Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fresh Hop Ale; no spices.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,100
Reviews:
3,561
Ratings:
10,546
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
397
Gots:
2,135
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,546 |  Reviews: 3,561
Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docgabe38
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmoore9363
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Willyisanimrod
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texter
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, great

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Photo of tjhuot
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevepat
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very old school deep orange/amber for an IPA. Nice off white head with great retention and great carbonation.
Smell is brightly piney with light citrus notes and a pleasant crackery sweetness. Again showing a very old school bent compared to the tropical fruit salad of modern american IPAs.
Taste is pleasantly balanced between sharply bitter pine hops and rich bready malt. Reminiscent of a hoppy amber or red ale. The sweet/bitter flavor dance plays out well across the whole flavor.
Mouthfeel is nicely crisp with an adequate body. This is definitely a classic crisp IPA.
This is a classic and an old favorite of mine but I do feel like it's showing its age. Not so exciting as it once was and certainly not the best fresh hop beer available anymore. A nice yearly treat none the less though.

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Photo of GloryConway
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmc65267
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Based off the look i was very excited about this ipa but the taste was a slight let down. It's not bursting with flavor it is pretty mild, still enjoyable, but not what i was expecting. Given the opportunity i would drink it again but would first check my other options.

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Photo of NDVikings
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhops217
2.42/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I haven’t ever tried an ipa before this and wasnt convinced with this guy. The reviews are high on this, so I don’t know if I grabbed a bad one. It came off really bitter and tasted like paint with a bad after taste. Maybe just my palate. Glad people can enjoy it, just wasn’t me.

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Photo of TonyBaloney
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Consistently awesome seasonal - beautifully balanced IPA. This beer will stand the test of time and trends.

You never have to worry about a bad bottle, because it is only around a short while.

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Photo of nosho
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

i don't know about nose, finish, or notes but my feeling is that this is a confused ale, in general. i like specific things, particularly body and color - but the flavor, based on those two aspects which elevatec my expectations, was surprisingly bland. to my palate, i expected a little more tang (fruit forward?) and on the tongue, more zip. on the other hand, it accompanies and complements a meal rather well so i will buy more of it.

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinceMig
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iguanodon
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours clear copper with a small tan head, good retention. Steady fine carbonation from the bottom of the glass. Aroma: not much, I just can’t get much more than malt and a hint of citrus. Maybe my smell sensor is in need of calibration. Taste is roasted malt and citrus, with some pine. Bitter finish. Good but not great.

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Photo of jbu0126
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lsudduth
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dkloubec
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFCarr
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dleurf
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rseanchardy
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fresh hops make a difference. Sweet and bold hops smooth and tasty.

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Photo of Heftklammer
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,546 ratings