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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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8,953 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,953
Reviews: 3,261
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 277
Gots: 946 | 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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Serving: 16 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass (2014 release).

Appearance: Slightly hazy, bright gold amber. Pours a gorgeous rocky off white head that leaves dense, intricate lace.

Smell: Clean citrus rind, pine and herbaceous hops along with lightly toasty malts.

Taste: Caramel malt, grapefruit rind, earthy and herbal (mint) hops - all so well integrated. Healthy bitterness with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and crisp carbonation.

Overall: Boldly hoppy and bitter while still very drinkable. A favorite year after year - definitely a desert island pick.

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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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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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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,953 ratings.