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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

7,677 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,677
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 407 | 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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Ratings: 7,677 | Reviews: 3,154 | Display Reviews Only:
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-06-2013 03:59:29 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2013 21:26:56 | More by Eric908
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Dunns1027

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-11-2012 01:37:10 | More by Dunns1027
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2013 02:02:46 | More by AlCzerik
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jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-22-2013 13:30:57 | More by jpaulsen
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2014 17:39:45 | More by bcp5296d
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wvdfh120fan

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2013 17:37:01 | More by wvdfh120fan
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-28-2013 19:13:58 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Madskill

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-03-2012 19:32:01 | More by Madskill
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Pat316

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-12-2012 23:55:04 | More by Pat316
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Bones10

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2013 04:29:04 | More by Bones10
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-16-2013 02:39:21 | More by BryantForestry
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battlekow

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2005 version, just released. Pours a reddish-amber with a good off-white head that fades to leave the typical IPA skim. Smells sweetly malty with a substantial infusion of floral and spicy hops. My eye watered a bit when I got my face right in the glass and took a whiff. Flavor has a very malty backbone with hop highlights, a toasty finish, and lingering oily bittering from the hops. The toastiness reminds me of HopDevil. Celebration is a very solid and balanced IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 00:11:35 | More by battlekow
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-22-2012 18:56:38 | More by JamesShoemaker
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erogers

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-17-2013 07:08:47 | More by erogers
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz 2006 bottle into pint glass at cellar temp

Pours a brassy copper with a slight haze and a voluminous three finger cream colored head that folds in on itself like a down quilt rumpled after a long winter night. Patches of fluffy lace cling to the side of the glass

Scent is grapefruit, citrus peel, floral and some bready notes.

Taste is warm and spicey with a hint of sweetness and a fairly strong bready malt presence. Then, of course, there are the hops. Grapefruit, citrus peel, some orange. Some resinous piney flavors come and go. There's a nice hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky with slight warming in the throat.

Drinkability seems quite high.

A classic American IPA. I deeply regret only buying one of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 23:38:17 | More by sethmeister
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-12-2014 02:59:04 | More by AndyEdgar
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 23:15:35 | More by memphischas
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alelover

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-05-2013 04:12:58 | More by alelover
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wakeuptothesun

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-13-2013 05:09:42 | More by wakeuptothesun
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2012 19:35:23 | More by Syraquse
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lenbert

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 19:14:47 | More by lenbert
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Narthax

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 19:13:38 | More by Narthax
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nikbullet

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2012 18:48:55 | More by nikbullet
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-20-2014 03:50:31 | More by threedaggers
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,677 ratings.