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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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9,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,188
Reviews: 3,323
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,127 | 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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Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep amber color.

Smells like sweet hops and a bit of caramel, but my sinus congestion isn't allowing much more in.

It tastes like a typical Sierra Nevada offering, so if you generally like Sierra Nevada you will like this, however not quite my flavor preference. Only slight Christmas notes. Of course there are hops right off the bat, slight hint of sweet, with a little earthiness. Then the aftertaste is burnt toast, and I don't like burnt toast.

The mouthfeel is comfortable, not too tingly.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in standard pint glass.

A: dark caramel in color, white rocky head of two finger depth that lasts and leaves gobs of lacing.

S: hops, malt, caramel, etc

T: hops, citrus fruits, caramel, normal ipa but with something extra I can't put my finger on.

M: average for a ipa not too thick or thin, and carbonated well.

D: would be a year round drink for me if it was available year around.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Gage Roads tulip

A - Pours a clear Amber/Redcolour that has an off White head that retains well and laces the glass.

S - Nice aromas of sweet boiled lollies and pineapple, also a little caramel, but the over riding aroma is pine.

T - Nice hops up front floowed by some nice malt. The finish is bitter. A lttle marmalade lingers on the tongue.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - Hard to fault this beer other than to say it is a very sessionable IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a regular pint glass

Somewhat dark upon the pour, burnt amber coloring. Large frothy head that sits around for a while.

Aroma of piney hops immediately on the pour.

Right up front with the hops... nice bitterness in the beginning that eventually melds with lemon, orange, and grapefruit flavorings.

Probably medium-bodied, lingers in the mouth

Awesome IPA that is always worth drinking during the winter months.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 9,188 ratings.