Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
10,219 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale
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
Ratings:
10,219
Reviews:
3,467
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
376
Gots:
1,946
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,219 |  Reviews: 3,467
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of LI_PO12
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Into Pint

Appearance- Clear, copper, nice head retention

Aroma- Pine, citrus, spicy, floral notes, some malt in the backbone

Flavor- Fresh pine, good firm bitterness, citrus, awesome lingering hoppyness after each sip

Mouthfeel- Medium, higher side of carbonation

Overall- Had this last year first time reviewing this years, and its awesome. One of my favorite holiday season beers. Just so fresh with hops, definately worth trying if not more than that.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Yancey82
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a huge white head into a masonry jar with super cool texture.... peachy-orange in color
lots of hop aroma, but kind of bland in smell from this mason jar. lots of hop taste. easy to drink, very smooth, medium bitterness. clingy suds on the side of the glass. generic, but decent; sessionable (?) if you're a hop drinker. otherwise, another notch on the BA list, but worthy of decent marks regardless of commerciality.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dougfur
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a really beautiful, bright orange color, clear and a nice head on top. Great looking beer!

Smell is nice herbal hops; a bit of citrus, a bit of pine... Solid smell, but not huge. The taste is really crisp, refreshing and balanced, but the hops are right there and very nice! Mouthfeel is good. Overall, a very impressive IPA for being so easy to get! I'd drink this anytime!

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of wrycon
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful orangish, golden hue. Smells like a truckload of floral hops underpinned by a solid maltiness. Tastes fantastic - malt backbone buoyed skyward by, well, a truckload of floral hops. The flavor hits early and lingers, taking you to the end in a blissful state. The bitterness slowly coats the tongue, but the sweetness sticks around to balance the flavor, leaving you wanting another sip / gulp.

Like it? Of course. This is a fantastic beer.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed several of these this Winter and decided to finally review it.
Poured a very nice hazy copper into a brandy snifter.
Nice malt forward followed by a well balanced hop finish. Thoroughly enjoyable alternative to aggressive hop forward ales.
Had two before I knew it and could easily go for another.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DougB19
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,219 ratings.
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