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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

7,602 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,602
Reviews: 3,154
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 188
Gots: 390 | 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.

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, many thanks to DoktorZee for fulfilling a longtime beer want of mine for Christmas 2012.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of rocky, chunky off-white head, which leaves some decent fuzzy cogwheel lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of somewhat musty citrus rind and pine tips, lightly toasted bready caramel malt, a touch of toffee, and softly sassy grassy hops. The taste is more orange and grapefruit pithy fruitiness, a wee bit of lemongrass, some leafy spruce resin, and a somewhat overmatched bready, almost crackery malt, the caramel morphing into a echo of lingering expectation.

The carbonation is averagely competent, being all that I want it to be, the body a sturdy, just reconstructed medium weight, and smooth with that tacit acknowledgement of hoppy interlopers. It finishes off-dry, sure, but in a general, brown sugar sense, as the various hoppy notes play on and on and on.

I may have just given off an air of hop fatigue, but that's just not the case. What is true, however, is my weariness of late of brewers who claim an all-satisfying balance in their big-ass bitter offerings, in the hope of worldwide acceptance, I suppose, when nothing of the sort is actually on offer. So, to summarize, this is indeed a pretty stellar IPA, but there's nothing particularly wintery, in terms of malt-upsizing, about it. Glad to have finally made its acquaintance, though, certainly.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:35:25 | More by biboergosum
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Version

A: Pours a clear ruby/copper color with a chunky, off-white head, 1.5 inches in height. Has great retention.

S: A good amount of piney hops, smells like a christmas tree almost. Some citrus mixed in, but more pine.

T: Nice wet hop flavor, a very nice combination of pine and some grapefruit citrus. A malt sweetness backs it up.

M/D: Medium bodied, has a sweet finish, not very bitter at all. Overall a very solid IPA, I like the sweet finish even though it is not overly malty.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 02:06:40 | More by mdaschaf
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nkersten

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kind of happy to see this one on the shelf, for some reason I thought it was discontinued.... Pours an orange amber with one finger foamy white head, good retention and lacing. Smell is malty sweetness, pineapple and tropical fruit malts, a bit of pine. Taste is bitter and fruity up front, pale/light malts provide a bit of sugary balance. Mouthfeel is medium body with a medium carbonation, clean but flavorful. This is a very drinkable IPA, not too bitter and not too sweet. One of the IPAs that is actually balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 05:40:28 | More by nkersten
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby amber with a mountain of dense, foamy, pillow-like head that has great retention. The nose is all hops; earthy, piny, spicy. The taste is light bready malt; faint citrus; piny, spicy hops, and a clean bitterness that lingers on the palate after the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and quite smooth.

I love it! Every year I pick up a case. I wish this beer was year round. What a solid, balanced IPA that really does warm you up on cold days.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 15:53:14 | More by tdm168
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socon67

New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 bottle.

A - Orange\amber pour with a beige foam that laces the glass well. Foam pours high and settles fast.

S - Fresh pine, graprefruit, and bitter hops. This is a classic west coast amber that almost makes theleap into an IPA.

T - Tangy citrus fruits is the first flavor that stand out. There are some notes of spice before settling in with some strong bitter notes.

M - Balance on this is incredible and manages to temper the hop profile with some good old west coast malt. This is a joy to drink and while the flavor profile is storn it just seems to be mellow enough to enjoy.

O - Not sure if I'd pick this as my first choice for a Chirstmas beer. However this is a well made beer that I'd like to get more often.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:19:17 | More by socon67
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MrKennedy

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, thanks to mulder1010 for the six pack! Poured into a small tumbler.

Has a light copper appearance with good clarity for the colour. Has a nice light beige, creamy looking head of foam that measured in at a couple of fingers and laced sporadically as it receded.

Strong citrus, fruity smell initially along with pine that changes to grapefruit that stays with it until the end.

Taste is a mix of grapefruit and caramel, the former is by far the most dominant.

Bitterness is a little unusual in that there is plenty early and it is less bitter later on. Creamy feel is interspersed and perhaps detracts from the bitterness at the end. Still quite drinkable.

Very good all round IPA with plenty of grapefruit in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 07:42:22 | More by MrKennedy
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage.

Pours a nice golden color with a fairly decent head and nice lacing. Very pretty beer.

Smells nice and hopy. The malts come out nicely. Unfortunately the smell fades rather quickly.

The taste is quite a bit like the nose. Lots of nice hoppy taste with a fairly smooth and sweet malt backbone. Nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Smooth and clean with nice carbonation.

This one is fairly drinkable. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 01:54:44 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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bbkd3b

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man, I can't believe how long it's been since I've reviewed a beer. What better way to segue my way back into the old routine than something like Celebration Ale?

From the start, I can tell it'll be a satisfying brew. A shimmery, bronze/amber body fills up the glass, forming a beautiful, frothy head at the top. A nice swath of hops strikes the nose from the start - piney, grassy, and some grapefruit undertones. Getting close for that first taste reveals a bready undertone.

A smoothy body slides around the tongue. Very hoppy on the first drink, almost tongue-shocking it's so fresh. The carbonation gives this beer a real creamy character, which compliments the sprucy flavors really well. As it warms, a little more balance seeps into the flavors - some fruity undertones, and a biscuit-malt kind of taste that sneaks in at the end. Unsurprisingly, the beer goes down the tube with a bitter kick and a sort of blink-and-you'll-miss-it warming sensation. Not bad.

While an American IPA isn't exactly my idea of a winter beer, this is a really great brew. Strong flavor, beautiful lacing... I wound't call it well-rounded, but somehow, it doesn't bother me all of that much. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 04:05:15 | More by bbkd3b
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richj1970

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A: Beautiful coppery-red color with two to three fingers of fluffy white head with great retention. Tons of carbonation.

S: Citrus, pine, grass, and lots of hops.

T: Light citrus flavors, but hops really dominate overall. Finishes with a fair amount of bitterness. Nice crisp flavor that refreshes the palette.

M: Thin body. Good amount of carbonation. Bitterness lingers afterwards.

O: A nice IPA that is both affordable and widely available. I will definitely pick some up again next year.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 00:27:02 | More by richj1970
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper color with an off-white head. There's also excellent lacing with this beer. It smells mostly like floral and pine hops, and also a bit of malt and spicyness too. The taste is also mostly grapefruit and floral hops, with a little bit of breadiness. It also has a lasting bitter aftertaste (in a good way). The mouthfeel is slick, with a good body to the beer. The drinkability is good too, it's nice and smooth. I think this is a pretty solid beer, I need to go out and buy some more of this!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 02:15:16 | More by bluejacket74
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minterro

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sixer mixer from Oades

A & S: 3 fingers! of thick foamy off-white (almost yellow) head. Piney hops and spices. A lots bits of bready tones. Specs of lacing all the way down the glass. Clear orange(mostly)-red colored beer.

T & M: great bitterness in the finish. Some biscuit malts in the mid taste. Smooth medium body, low amounts of carbonation bit still some sting. The power of the taste is really back based, not much taste right away. Floral and citrus hops in the start

O: This beer is pretty darn good overall but there is something missing/ that needs to be added to make it special.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 00:35:50 | More by minterro
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly fresh 10/4/11 bottle poured into a tulip. Auburn with a slight haze under a white puffy head. Strong aroma led by citrus and pine along with some hop resin and caramel malts. I can tell this isn't a "bright" IPA as I get more pine than floral. Fresh hops give a strong punch of bitterness to the taste buds, but sweetness does come around from the caramel malts. No problem with abv although the hops are enough to burn me out- I couldn't drink this all night.

This isn't a traditional winter beer, but it makes a lot of sense to sell a harvest ale in November. It's always been one of my favorites, and there is a warm & fuzzy feeling when I see these bottles in the stores or in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 15:24:15 | More by coachdonovan
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:37:03 | More by eric5bellies
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PartyHatjo

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've tried this both in the bottle and on tap, but I prefer the draught version. The head didn't last particularly long, but I didn't particularly care as this beer wasn't undelicious. The hop aroma is groin-grabbingly transcendent and being a hophead, I can't get enough of it. The bitterness is present but is balanced nicely with the malts. I love cascades (who doesn't?) and the citrusy characteristic of them is strong, and it helps to mask any alcohol flavor. Definitely the best IPA I've had that I didn't make myself...

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2004 21:52:58 | More by PartyHatjo
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joshwlt

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed this more as a "winter warmer". 06 vintage tasted next to an 06 vintage of Anchor's winter warmer - Our special ale.

Celebration pours a hazy orange-amber color. After some vigorous shaking of the bottle a sticky one inch off-white head lasts and leaves its trail. Smells of malt sweetness (some sugary fruit (apple) and caramel), slightly boozy peppery spice, and a light grapefruit and even slighter soapy hop presence still lingers; likely subdued over two years of aging. An effervescent, tasty, ever-present, lingering, spicy hop profile hits the palate first, though certainly not overwhelming. No real bitterness just a spiciness that is tamer than your average pale ale, but is fun and warming. I was expecting some heavy malt; but really just a light, almost fruity sweetness exists -- notes of juicy apple, and toffee. This beer is not overly complex only a few dominant flavors exist, but it is fun and fits the winter warmer style nicely. Easy to drink, no alcohol is recognized on the palate, and no off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 09:08:57 | More by joshwlt
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, tawny orange color with a very large, fluffy, foamy, sticky, light yet full, white head. Very good retention with a nice lacing left.

S - Nice mix of hops and malt. Floral and slightly citrus hops along with a slight spicy hop, also some other spiciness along with citrus rind. Malt has a caramel and amber aroma, and some breadiness.

T - Just like the nose, a good balance of hops and malt. Fairly bitter taste. Floral and spicy hops with just a touch of citrus. Sweet caramel malt with an amber/red taste. Leafy bitterness on the finish as well as a touch of mineral. A touch of spiciness persist throughout.

M - Lighter side of medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Sticky with a definite drying finish.

D - Pretty drinkable beer. bitterness and dryness may end up being a bit much. Sweet and stickiness also hurts it a bit. That said, I had no problem finishing a bomber of it.

Notes: Typically I think of IPAs reminding me of summer/heat, but this did a great job as a winter ale. Sweet malt and bitter hops pretty well balanced, but bitterness outweighs the sweetness. Reminded me of a mix of an IPA and a Red/Amber Ale. Another nice, affordable option from Sierra Nevada. Pick one up for the winter.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 03:39:25 | More by FreshHawk
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ibbjamin

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Celebration - I'm about at the end of my first 6pack of 12oz bottles of the season and I've had a pint at my local watering hole. For some reason, this is the first year I've had this one. After having a few, I'm damn ready to write a review. I pour this one into a standard pint glass.

Half inch of off white, loosely packed head. Rather cloudy and dark orange in color. Good lacing and a nice layer of head retention. A slow and constant stream of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

A wet hoppy nose with pine and citurs mainly, but still leaning on the balanced side.

The taste, like the nose, is of dripping wet hops. I seem to have liked the first couple the most and thought they were the most hoppy. The taste has grown to be more fatigued from my perspective and definitely leans more on the balanced side with the caramel malts coming through more and more.

Heavy carbonation in the mouth gives it a prickly character. This one is on the lighter side of medium body and has a crisp finish with a balanced aftertaste.

No problem putting this one back at all. I think there are other hoppy offerings I prefer to the 2010 Celebration, but this certainly was a welcomed change of pace and I'll surely be checking it next year again. Solid B+ beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 07:22:44 | More by ibbjamin
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gabedivision

New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy burnt orange, 2 finger creamy head that sticks and slimes around the rim of the glass. Piny hop notes on the nose first, citrus hops follow up, brown sugar and caramel notes fill the back bone on this beer. Smells the way a west coast IPA should. Aspriny bitterness on the tongue first, the piny hop presence resinates around the mouth. Medium on the feel, not too intense but def bold, bitter and dry with a boozy red wine finish. Overall; Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale is something to look forward too every winter, no crazy clove or cinnamon beer can beat this one on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 20:06:24 | More by gabedivision
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cudmud

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer has a nice rocky head of two fingers thickness. The head produces nice lacing. The brew is clear and has a nice copper color.

Smell: This beer has awesome hop aromas, and I detect a slight hint of cranberry and oranges in the nose.

Taste: Nice, complex hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: There is a nice level of carbonation in this beer. The liquid component of the beer morphs into thousands of bubbles when it hits the tongue; it's very relaxing and delightful.

Drinkability: Very tasty and thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 01:21:58 | More by cudmud
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zoso493

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. glass into a straight-sided pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy orange-amber color that's difficult to see through. It has a huge four-finger, billowy head that falls all over itself while leaving some thick portions of itself behind on the glass.

Smell: This has a nice aroma of fruity hops up front with a lot of spiciness to found all around. This is one of the spicier IPA's I've had and it seems like the yeast is even apparent in this one.

Taste: As in the smell, the fruity esters are probably the dominant taste in this one. After that, there is a big taste of spices and grains that seems a bit out of place in an IPA. It finishes with a good bittering burst of hops, but this is a pretty bitter beer all around because of the sharper spices.

Mouthfeel: A nice medium-bodied beer with an adequate amount of carbonation . The hops cloy at your palate just a touch.

Drinkability: This is a nice-drinking beer, but it's very bitter which impedes upon the drinkability, for me. I like my bitter beers and IPA's, but I probably wouldn't have more than two of these at a time.

Overall, Celebration Ale is an impressive beer from an always impressive brewery. It's a really nice IPA but the graininess for me is a bit strange for the style. I don't want to sound too harsh, though, as this is a good beer that is definitely deserving of being purchased in a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 07:02:36 | More by zoso493
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xare

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this out into a nice glass - has a very nice caramel color for an IPA - smells exactly like the regular Sierra Nevadas except with touches of citrus. There's definitely a twang when you take a mouthful but the flavor's good and the hops' carbonation doesn't burn inside your mouth.

Overall, it's pretty easy to drink and is simply a jazzed up IPA, good for those of us that like IPAs but wanted something a bit spicier for the holidays. I'll definitely be having a few more of these for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 00:46:53 | More by xare
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Douglas14

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful copper color with incredible clarity and an equally impressive head that leaves thick and abundant lace. The appearance is easily this beer's best aspect. The aroma is immensely and wonderfully of fresh hops! Smells like pine trees. Not a lot of malt comes through in the aroma, which is a minor knock. The taste is similar to the nose. The Celebration is packed with an extremely fresh hop character. It has a lot of pine and some resin characters that make it pretty enjoyable. The only downside is that I don't find anything overly special in the hop/IPA aspect of this beer. It's missing something that I cannot put my finger on. Anyway, wonderful beer overall though. It's definitely much better on tap than in the bottle from my experience.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2008 03:36:35 | More by Douglas14
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, 2010 Celebration. Much anticipation for this brew.

Pours luminescent and clear, with a hue closer to amber than orange, thus making this darker than the standard American IPA. The color looks spot on for a winter IPA, and hints that the malts may be richer than in summer versions of the style. Lacing is crusty and wonderful, and head retention is very good. Overall this just looks wonderful.

The nose is a platter of malt laden with fresh juicy hops. I wouldn't quite say it is bursting with hops, but gets pretty close. Sweet sugary pine and citrus are fairly well balanced, with some bitterness in the nose that plays against the sweet notes well. A touch of pineapple and lemongrass (the latter being slightly astringent) are detected on the sides of the overall aroma.

A full dose of sweetness encrusted hops hits first as this washes through my mouth, and as these flavors wash around a robust and layered malt profile comes underneath bring bring some balance (too much wouldn't be good). The higher bitterness and slightly astringent qualities show up later and in the aftertaste. The entire taste experience moves through layers of sweet, bitter and malty, with hops being the driving force.

Mouthfeel is creamy as only IPAs can be, and on the full side of medium bodied. Carbonation is effective and controlled, and doesn't stray into the soda-like feel that can plague the lesser versions of this style. Drinkability is good, but if some of the astringent notes were removed it would be better. Bitterness isn't the problem here...

Conclusion: This is a very good IPA. That is spoken by someone who rarely seeks out examples of this much over-hyped style. I feel that this style of beer as a place, but that the addition of large amounts of hops to beer is a trend that often masks and detracts from styles that were never meant to be hop-driven in aroma or flavor. I digress. This is an American IPA, and thus it should be all about the big hop profile, which it is. I really enjoy this beer, and think that it still has elements of balance and craftsmanship, which I admire greatly. Sierra Nevada has long been one of the best users of hops in their beer, and this example deserves its reputation.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 01:14:23 | More by allforbetterbeer
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PatYoda

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2005 Version.

I decided to review this because I made a comment in a thread recently about it being overhyped, but realized that I hadn't had the '05 version yet, so I popped this baby open with an open mind - and I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than last years.

The appearance is nearly perfect. Beautiful shade of copper / amber with a great cream colored head that never completely fades. A little bit of lacing and this would have been a 5.0.

The smell smacks you in the face with fresh hops. Citrus rind and floral aromas are in full force. Some caramel malt is there in the background. Alcohol also makes a bit of an appearance, ever so slightly.

The taste is even more unbalanced than the smell would suggest. What little caramel malt there is here does help to keep this beer drinkable (unlike Bigfoot), but other than that, this is unabashedly hoppy. The citrus and earthy floral hops combine and rise to a crescendo of hoppiness toward the end of the sip, when the strong bitterness and pine flavor kicks in as well. Alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract. A tad grainy on the aftertaste due to all the hops, but this is its only real flaw.

While all the hops lend to the illusion of a little harshness in the mouthfeel, the overall feeling is still pretty good. It's medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

I could probably drink two in one night, but that would be my breaking point. Definitely one to pick up next year though.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2006 01:03:14 | More by PatYoda
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cassanoj

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Amber reddish with a beautiful head. Yeasty and leaves a lot of lacing.

First I smell the hops, lovely. Citrus, grapefruit, some hints of pine, and maybe some caramel.

Tastes bittersweet. Some hops, banana, grapefruit, mint, caramel. I taste meat, too...crazy.

The mouthfeel is great. Tingly, bitter, stays on the tongue. It's rich and complex but light and refreshing.

Great brew, really complex. I had a really hard time putting my finger on all its components.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 03:06:16 | More by cassanoj
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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