Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
10,382 Ratings
Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 10,382 |  Reviews: 3,514
Photo of Kuongming
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of DuffDaddy
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of skaboom420
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of likethetaste
1.52/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I cannot believe that I differ so much from most others that are reviewing this beer. I picked up a six pack at a Food Lion because i was in the mood for a nice holiday winter beer. I had not actually tried anything yet by Sierra Nevada and this looked like it might be interesting to try.

It poured nice. I large head and good color. But once I smelled it I knew this was probably not going to be a ale for me. Once I tasted it I was very disappointed. This has a very bitter taste. It is almost like drinking burnt rubber.

There is no way I will every get this beer again. As far as for my own taste buds this was just horrible.

 634 characters

Photo of Zehcnas13
1.6/5  rDev -61.4%

Photo of TheOtherMike
1.69/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I just cannot drink this beer. Beer? It seems more like a spiced cider or something - which seems appropriate for the holidays, but still something that I cannot drink. I 've tried twice but there will not be a third try. It is readily available during the holidays.

It's not the worst beer I've ever had - I think that was in Valdez, AK.
Some "Buzzard" brew I think. Thus I did not give this one the lowest scores for taste/smell/drinkability.

 448 characters

Photo of Blue
1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

Photo of Twpsyn
1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

Photo of Wsherry1
1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

Photo of shanegatter
1.88/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Didn't really care for this one

31 characters

Photo of cubsfanshane
1.96/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Iski100
1.96/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Guden
1.97/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- Dark coppery color with a coppery white sticky head that fades to a low layer but sticks around. Looks good but a little bit dark for an IPA.

S- Big grassy pine with a little fruitiness. Not very pleasant.

T- Super strong bitter pine flavor. There's also a little light malt and spicy character. Never had a "fresh hop" beer before but I don't like this one.

M- Dry and high in carbonation. Pretty standard for an IPA but with this flavor it just fills my whole mouth in a way I don't like.

D- Bleh. Don't want any more. A one dimensional IPA with that dimension being one I don't like. Made my stomach hurt too, won't be coming back to this one.

 653 characters

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of jferrara35
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of greenhorn
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of jheberle
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of spatula212
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of Insanity55
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of udfan07
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of Obsidian
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of Yoopermk
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of IPAbastard760
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,382 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.