Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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93
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10,228 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:
10,228
Reviews:
3,468
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
379
Gots:
1,955
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,228 |  Reviews: 3,468
Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fowdy
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finally! This one has eluded me for a while, for whatever reason since it's not that inaccessible, but hey, what better opportunity than when at the taproom in NC?!

Dark amber-copper, nearing red, with a frothy, light tan, two-finger lumpy head.

Smell is catty, sticky dank peaches, and leafy CTZ-like hops.

Taste is more bitter than I anticipated, with weed, grapefruit, orange zest and cracker.

Dry and chewy.

So glad my first true pour of this was fresh at the brewery.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davefromct
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sam671217
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greengorilla
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of fisherbray
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fern22
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreDay
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brew I always look forward to and one that never disappoints.
From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter this fine ale pours a luscious deep
amber with a fantastic head of off white foam that subsides to a
thick ring and layer with beautiful sudsy lacing. Nose of rich deep
caramel malts and pine laden hops with a touch of citrus rind of
grapefruit. Flavors follow the nose with heavy pine notes awash in
sweet lightly syrupy caramel malts touched with bitter grapefruit
rind and sticky hops. Excellent mouth feel; smooth, approachable,
medium light carbonation that is lightly lively, and a sweet malt
back boned finish awash in bittering pine and citrus laden hop notes
with a warming finish.

Overall, a fantastic IPA that is welcome and inviting.

Cheers


Cheers

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Photo of Mack
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mribbens
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rooshops
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in pint glass. Bottled 7 weeks ago.

Pours amber, thick creamy head that lasts.
Though not described anywhere as an "unfiltered" beer, there's lots of 'hop bits' in suspension. Be careful not to leave any of those last, sticky drops behind in the bottle !!

Taste is more malt-forward, aftertaste a bit syrupy. Love it. Truly a "malty IPA", as opposed to the typical, purposely misnamed amber ale that so many other breweries use to ring the till.
A real craft beer. As in crafted...by craftsmen.
A great recipe for early winter...I do look forward to this one every Christmas...now a very festive tradition!

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Photo of dvmin98
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MargotDarko
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,228 ratings.
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