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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale
10,330 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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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass:

A - presents a hazy, burnt orange/copper color with a 1.5 finger white head. Retention is poor and there's hardly any lacing.

S - Grapefruit, pine, floral perfume and citrus notes built on a caramel malt foundation. Standard fare, I'd say.

T - Grapefruit and pine from the standard centennial/cascade hops combo open (typical Sierra Nevada) and stay throughout its entirety. Bitter from open to finish, with some caramel malt buried somewhere under there. Completely imbalanced (even with the style in mind).

M - Coarse on the open, but smooth and wet finish. Light bodied.

D - I'm not a fan of this one at all. It's a mediocre beer at best. Sierra Nevada is capable of far more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 release 12oz bottle into tulip.

A: a hazed orange with a big off-white head. OK retention and good lacing.

S: an obviously apparent american hop character. bubblegum and grapefruit. the malt is there too. a sort of caramel sweetness that plays nicely with the hop aromas.

T: terrifically floral and citrus while having a solid amount of bitterness as well. this one is mostly all about the hops. while tasty i wouldnt hate a bit stronger of grain flavor.

M: a little more than moderate carbonation on a medium body. works well.

D: another great hoppy brew from SN. shame this only comes out during the winter, but it does add to the craze and makes it that much more exciting when it does finally hit the shelves.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

50th review!

A - Pours a rich copper/amber color with a thick bubbly head and fantastic lacing.

S - Strong hops smell; nice blend of citrus and pine notes. Just a tinge of caramel sweetness.

T - Rich hop flavor, just a tinge of hoppy bitterness. Both citrus and pine flavors are present. Malt flavors - particularly caramel malts - are present and provide a rich backbone for the hops flavors to work off. Very fresh tasting. A fantastic blend of flavors.

M - Medium bodied, a little creamier and smoother than your average IPA. Nice aftertaste - great hoppy finish.

O - Sierra Nevada's Celebration is the best "wide release" IPA out there. It's an amazingly well-done IPA with just a bit more malt presence than your run of the mill IPA. I'm now wishing I'd bought a 12-pack or case instead of the 6-pack. If you like IPAs, run to the store now and grab this. Absolutely world class...an amazing beer.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,330 ratings
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