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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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8,943 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,943
Reviews: 3,261
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 278
Gots: 936 | 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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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a heavily carbonated amber that is fairly clear and clean for an IPA. Half-finger white head that sticks around a bit. Pretty good amount of lacing.

Aroma: Pine, orange peel, citrus, hops.

Taste: The dominant flavors here are pine and orange peel. Tasty IPA with nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel: A tiny bit on the thin side for an IPA, but not in a problematic way.

Overall: I don't get what's "Christmas"-ish about this beer, but it is a fine IPA. Had it with some BBQ tofu, mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Good "with dinner" beer.

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4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Aroma is of orange peel and pine. Piured from a bottle...nice quarter inch of tan head. Robust grapefruit and resin taste is balanced with medium toast malt (caramel). Fresh lingering aftertaste in the back. mouthfeel is substantial but not thick. This beer is a Christmastime treat! (especially for hop heads)

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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Lacking aroma hops for me. Overly bitter without any floral or citrus aromas to even it out

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1/5  rDev -76%

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3.74/5  rDev -10.1%

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,943 ratings.