Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,231 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Edition

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and moderate amounts of small yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a two finger tall light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering most of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there is a decent amount of malts (with a very light amount of caramel notes) but the main flavor in this beer is that of the citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter notes of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and very well balanced - the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malts are really in harmony. Very enjoyable and one I look forward to each holiday season. Definitely sessionable.

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

A: It pours out a cloudy amber in color. There were particles on the bottom and yeast in the bottom of the bottle like a typical Sierra Nevada brew. Three fingers of a straw colored head. There was good retention and draping lacing.

S: Piney and grassy.

T: Pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and grass. A nice malt backbone gives it great balance.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation. It is a little bit oily but is very crisp and refreshing.

O: A truly great beer. It kicks like a real IPA, but is super refreshing to make it a good session beer. It also seems to have a bigger malt character which isn't as prominent in other Sierra Nevada brews.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,231 ratings.
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