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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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8,951 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,951
Reviews: 3,261
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 277
Gots: 945 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: It's a nice darker amber that lets just enough light through to see how cloudy it is. Surprisingly little head on this, with a moderate pour. The next one will get poured more aggressively... Lacing on this one is thick and refuses to disappear.

Smell: Sharp, citrusy, piney hops. Nice.

Taste: I think I've died. This must be the afterlife. As echoed by many others here, this one isn't very balanced, but great nonetheless. The hops cut through everything else, but a spicy maltiness is present as well as some grapefruit citrus. Adult candy.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body with a smoothness that's top-notch.

Overall: Wow... I've seen this beer hyped in the forum so I had to try it. No disappointment here. It might be in my top three favorites now. I'll have to see how I feel after the next five of them. My guess is fantastic. (Note: I am a hophead. If you are not, you won't like it as much.) Getcha some!

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Celebration Ale is my favorite winter IPA. You know its the winter season as soon as you see it on the shelf.

It pours copper always with a massive head. It smells like pine needles with a hint of citrus. It tastes like caramelized malts (on the sweeter side) and a bitter fruit. The mouthfeel lingers as is not as smooth as I would prefer. Overall, one of the best American IPA's for the holidays.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,951 ratings.