Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,232 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%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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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  rDev -3.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with off-white head that lingers well in snifter. Tons of sticky lacing.

Smell of pine and citrus. Hints of alcohol and spices. Little bit of funk and floral too, if that's possible.

Taste is sweet malts, pine and grapefruit. Good bitterness that lingers on the palate. Nice balance.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

Overall this is excellent. Will look for this every year.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Beer is a hazy amber colour with a large white head on top. Good retention and lacing.

Scent consists of a fresh hoppy scent, grassy and some pine. Some citrus scents as well, slight grapefruit. A bit of toasty malt.

Taste is similar to the nose. Grassy, herbal and pine focused hops, with some grapefruit in the back. Some toasted caramel malt providing a backbone. Finish contains a clean hoppy flavour.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, a good beer, though it doesn't strike me as as good as the reviews suggest. Certainly nice to drink, however,

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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 10,232 ratings.
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