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
10,467 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:
#2,966
Reviews:
3,534
Ratings:
10,467
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
401
Gots:
2,092
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,467 |  Reviews: 3,534
Photo of jripley97
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrackerjackNY
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of y2kawakami
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks amber/honey colored with a creamy head. Nice lacing in Spieglau IPA glass. Smells like pine cone, tangerine, buttered biscuit. Tastes piney,tropical, earthy. Feels sharp and almost dry. (Which is good), who wants oily,viscous IPAs. Overall this is a solid beer as always. (I used to believe there was actually some cinnamon, nutmeg) This is a fantastic fresh hopped ale which I am surprised I never rated-

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Photo of O-Meg
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PMakowski
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - dark amber color, massive foam head with lots of lacing on glass
Smell - dank hops, very earthy and fresh. A little pine and a little fruit. Can pick up some of the malt sweetness as well.
Taste - It's just a very good IPA. It has the typical hop to malt ratio that balances it out real nice. The hops taste super fresh, not all that bitter but it's certainly going to be bitter with the amount of hops they added. It's medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. I love this beer with my Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, it's not too heavy that it fills me up but it's smooth and adds some different flavor to the meal.

Overall, this is a very hoppy beer. If you don't like it, you probably don't like the taste of hops. I love this beer and to me it's hard to beat this time of year. Grade is an A+

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Photo of Unclevince
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Wonderful example of what an IPA should be

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Photo of NJM
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kb024
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They should replace hazy little thing with this year round.

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Photo of BarryPrice
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerjin
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

talk about solid. you see that logo you know it's worth checking out. a tad over a month old, dumped into a pint glass a deep clear copper color with a nice foamy head, tons of lacing. nose is a ton of sweet caramel malts and piney/grapefruit hops. nothing else needed there. taste follows, earthy, piney and slightly citrus hops with a good sweet malt base. medium bodied with a lasting hopiness. i'm two deep in the past 45 minutes, but hey it was affordable.

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Photo of SABERG
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle 10/02/18 into the test pint glass.
A - Deep copper color, wonderful clarity, active carbonation, a pillow of off white resides topside
S - Sweet malt, surrounded by earthy hops, some hints of caramel, and white pepper.
T - Follows the aromatics to perfection.
M - Wonderful feel, just bossy enough without being overwhelming. Semi sweet start, malt waves ridden by fresh hops. Finish is dryer and delightful.
O - I appreciate the annual offering , this fresh is outstanding.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe the hops just weren't as good this year, but here's another green/wet hop beer that disappointed me a little bit. Decidedly earthy and malty like an amber, it simply lacks pop. slightly musty like an old beer, but this is fresh. Doing get me wrong...It is still a pretty solid beer. It just isn't special. On the other hand, I'll still buy it next year.

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Photo of ACzech
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuddyPal
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the first whiff and sip, I liked this beer. I bought a case with only BA reviews to guide me in my purchase. I knew it was a score, though, because, Sierra Nevada. A very pleasant beer to imbibe, indeed.

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Photo of Nitty703
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cdriver0414
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is an exceptional value as well as flavor. It has all the qualities of a great ipa with a winter warmth. Very enjoyable and the price is unbeatable.

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Photo of waterwaywilly
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SN excels at making IPAs, and one would be hard-pressed to find a better one than Celebration at any price. When you factor in price, nothing comes close to Celebration!

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

Photo of eleimbach
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,467 ratings