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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

8,548 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,548
Reviews: 3,225
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 261
Gots: 744 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly orange amber with a light head that leaves a quality lacing down the glass.

S - Caramel malts, piney hoppiness, yeasty breadiness, some citrus (lime, grapefruit, pineapple)

T - Hop forward with a citric pineyness that give way to a decent bitter. The malt then reveals a subtle fruitiness with an almost grape-like character that leads to a malty finish with residual bitter and pine notes. Hop-tastic!

M - Good carbonation and coating.

O - A wonderful IPA. Hoppy, but not overly so, and the malts give a fruitiness that balances out the floral aspects of the hops quite well.

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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium orange color with a good haze. One and a half finger off white head with amazing retention and lacing.

S: Big citrus hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, orange and lemon zest. Resinous and fresh. Slight caramel malts peek through.

T: Slight caramel malts upfront. Then the fresh oily citrus hops come in. A good blend of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange peel. Big piney hop notes also. Very resinous. Not super bitter in the middle but grows as it finishes.

M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Very slick and oily. Dry finish.

O: Very good. To bad it's not a year round brew. One of the tastier IPA's I've had. Widely distributed, so if you haven't had it go get it.

doughanson78, Nov 20, 2011
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,548 ratings.