Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
10,220 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:
10,220
Reviews:
3,467
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
376
Gots:
1,946
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,220 |  Reviews: 3,467
Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mf86
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My most anticipated season brew. This beer defines IPA for me. 12oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Hoppy, balanced, and bitter. Yummy. In my top 10.

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Photo of SamuelD3
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - light brown/amber with a nice light tan head that sticks around - nice amount of lacing.
S - citrus, pine, malt
T- citrus and pine mixed with a smooth and sweet malt backbone - finishes with a nice hop bite. Very clean and pure tasting.
F - full body with medium carbonation - very smooth
O - A very solid winter IPA. Nice citrus and pine notes with a malt backbone.

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Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Easton70
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I bought a 6-pack of this in Trader Joes in Bellingham. It was a month before Christmas and I wanted some US beers for the festive season so I was sold on this beer's snowy label. As a result, I was expecting a spicey, sweet ale but it's not. To that extent, I was initially disappointed when I tried it one evening with other winter beers but, take Christmas out of the equation and this is an amazing beer.

Firstly, that head lasts forever and I love constant lacing on the glass u till the last mouthful. It's darker than most IPAs and that's the only element that fits Christmas.

I found the aroma lacking but I've been suffering from a nagging cold so it's perhaps that.

The taste is full and the mouthfeel is great. The bitterness really hits you in the finish but you expect that with a fresh hopped IPA.

Bottom line; this is a great great beer regardless of the time of year. I may keep one to see how it ages; whether the bitterness fails over time or the caramel notes improve.....: who knows.

Definately worth a try.

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

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

Photo of Ankylosaurus
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This will please your tastebuds to no end. .. at least, that is my opinion . The look is rather pleasing as well. Although I am new to this site I am thinking the bottle is incorporated into the "Look" score? Oh well.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Simply outstanding in every category.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jeffmck09
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark murky copper color body with an off white, frothy tan head. Its apperance reminds me of autumn.
Smell is very mild malt and citrus hops.
Taste is a great mouthful of piney hopes with pops of flavor from citrus tropical fruits. Followed by that light malt bready backbone that i always detect in SN brews. Body is well balanced and full. Med to high carbonation makes this easy to drink.

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

Photo of PMarcy78
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,220 ratings.
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