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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

7,695 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,695
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 191
Gots: 413 | 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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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2013 02:39:41 | More by anhigdon
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Berg77

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2013 03:34:39 | More by Berg77
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zestd

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-07-2013 10:55:52 | More by zestd
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Doyle

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 18:34:32 | More by Doyle
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-04-2013 16:16:56 | More by pisano
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2014 14:50:01 | More by MarshMan71
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 12:51:57 | More by EdelweissDad
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Enola

North Carolina

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

Pint on-tap at the Olde Hickory Taproom.

This beer was absolutely wonderfull on-tap. The hops were there but not overlly bitter. More sweet than bitter. There was also some hints of vanilla and some spice. IPA meets winter warmer. One of the brewers best. A very drinkable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2006 22:05:57 | More by Enola
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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
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,695 ratings.