Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

10,220 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of phichifiji00
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, amber in color, pours 2 inches of off-white head that fades slowly. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Citrus, hoppy, pine resin, malt, caramel.

Taste: Pine resin, citrus, hoppy, caramel malt, biscuit, grapefruit. Hop forward, malty towards the middle, and a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A tasty fresh hop IPA. Not what I think of when I think of holiday beers, but nonetheless, a good, drinkable beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

A - Slightly orange amber with a light head that leaves a quality lacing down the glass.

S - Caramel malts, piney hoppiness, yeasty breadiness, some citrus (lime, grapefruit, pineapple)

T - Hop forward with a citric pineyness that give way to a decent bitter. The malt then reveals a subtle fruitiness with an almost grape-like character that leads to a malty finish with residual bitter and pine notes. Hop-tastic!

M - Good carbonation and coating.

O - A wonderful IPA. Hoppy, but not overly so, and the malts give a fruitiness that balances out the floral aspects of the hops quite well.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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 10,220 ratings.
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