slight burn.

O: Another tasty entry from one of my favorite breweries.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,952 ratings.