Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA

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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Ratings: 10,394 |  Reviews: 3,516
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

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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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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  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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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: After a vigorous pour I got 2 fingers of white fluffy head. Great retention, that head stuck around for a while. Nice caramel color with some great lacing. It's a bit hazy. Certainly an attractive beer but not top of the class.

S: A really nice piney punch hit me first. It's very floral and is so inviting. Caramel maltiness is present too and immediately displays the backbone that this beer has.

T: Tons of pine followed by a really rich caramel malt. This beer has a really great balance struck with the rich malts. The bitterness isn't overwhelming in the slightest. The hops have a really floral finish. The alcohol is tough to notice.

M: Light to medium body. Nice creaminess with great carbonation.

O: It's always stunning to me how different fresh hopped beers are to dry hopped beers. I know it's an extreme case but I had a torpedo (great!) recently and the two beers have such a different profile. This beer is much more subtle and really drives home the malt balance. Great winter beer and always stellar

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ap. Deep Amber color w/ nice fine off white head...lingering with lacing as well.
Sm. Immediate red grapefruit hops and some faint maltiness in the background.
Ta. Same again. Grapefuit is primary with a little faint malt in the back corner...it all fades and blends into a long lingering and fairly strong bitterness that hangs on and on.
Mf. Creamy from the carbonation, not too thin.
Dr. Very good, but one IPA is enough for me.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,394 ratings