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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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8,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,496
Reviews: 3,220
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 263
Gots: 711 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ktdid1856, Monday at 12:56 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -10.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

rEBELlION, Monday at 12:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JasonHaviland, Sunday at 11:47 PM
Photo of Beric
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 22 November 2014

Appearance: Pours a nice copper red color with a soapy one finger white head. Looks awesome. Leaves great lacing.

Smell: My biggest take from the smell is how clean it is- the smell is just nice crisp citrus hoppiness without being too overpowering on a similarly crisp and clean maltiness.

Taste: I finally understand why people go nuts for this IPA. It's truly quite world class, easily one of the best I've had. The biggest impression I get from this beer is how balanced it is for the style- everything compliments each other. The malts provide a nice core to the beer and enough sweetness to balance out the hops, while the hops provide a strong assertion of bitter citrus fruit and some herbal spiciness. Really marvelous.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with good carbonation. I'd like to see the carbonation turned down half a notch in this one. This beer on cask would be godly.

Overall: An incredible beer, and one that I intend on drinking much more of before the holiday season is up. World class. Highly recommended.

Beric, Sunday at 11:39 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

MarkDeming, Sunday at 11:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

jebrew, Sunday at 07:22 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into the Spiegelau... 3 fingers of pure white head (might be the glass), big chunky bubbles, deep amber (almost like a cider). Big and bitter on the nose... bit of pine. So drinkable, nice pine and balanced bitterness. Good malt backbone, too. Clean, medium mouthfeel... not the 'conventional' SN mouthfeel. This is a damn nice treat, and departure from the norm. Looking forward to trying more fresh hop styles.

Mikus, Sunday at 06:05 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bottled 9/26/14
perfect pour with inch of head, lasting lacing.
slightly hazy, orange color.
surprisingly little aroma for fresh-hopped, unfortunately.
balanced mouthfeel, solid bitterness.
bitter piney aftertaste.
overall a great ale as in past years, just surprised it's a bit weak up front.

Scilib, Sunday at 05:35 PM
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Ironcity87, Sunday at 03:18 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CTFalcon, Sunday at 03:18 AM
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,496 ratings.