Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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10,377 Ratings
Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
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
Ranking:
#1,459
Reviews:
3,510
Ratings:
10,377
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
2,036
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,377 |  Reviews: 3,510
Photo of Mdorn
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Celebration Ale is becoming a nice staple of the holidays for me. This pours a crisp amber color, and has a great piney malty smell and taste ....light hoppiness is a nice reminder that not all beers have to be the NE DIPA. Great beer....please never stop
Just had my last one from my 12 pack. Better tradition than Chris Truskey’s seasonal blueberry beers, which he buys after selling the donations from the ‘Toys for Tots’ boxes

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Photo of huthuty
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Large head, a beautiful dark amber, almost perfect would get a 5 if the head wasn't so retentive
Smell is fresh and piny with hops, malt and alcohol underlying
Taste is amazingly hoppy, malt blends in perfectly and the alcohol is warming.
A near perfect brew

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

Photo of Eammon1920
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anayalator
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper brown body with off white, cream head. Crisp taste with the right bitterness. Not much in the smell. Great feel with little to no maltiness.

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Photo of Loli88
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear Amber color. Head is white and 1 finger. Retention is moderate.
The nose has a nice hop presence. Citrusy and pine.
The taste is, well, pine forward. Quite hoppy, but it isn't crazy.
Feel has a hop feel. Maybe slightly lighter than I would expect, but bad.
It is a good winter IPA.

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Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rebrown221
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbundang9
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

2017 edition - pours a deep clear copper colour with 1 finger off white head. Caramel malt with a bit of piney bitterness on the nose. Taste of hoppy malt followed by grapefruit/citrus rind with pine bitterness that coats the palate and hangs on. Really nice hop forward beer.

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Photo of omahawk
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark red copper with a small foam head that lingers. Smell is sharp pine with hints of citrus and malt. Taste is bitter forward with malt backing. This is an old school red IPA. I’d prefer more hop flavor, slightly less bitter but I still like it after all these years. It might seem like a relic from a past era, but it still that holds up well.

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Photo of KennyDerenbecker
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Fresh Hop IPA is an excellent winter seasonal beer. Pours an amber color with a heavy off white head. Has great lacing all around the glass. Very fruity aroma with wonderful hops but nothing that overpowers the palate. The hops are present but are very delightful. A great IPA to have during the fall/winter season!

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Photo of GHow
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Handsome_Steve
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Celebration 2017 is a very enjoyable ale. Lovely dark amber with foamy white head and lacing. Pleasant aroma. It has a smooth taste with a bit of orange but not the accompanying bite that some IPAs have. Overall, a very tasty and palatable ale.

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Photo of Efoss
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoganMc
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LampertLand
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada 'Celebration Ale' @ 6.8% , first tried in 2013 individual bottle's only $2.80 , fast forward to 2017 finally served in a 6pack of 354ml bottle's purhased for $17 , a rare find here in Victoria BC ,
A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to an unclear amber in the glass with a medium white head leaving a streaky lace along the spiegelau ipa glass
S-fresh PNW pine forest , with a malt sweetness
T-big hoppy IPA , crisp & clean , you can still taste the freshness of the new hop
MF-good carbonation , feels full bodied , good beer buzz going(4pack) so far
Ov-great Winter/seasonal IPA , glad I got to try it , such a great beer still , buy it if you can find it & enjoy
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Vylo
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,377 ratings
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