Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Celebration AleSierra Nevada Celebration Ale
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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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a piney hop forest in a bottle. I anticipate its return next year already.
A- Deep red color, unfiltered, great head and good lacing.
S- As I said, piney hop forest. Wonderful. Magical, even.
T-This bottle cant be that fresh, and yet it tastes amazing still. I get pine, citrus, floral, earthy... its all there. The malt sits nicely in the middle somewhere. I wouldnt call it balanced, but its there. I would absolutely LOVE this on tap. It brings me back to my roots in craft beer, this is one of the first real ales I ever had. It is well designed. There is just something about a "fresh hop" ale. I havent ever brewed a fresh hop ale yet, but I see it on the horizon... Sierra Nevada has never disappointed me. I look forward to each burp lol.
M- This is such an easy drinking brew, so smooth. I would like it to be just a touch thicker, but thats just my opinion.
Overall, this is a solid and fantastic beer. I hope that someday I can brew something that matches the caliber of this masterpiece. If you dig hops like me, and you havent had this beer, then you need to try it. Its only 8 bucks for a 6er where I live and it cannot be beat(unless you grab Torpedo at the same price :)

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is 2013 edition..
Pours a brown gold straw color , nice head with abundant lacing.
Citrus , grass and white spice aromas
Medium body with enough carbonation. Balance bitterness along with hops and the malts working together .
The hops are more full bodied this time. Its a bold ipa.
Overall, its a brew that people can't wait to get and is always well made.
Thanks Sierra for this seasonal and that its a fresh hop ale .

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours an amberish-orange color, big white head.
S-Bursts with pine and citrus hops
T- Pine hops dominate, citrus follows, malt sweetness to balance out the finish
M- Medium body, medium carbonation, a bit oily due to the hops, but finishes crisp and refreshing
O- Sierra Nevada is world-class for a reason, their beers are always fantastic, simple as that. I love this seasonal offering, big bold piney hops. It offers something a little bit different during a season flooding in sweet and spicy ales.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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