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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Photo of kshizzle101
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Caramel in color. A 2-inch head which lingers for awhile. Thick lacing down the sides as you drink this beer.

S - Hops very prevalent, also smells slightly of booze. Get a light whiff of malts as well.

T - Very notable hops up front. A little bit of spice and malt in the middle and some slight booziness towards the end. The taste is much bolder than the smell, but that's a good thing.

M - About typical for any good IPA.

Overall - An incredibly well-balanced offering from Sierra Nevada. Not a whole lot of room for improvement. I always look forward to Celebration's release but decided to finally take the time to review it.

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Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mojo
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is some awfully good stuff. It pours a hazy copper with about a one finger white head and delicate spider web like lacing. The nose is floral, resin, biscuit, and spices. Taste is a sweet citrus with a little spice and hops on the finish, basically following the nose. Mouthfeel is very nice with a mild bitter citrus aftertaste. It is easy to see how this is so well regarded. But then again, Sierra Nevada seems to never miss on their releases, at least the ones I've had.

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Photo of wmc0005
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Davidmor
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of marine1975
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JDVance742
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dana718
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of aubrey
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of K_Diggity
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of denver10
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, tried this once last year and was a little underwhelmed. Coming back for seconds with this, only this time its a fresh one. See how round 2 goes.

Pours a nice firey bronze with a thick off white head. Great lacing. A great hoppy married to sweet aroma; floral and lemon hops on top a doughy malt base.Flavor is much the same with the lemony and floral hops shining on top a thick somewhat doughy malt base that offers hints of toffee hiding out there. A sharp, piney finish to this. A nice creamy, active mouthfeel. Overall, a nice beer. Kinda reminds me of Odells Town Pump Pale in that both seem like they could just as easily be labeled a dry hopped amber as easily as an (A/I)PA, though this one is certainly far more hoppier and complex than Town Pump. Definitely glad I gave this a second shot.

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Photo of ScubaSteve00
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mcdsports
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JWing
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of allenc85
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tbone1384
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ri0
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - A copper orange liquid is topped by a large 3 finger white sand colored head. The retention is incredible and a fluffy cap holds while loads of foamy lacing cling to the glass.

S - A pleasant aroma of bitter pine a citrus hops co-mingles with sweet malt and caramel notes.

T - Hop flavors of light citrus and pine, with floral and earthy notes. Balanced well by the sweet caramel malt backbone.

M - Excellent body on this beer, medium and plenty of carbonation. Goes down so smooth.

O - Classic SN in this brew. The balance is remarkable and reminds my of a local favorite, Ale Asylum Ballistic.

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Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of jpowers315
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of banger7
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of innominat
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Whimpers
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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