Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,218 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 350ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. 2013 vintage. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. Described as a seasonal fresh-hop ale, this is a classic that I've been waiting to try.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy reddish-amber hue with visible sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a while before slowly reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hints of pine resin, weed, subtle citrus peel, earthy yeast and mild stewed hops. A bit like SNPA on steroids.

Tastes of intense aromatic hops and caramel malt, with a stinging bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, citrus peel, stewed hops, sweet caramel and earthy yeast. Possesses a strident, spicy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Quite astringent, followed by an aftertaste of pine, bitter aromatic hops and caramel malt.

Rather nice, if not the paradigm shift I was hoping for. Looks great, and the aroma is well balanced. The flavour is OK though the pine-laden hop character lacks depth. Decent body. A characterful brew that goes down all too easily. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - incredible brownish reddish color with a great white head lacing.
Smell - floral piney hop smell
Taste - well balanced with a good floral piney citrus hop taste.
Feel - medium body with lots of carbonation.
Overall - hard to say if I like this or the torpedo better. Both incredible beers.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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 10,218 ratings.
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