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 chilly460
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Body is a pleasant hazy golden brown color. Huge billowing head that stuck around like a scoop of ice cream on the top of a float, impressive. Great lacing.

S - I get a different hop profile than expected here, more dank and earthy hops. Like rotting grass, but not in an unpleasant way.

T - Strong earthy, hops, somewhat astringent. Pretty one dimensional, but the flavor profile is strong.

M - Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

O - The dank earthy hops just aren't my preference, beer is solid but one dimensional.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Label stamped 1305117 38. Whatever that mean.

Appearance - Cloudy amber body. Barely offwhite head with patchy lacing and low decent retention.

Smell - Fruity malt and spicy hop.

Taste - Smooth malt and moderately bitter hop barrage. Fades away quickly into a balanced sticky bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Sticky. Coats the tongue. Low effervescence, but some slight bitter bite. Warming.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty legit beer. Would probably even make a decent session.

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Photo of Kiniey01
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mfreire212
5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Poured from bottle into tulip. Thick off-white head, with a reddish honey amber color. Smells of grapefruit and hops.
Intense hoppy flavor with a bit of malt and pine. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Although the ABV ist quite that high, you do notice it. Overall, its a very good IPA..a bit bitter, but still nice. Its a great brew for a cold day.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Somewhat cloudy, light amber color with light tan head.

S- Fresh hops, piney with some citrus. Smells great.

T- Very hop forward, some malt to balance it out a little. Besides hops, maybe some lemongrass.

M- Light body, but some tingle from the hops. Not a palate killer, but close.

O- Very good fresh hop IPA. More hop forward than torpedo and not a traditional winter release but very good.

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

Photo of JazzIPA55
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of mudbug
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass results in a copper hued body with some clarity topped by a fluffy white one inch head that has very good retention and sticky lace that sticks around .. until you pour another in the glass.
This is one damn fine beer, fresh hops just are prominent in the aroma, floral and grassy, there is s light sweetness lurking in the background peeking out.
Taste is a home run, citrusy, sweet grass, fresh herbal with just the right amount of caramel sweetness refreshing and complex at the same time.
One of the best from Sierra, Bravo

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Photo of Sensaray
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a clear amber with ample amount of fluffy off white head.

Huge citrus floral hops with a perfect amount of caramel and sweet malt backbone to compliment.

This beer is delicious. Perfect blend of hops and malts. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral mixed with an underlying sweetness. Like candied hops.

Mouthfeel is excellent as well. Good carbonation and medium body.

Really enjoy drinking this beer. Very good ipa.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

A: 1/4" tan coloured head that dissipated quickly over deep amber liquid with good clarity.

S: Pine and citrus hops and some spiciness.

T: The bitterness of this one really stands out. All I can make out is pine hops and grapefruit.

M: Medium viscosity and medium carbonation.

O: The grapefruit taste on this one is what makes it unique. Not exactly my thing, but I'm glad I tried it.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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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 10,228 ratings.
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