Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,224 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is 2013 edition..
Pours a brown gold straw color , nice head with abundant lacing.
Citrus , grass and white spice aromas
Medium body with enough carbonation. Balance bitterness along with hops and the malts working together .
The hops are more full bodied this time. Its a bold ipa.
Overall, its a brew that people can't wait to get and is always well made.
Thanks Sierra for this seasonal and that its a fresh hop ale .

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

A- Pours an amberish-orange color, big white head.
S-Bursts with pine and citrus hops
T- Pine hops dominate, citrus follows, malt sweetness to balance out the finish
M- Medium body, medium carbonation, a bit oily due to the hops, but finishes crisp and refreshing
O- Sierra Nevada is world-class for a reason, their beers are always fantastic, simple as that. I love this seasonal offering, big bold piney hops. It offers something a little bit different during a season flooding in sweet and spicy ales.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy copper color with medium head. Some foam retention.

S-Not much going on but my sense of smell isn't the greatest.

T-Great hoppy taste all the way through. Grapefruit and pine tasting.

M-Perfect carbonation with the hops. Stays with you through finish.

Overall-One of my favorite IPAs. Big hop flavor right away that sticks around. I tend to see it in December-January for about $15 a 12-pack.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,224 ratings.
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