Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,223 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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Photo of acevenom
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on: October 1, 2012

Poured into a glass mug. Pours copper with a thick, off-white head that dissipates slowly. A lot of lacing gets left behind as the head recedes. There are plentiful tiny bubbles rising in the beer. There's a nice citrus and pine hop aroma accompanied by caramel malt. There's some grain the smell as well. The flavors of this IPA are well-balanced. There's a strong malt backbone, but the hops also shine through. It's bready with some sweetness. The citrus and pine aromas come through soon after that and leave a mild lingering aftertaste. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and this is very drinkable. This is an excellent beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Oct 8, 2012.

A: Pours a clear ruby orange with a dense 2 finger cream white head. Not a lot of visible carbonation. Leaves some lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Fresh hop aroma with a carmely malt backing. Citrus and pine come through real nice and strong. Little bit of alcohol on the nose.

T: Real balanced mix of fresh hops and carmel malts. Almost a breadiness too it with loads of hop on top. Again, citrus, pine and lemon linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a real clean finish. An even and smooth feel. Real easy to drink.

Overall always a winter beer I look forward to. Nice change of pace from the other winter warmers and stouts. Sierra Nevada knows their hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Just tapped a sixtel of fresh Celebration. Absolutely amazing mouthfeel and aroma. Definitely malty but with a perfect balance of hops. Amazing that it is only 6.8 %. Will be loving this for days to come. Perfect beer for upcoming football games. I have had it before in bottles but amazing fresh on draft!

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,223 ratings.
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