Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not typically a huge fan of Sierra Nevada brews, but love fresh hop so I figured I'd give this a shot.

Pours darker than you'd think, a terrific mix of orange, red - shaded down 1 octave. Good head, hangs around. Decent lacing, but the remaining head is really the pointman here.

Smells like a pinecone. Straight up. Very earthy - overpowering pine and slight hints of soil. Subtleness of the scent combination really takes your mind to a different place.

Tastes like it smells, like a terrific ale. Plenty of hops, pine, citrus, not overpoweringly bitter, but strong.

M - fresh, delicious. Carbonation at good levels, IPA aftertaste.

O - great beer. If you're an elitist, its worth straying from the craft for this one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite seasonal offerings from Sierra Nevada (or any other brew maker for that matter).

Pours a beautiful amber, clear with a decent amount of carbonation. Put a nose on it and you smell that deep pine and citrus that we have come to know from West Coast I P A. Sweet, but not too floral. The taste is similar to their fantastic Torpedo, yet with a bit more spice.

All in all, it truly compliments the joys of the season. A winner.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This American IPA pours a clear amber color, and it is capped by a thin head of off-white foam that dissipates quickly and provides decent lace. Big citrus and pine aromas and a decent caramel malt nose. Caramel and bready malt sweetness give way to citrusy hop flavors and bitterness. Amazingly smooth and incredibly well-balanced, Celebration ale is medium in both body and carbonation.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,399 ratings