Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
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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:
#3,024
Reviews:
3,553
Ratings:
10,514
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
398
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2,115
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,514 |  Reviews: 3,553
Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of drh88
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/4/18. Pours a somewhat hazy amber with a tightly packed white head. Subdued grapefruit and lots of pine on the nose, definitely a strong hop presence. Super clean hop-forward taste, lots of pine and a slightly fruity aftertaste. Medium-bodied, good amount of carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. A solid IPA that I wish I bought two months ago!

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Photo of Maestro0708
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color with a white head with decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Smells of bready malt and floral, citrusy hops. Citrusy, floral hops lead the way with lots of grapefruit flavor. A bit of sweetness in the strong malt backbone is overshadowed by the firm bitterness. Medium bodied.

This is an exceptional IPA that I look forward to every season.

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Photo of Diura
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 2market
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It not bad, the SN Torpedo is better

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Photo of jguzman718
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of George1005
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber color with a nice 2 finger foam head with a mildly stubborn lace noted. It has a beautiful hoppy aroma, filled with fruit and bread wrapped up in slight piney scent. It tastes even better. It has an incredible hop taste-bready with fruit and pine throughout-that has a slight burn on the roof of my mouth. Having this brewed just once a year makes it a true "Celebration" to have, but if Sierra Nevada wished to brew it year-round, I would gladly buy it VERY often. Yet another phenomenal hop-filled offering from Sierra Nevada!

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Photo of Sauced4life
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Crisp IPA. Pours reddish amber with good white head. Smells of fruit and pine. Tastes of cirus with good mouthfeel. Very drinkable beer despite being not my style.

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

My absolute favorite winter seasonal. I look forward to this one every year. Copper pour with thick foam. Strong hoppy aroma. Very flavorful. Has a slight malty balance with a bitter finish. Perfect on a crisp Christmas morning.

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Photo of NedFredHead
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piney and citrusy.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of beersampler6
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clean, crisp IPA that pours a nice amber color with decent fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of nice fruity and piney hops. Tastes of fairly juicy fruit - orange, pineapple, lemon - as well as fainter piney hops, caramel, bread and a great malt backbone. Clean smooth thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. A nice, easy to drink IPA but not that exciting - and that makes it a little disappointing considering the other reviews here.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of lrend13
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbuitron
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Delicious is the best way for me to describe this beer.

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Photo of KS_Augsburg
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just another brilliant example of Sierra Nevada. Their beers are, in my opinion, are particularly clean. So much there to enjoy, nothing there which would distract. Pours a beautiful amber color, a bit unusual for the typical IPA. The hop aroma is very front and center, citrus and pine, a mild yet assured bitterness, At 6.8 ABV this is definitely higher in alcohol, but you won't even notice while drinking. Perfect balance between hop and malt. The fresh hop character is beautiful, it appears I fall in love with everything from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of wcampbell69
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful copper color with a three finger tan frothy head. The head lingered and dissipated to a nice film that remained. Heavy lacing was present. Aroma is light and fresh piney citrus. Balanced malt and hop flavor with a bit of pepper and citrus mixed in. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall, a very good IPA.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,514 ratings