Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,228 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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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, it's that time of year again... Time to celebrate!
I get this beer every year in time for the holidays, and this year is no exception. I got my 6 pack with the seasonal artwork showing a nice cabin in the mountains covered in snow. Then I walked outside into the nice 70 degree December weather.
My house isn't covered in snow, but I like hops any time of year, and this one has "fresh" hops. That's pretty much all I taste. Piney hops with a pretty bitter aftertaste to get you in the mood for time around the Christmas tree. Hopefully I have been a good boy and will see lots of beer under the tree!

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Clear amber-red with a very thin head that laces heavily. A thing of beauty.

S: Piny hops but with a malty-yeasty backbone. A really balanced scent, if such a thing is possible.

T: Caramel malts hit up front, completely unexpected from an IPA. The hops start creeping in after, lots of pine and a hint of citrus. Nice bitter back end without over doing it. Definitely some yeast flavors going on that I can't pin down.

M: The ABV is hidden perfectly. Has a great full body and low carbonation, which really lets the full palate shine.

O: I can't find a fault with this beer. I expect no less from the king of IPAs, Sierra Nevada.. but this just might be their best.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber with an inch of tan head

Piney hops, malt, sugary yeast

Dry hops. Strong malt backbone. Some spiciness, almost peppery with a tart resin finish

Full. Chewy. Smoother and less carbonated than I thought it'd be.

Well balanced. Bitterness lingers long after the sip. As it warmed the malt grew more prevalent; astrigency shifted mostly to the aftertaste. A rich, well balanced IPA with a bockiness perfect for the winter months.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,228 ratings.
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