Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
10,220 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,220
Reviews:
3,467
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
376
Gots:
1,946
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,220 |  Reviews: 3,467
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why does this hoppy beer taste better to me with a few months age on it? Not sure. Very big orange in the nose, tangerine and spruce. Taste is sprucey, floral and grapefruity like an IPA with a big orange backbone. Spicey and herbal notes with a low bubbly feel to it, surprisingly I would appreciate more bubbles and I preferred last years batch to this years.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

I tried out a sample of this at Skibbo's on East Tremont.

A: Poured dark orange brown with a frothy tan head and thick lacing and excellent retention.

S: The nose is a sharp pine coupled with a light citrus before hopps come to town ending with the malt to prove Sierra Nevada can balance 'em well.

T: Spritely noble hop entrance added with malt to be a smooth delivery. Pine and lemon come through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium moving to large and again excellent retention.

D: After hearing friends form Florida to Philly speak of Celebration Ale in the same week, I was glad to try this one out. A more genteel IPA but nevertheless perfectly balanced, throughly enjoyable and something I'll pick up a sixer of next time.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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

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

Poured into a tumbler it produces a 1 inch head that leaves good lacing. The appearance is amber and clear. The aroma is of spicy hops with a little citrus. The taste is bitter with hops and somewhat malty. The feel is medium bodied with a clean finish.

This is a very good IPA, very refreshing and enjoyable.

Considering the name and the label I was expecting a winter ale. I was surprised to find another great IPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,220 ratings.
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