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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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8,990 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,990
Reviews: 3,278
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 276
Gots: 973 | 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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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Edition. Pours a beautiful orangish red color. Its a little hazy with lots of carbonation. The star hear is the head. Two fingers of white foam that billow above the top of the glass and sticks around for a good period of time. Some of the best head retention I have seen.
From the hops I'm picking up some floral notes along with some nice resinous and citrusy aromas.
It tastes like grapefruits, very citrusy which is backed up nicely by the malts, which are present.
It's medium bodied with a nice crispness from the carbonation. The hops are balanced nicely with the malt bill but are still big and flavorful and bitter.
This is one fantastic IPA. I am currently on my second case and believe I will continue to buy it as long as it is available.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew from Sierra Nevada. I wasn't going to buy it, but a friend said to try it this year.


The appearance, color and head were awesome. Great lacing.

The nose was very nice, with pronounced hops and a very nice perfume nose.

Mouthfeel and flavor are great. I had my 3rd one with some pretty good wings...my recipe...and it held it'd own. That alone is impressive.

Will buy a couple cases.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stout's Pub in Falcon Heights , MN. Served in a 10 oz. glass.

A: Rich amber with dark ruby tones. Lacing is beautiful, thick, and lingers. Head is dense, white, and rich.

S: Some graniness (toasty) sits behind a big veil of floral hoppiness.

T: Yes! This is what an IPA (fresh hop!) should be. A lot of the citrus grapefruit but also a dank floral too. Piney tones work to compliment and weaves through the somewhat caramel/rye flavors of the malt/grist.

M: Somewhat rich and viscous. Hops have astringent drying quality that is a perfect compliment to the texture. Good.

D: I really liked this one. FInd it, seek it out. It is good.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,990 ratings.