Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
10,425 Ratings
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:
#1,586
Reviews:
3,524
Ratings:
10,425
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
390
Gots:
2,069
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 10,425 |  Reviews: 3,524
Photo of Tlock
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jyoung538
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Christmas, piney

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CCUChants2016
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber complexion, smooth hoppy flavor and aroma.

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Photo of bubbler
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. A red IPA and when fresh, a taste bud tingling sensation overload. Piney and hoppy and fruity but also backed by a caramel malt foundation that brings out visions of Christmas hearths and pine trees and sweets. Perhaps my favorite beer by Sierra Nevada and my excuse to drink IPAs during the holidays!

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckles21
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blevinsaj
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It had a weird skunky smell, not sure if it is actually how the beer smells or just something wrong with that particular bottle. The taste was pretty good but the smell was overwhelming.

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Photo of Ceezer
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAQuester
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schlitz74
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good beer for the style.

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Photo of Zbrewer80
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Radarryder
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite beer. I wish it wasn't a seasonal, but maybe that is one of the reasons I appreciate it so much. Every year around Thanksgiving I start looking for this to show up at the liquor section at Hyvee. I was also fortunate to drink it on tap this year at one of my favorite alehouses. Wow...nothing better. Rich in dark amber color, Perfect blend of 3 different hops, and an amazing balance of bitter pine, citrus, and caramel toasted malt will satisfy any fan of a true American IPA. the only downside is that when it is gone...it is gone for about 10 months...that makes me sad!

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davisrs
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada's Fresh Hop IPA was surprisingly smooth and citrusy with slight pine throughout the palate. I had this at a restaurant.
This gives a 2 finger head.
The color is a medium cloudy straw, because some yeast is left in the bottle.
The aroma is a slight piney citrus.
The taste is a distinct citrus crispness with light notes of ptne. Bitterness is moderate toward the middle to back of the palate with a hint of malt which offers a smooth finish. I just find this to be one of the best palate cleansing, refreshing beverage any time of the year.

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Nass
3.11/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

NO SPICES in this one. They could have fooled me. This is quite bold tasting. I am not too keen on this one. It's okay but just not for me. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,425 ratings