Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale
BA SCORE
4.15/5
10,238 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
Ranking:
#1,402
Reviews:
3,468
Ratings:
10,238
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
1,965
Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a copper color with a large 1.5 finger head that lingers for quite some time. Somewhat hazy and not a ton of bubbles rising to the surface. Either way looks tasty.

S- Quite big on citrus, most notably grapefruit with some other citrusy sweetness. Slight pine and earthiness as well. Smells refreshing.

T- The complexity of it takes you by surprise. Starts out quite citrusy and sweet and the hop bitterness bites back with some abruptness. The pine takes over at the end with a considerable bitterness as well, although not as bitter as I expected it to be. Also, while the malt is subtle it is present. Again, very refreshing, and the alcohol is not present at all.

M- Well-carbonated and even a bit spritz-like. Body is relatively light. Goes down quite smooth.

O- While the smell is somewhat underwhelming, the taste is much more intense and pleasing in my opinion. For 65 IBUs, very drinkable. If you aren't keen on IPAs, this one probably won't change your mind, but it's a really solid offering and it should be a must try for all those that do go for IPAs. Great beer.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,238 ratings
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