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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

7,601 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,601
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001)
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1BadblueSS

New York

1/5  rDev -76%

11-29-2012 21:36:12 | More by 1BadblueSS
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Prime16

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect holiday beer. Very well balanced, not overly spiced and very drinkable. More malty than hoppy, this is better than past Celebrations I've had in the past. Slightly sweet and caramel. Great body.
Rich copper, with a thick, Cream-colored head.
Citrus up front, with pine following.
Easy to see why they release this brew during the holiday season - its rich flavors are perfect for this time of year.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 15:41:07 | More by Prime16
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aksimpson222

Ohio

2/5  rDev -51.9%

11-29-2012 06:41:53 | More by aksimpson222
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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11-29-2012 06:35:36 | More by
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a Maudite tulip

Celebration pours a ruby/golden color with about a 1 1/2 finger head. Great lacing all the way down on this one as well. Grapefruit nose with some malt on end. It's all malty sweetness up front then the bitterness comes in. It's very easy drinking and a great beer all around. This beer reminds you why Sierra Nevada is the granddaddy of craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 06:30:13 | More by Thedaver4220
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-29-2012 05:07:41 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-29-2012 03:39:29 | More by creepinjeeper
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-29-2012 03:15:45 | More by 2neardead
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-29-2012 00:44:34 | More by Tiburon
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2012 22:35:33 | More by Hopmarc
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JennieKoeper


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2012 21:10:12 | More by JennieKoeper
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tokyoakazukin

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2012 18:22:36 | More by tokyoakazukin
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 15:06:10 | More by roblund
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 13:12:34 | More by InspectorBob
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 06:58:24 | More by Rudy
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Pando

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2012 04:00:07 | More by Pando
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HANGOVER


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2012 03:41:12 | More by HANGOVER
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-28-2012 03:13:15 | More by reitzbrewing
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Edition

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and moderate amounts of small yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a two finger tall light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering most of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there is a decent amount of malts (with a very light amount of caramel notes) but the main flavor in this beer is that of the citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter notes of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and very well balanced - the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malts are really in harmony. Very enjoyable and one I look forward to each holiday season. Definitely sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:40:22 | More by dbrauneis
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2012 02:14:53 | More by wyatt13
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours out a cloudy amber in color. There were particles on the bottom and yeast in the bottom of the bottle like a typical Sierra Nevada brew. Three fingers of a straw colored head. There was good retention and draping lacing.

S: Piney and grassy.

T: Pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and grass. A nice malt backbone gives it great balance.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. It is a little bit oily but is very crisp and refreshing.

O: A truly great beer. It kicks like a real IPA, but is super refreshing to make it a good session beer. It also seems to have a bigger malt character which isn't as prominent in other Sierra Nevada brews.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:01:45 | More by mpedara429
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-28-2012 00:43:33 | More by BigTrubble
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BobDag30

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-28-2012 00:11:09 | More by BobDag30
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2012 00:05:02 | More by Bighorn
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rolive

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-27-2012 20:11:44 | More by rolive
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 7,601 ratings.