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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

7,901 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,901
Reviews: 3,159
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 220
Gots: 486 | 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:
Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I can tell you i've had celebration quite a bit but have yet to write a reveiw. Well here i go.

Apearence- blood orange in color with a impressive head that disapates to a thin lace. very sticky.

Smell- Dare i say it smells like a beer brewed by SN brewery. In all seriousness the smell was of floral hops and grapefruit.

Taste- Bitter, peppery and sweet grapefruit. Some malty background fade in and out give this beer a good balance. Almost a minty pine needle flavor as well pretty freaking good.

Mouthful- flavor lingers beer has a great bite to it. if your a hop head you'll love this beer. Have a sip of it and you'll still be tasteing it for five minutes or more.

Drinkability- good not great for me but i can knock back a few.

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

Finally got to get mine. Pours a ruby amber color with a nice off white head stays a while and laces nicely. Aroma is malt lots of hops, floral and ctirus combined some fruity aromas coming from citrus hops? or somewhere else like a big gumby bear of hops just smells juicey. Tastes of malt to start then hops lots of hops dominating this beer grapefruity bitter. Starts out lightly sweet with floral hop flavors blending with the sweetness then the bitter grapefruit comes up with carbonation leading the way and announces itself all else falls away to bitterness for a while then it fades some and sweetness is tasted again as it finishes. This beer leaves a nice hop resin coating on your tounge to remind you its time for another drink. Mouthfeel is a good solid meium drinkability is also good nice hop strong regular IPA very good but not quite a masterpiece. After finally getting to taste some I can see why people talk of cellaring it. I bet after a year in my cool basement it will have much more to offer then just hops.

mntlover, Nov 06, 2004
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,901 ratings.