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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this little jack in the box ale that pops up each winter about the time everyone is rushing around buying stuff on black Friday. Very hoppy on the nose approach, and it fulfills the promise on the bitter hop aftertaste, mixed with a little spice, but nothing heavy like the spruce or pumpkin ales I make in my buckets for the season.

Smooth, slightly malt, less attenuated than many IPAs now. Don't know that hops, but would venture Citra. I could wiki it, but that would be cheating. However I encourage you to look it up. The hops are kind of cheesy, but in a good way, like licking your fingers after that brand of corn chips w/ cheese everyone seems to enjoy.

Excellent to mix with stouts for your spur of the moment, home made Black and Tans.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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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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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into a snifter. The pour is deep orange with a big, firm white head. The aroma is sharp pine. The beer is a very nice mix of pine and citrus, lIngering citrus on the finish. A very easy drinking IPA, good carbonation. A very well made IPA, deserves all the hype it recieves.

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed both a 2015 and 2016 bottle. Found a few 15s in the back of Grandma's beer fridge that I brought last year. They held up well. It's taken on a sweet malt and fruity quality. The 16 has that classic pungent pine bite. Building bitterness that coats the mouth. Underlying peach and orange rind. Good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,232 ratings.
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