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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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8,448 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,448
Reviews: 3,217
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 258
Gots: 693 | 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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Photo of CTFalcon
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CTFalcon, Yesterday at 03:18 AM
Photo of dannum
1/5  rDev -76%

dannum, Yesterday at 03:14 AM
Photo of doomXsaloon
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Bottled early Oct, drinking mid Nov... Passed on the early Sept bottles.... Yeah, sadly, missing the fresh hop aroma. Very faint nose. Taste is somewhat muddled... No distinct pine; malty; darker than I recall last year's... Ha always been a hallmark of the season... Perhaps my taste buds have been alpha oil assaulted and I just can't go home again?

doomXsaloon, Yesterday at 03:06 AM
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4.16/5  rDev 0%

blasass, Yesterday at 02:49 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

zachrotc, Yesterday at 02:05 AM
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4.92/5  rDev +18.3%

Wmarks55, Yesterday at 02:01 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mltobin, Yesterday at 01:42 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

thogan4, Yesterday at 12:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

PaleAleSean, Yesterday at 12:31 AM
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4.88/5  rDev +17.3%

bcossar, Yesterday at 12:28 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Desimoaj, Yesterday at 12:21 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

LukeK, Yesterday at 12:11 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Big_V, Saturday at 10:27 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

liverust, Saturday at 10:14 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -15.4%

Sultan-of-Suds, Saturday at 10:11 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bellsisbest, Saturday at 10:09 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Rschimmell, Saturday at 09:10 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mikedogg195, Saturday at 08:39 PM
Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

I grabbed a six pack of this beer as a flier when I was at the grocery last time. I have heard it is good, and I like Sierra Nevada products. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful copper hue with a small, half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Cool packaging for sure. The color is the most impressive part of the presentation.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, and citrus notes are the primary, as is the case with most hop heavy beers. However the hops do not smell overwhelming on this one, which is nice. A slight presence of bread and malts in the background

Taste - Much like the nose, very smooth and well balanced. Malty backbone reinforced with some hoppiness, but not too much. The pine, floral notes are again the big display on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Finishes very clean and smooth, probably one of my favorite parts about this beer. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, hint of hop bitterness on finish.

Overall - This is a good beer. Nothing to write home about, it won't blow your hair back, but it is good. Condor recommended and approved, if for no other reason than it is Sierra Nevada and it is an IPA that isn't insanely hopped.

TheCondor, Saturday at 07:26 PM
Photo of SteveB3014
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SteveB3014, Saturday at 05:58 PM
Photo of Blueapollo420
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

This rating may have been influenced by the fact that when I cracked the beer the bottleneck cracked with it slicing the crap out of my finger

Blueapollo420, Saturday at 12:59 PM
Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Outstanding. Favorite in the Sierra Nevada line up. Winter style but with great hops. It's hard describe but it is really good.

ChadwickHines, Saturday at 11:55 AM
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,448 ratings.