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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Photo of djbow
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful very slightly cloudy medium amber color with a well developed two finger, fluffy, off-white head, great lacing and head retention.

S - Citrus, pine, bready and hoppy with a great malt backbone.

T - Big hops sweetened with caramel and toffee goodness. There is a nice amount of alcohol warmth. Mellow well balanced taste.

M - Perfectly carbonated, medium mouth feel, smooth and very easy to drink.

O - This is a very well balanced easy to drink, different twist on a winter warmer. Instead of Merry Christmas the is Hoppy Christmas tempered with just enough sweet malts, and caramel to mellow the taste.

Glass = English Pint

Serving Temp = 40F.

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Photo of growlerpower9
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ek_ek
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of seanh99
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Louski
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rofflesjr
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Apex
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a nice amount of fluffy white head, great lacing

S - piney, earthy, sweet, hoppy

T - very well balanced hoppy bitter/sweet with notes of toasted grains, sweet malts, caramel, mellow earth taste

M - perfectly carbonated, not too rich, not too bitter.. easy to go down the hatch!

O - this was quite a surprise. i didn't think this would be all that great from what i had heard from a few different friends - but it was a nice treat! the appearance could've been a bit better coming from one of the bigger craft brewers, but all other aspects make up for it.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Adam5150
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel color with a medium sized tan head. There was a nice flowery hop aroma. The flavor was nicely malty, a bit sweet and had a strong flowery and grapefruity hop presence. There was a light hop bitterness on the finish. A nice IPA overall with a good malt balance.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

Photo of shelby415
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of onewetpaw
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Piney notes along with some mild citrus hops.

A- Brilliant light amber and slightly ruby hues. Thick off white head.

F- Firm bitterness and piney hop flavor predominates. There some warming effect along with some rich malt notes and a little caramel sweetness.

M- Typical SN carbonation and dry finish. Quickly leaves the palate and leaves you wanting more.

O- An IPA turned to 11. Really nice IPA character along with more malty character and mild alcohol warming that fits perfectly as a winter seasonal. Something to seek out each winter.

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Photo of DiscGolfRobot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sneth019
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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