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:
#3,022
Reviews:
3,553
Ratings:
10,512
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
398
Gots:
2,115
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,512 |  Reviews: 3,553
Photo of Geometro
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Draft pints. It's always on tap at restaurants in town this time of year.
Pours a dark amber with two fingers of creamy head. Full curtains of lacing.
Faint piney scent along with bread and caramel notes.
Well balanced hop and malt flavors. Pine, pepper, and citrus in the background. Very faint spice.
Full smooth feel, enduring head and carbonation, slightly sweet finish.
Glad to see this in wide distribution and I enjoy having a few each year, but I'm not buying six packs.

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thick 2 finger head.Color is dark rusty orange. Some wonderful intricate lacing all around.

S: Citrus, grassy, oily hops. Grapefruit, bready.

T: Grassy hop forward starts off with good bitterness, then the malt comes in and tangos with the hops until the hops ends on a mellow long note. Lovely balance, well restrained.

O: Nice IPA for the season. Flavorful, well balance. Solid.

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Photo of jtwhicker
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Teddy711
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic IPA, great price. Highly recommended

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Photo of ckval1972
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Superb IPA with a unique and delightfully malty hoppy taste. I'd be hard pressed to point to a better winter IPA - and at $13 a 12 pack at Total Wine - there is no better deal. In an ever widening sea of great IPAs - Sierra Nevada still stands out on quality and value.

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Photo of Holden
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ebauman7
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Pilsnerlover7
2.26/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Too bitter without being compensated by interesting aromatics or malty goodness. I have liked this beer in previous incarnations, but this years iteration just didn’t cut it.

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Photo of onewayboogie
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keithmurray
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - crimson body with beige head

Smell - pine, citrus: grapefruit, caramel

Taste -citrus, headlined by grapefruit, pine, caramel

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, citrus upfront, piney/bitter hops at the back end

Overall - nice IPA here, well done & worth a try

Price Point - $1.99/12 oz single

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I look forward to this beer every year and it never disappoints. Outstanding creamy head with great lacing. Nose is a little light this year but great hop forward flavor and resinous finish.

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

Picked-up a twelve pack of bottles at Bradford's in Plymouth for about sixteen dollars. A fan of Sierra Nevada, but don't typically seek it out, with so many good brews in NE. I have had this beer before, but never reviewed it. Solid brew, unique taste.

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

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I always look forward to the Celebration release, and this year's release lived up to my anticipation, and some. Maybe it is a little better than previous years, or my anticipation has enhanced my enjoyment of this years.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good one folks and if you've never had it, get some. Has a little bit of many things going on. Malty, hoppy, slightly sweet with a little spice but nowhere near as spicy as some other holiday brews. I always buy some extra to crack open in the Spring.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Slightly hazy, rich amber color. Thick, slightly off-white head with very good retention and excellent lacing.

S---Pine & citrus, as advertised. Not very strong, but they hit what they aimed for.

T---A touch of dankness. Rich with pine & fruit (orange & grapefruit). A bit of resin as well.

F---A little sticky. Full mouthfeel. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Full carbonation leads to a creamy feel.

O---Excellent beer. Can't believe I've never had this one before. Hopefully, there's some more at my shop so I don't have to wait until next year.

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Photo of jripley97
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of y2kawakami
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,512 ratings