Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
10,232 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:
10,232
Reviews:
3,468
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
1,959
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,232 |  Reviews: 3,468
Photo of Octoberist
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply outstanding in every category.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffmck09
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark murky copper color body with an off white, frothy tan head. Its apperance reminds me of autumn.
Smell is very mild malt and citrus hops.
Taste is a great mouthful of piney hopes with pops of flavor from citrus tropical fruits. Followed by that light malt bready backbone that i always detect in SN brews. Body is well balanced and full. Med to high carbonation makes this easy to drink.

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

Photo of PMarcy78
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ealanjones
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellibeen
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slarson7
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is such a classic ipa that has really stood the test of time.

The appearance is a really pretty copper/amber with a billowy two finger white head that lingers with good lacing.

The aroma is a classic west coast ipa with pine and citrus hops along with a sweet bready maltiness.

The taste follows the nose with a
piney citrus hop note along with a bready caramel malt sweetness that balances out the hoppiness.

The palate is medium with lingering piney resin and bready malt sweetness.

Overall this is a classic of the craft beer world that is still one of the better winter seasonals around.

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Photo of barknee
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

SNCA pours a deep amber with a massive & long lasting dark tan head. Fresh piney hops and massive malts soar from the glass, beckoning one to taste. Beautifully balanced; bitter, slightly sweet and mouth coating, its hard to believe this brew originates from a micro-macro brewery having such massive distribution. It is a quality craft product all the way, a truly outstanding and impressive effort. So satisfying for a mid-weight brew, its fantastic with or without food, the taste lasts for several minutes in the mouth. Seek it, buy it, enjoy it!

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a rusty orange hue with a billowing 3 finger cream colored head.

Aroma: Sticky caramel, dank pine sap, grapefruit oil and lemon rind.

Taste: Upfront mild seeet toffe, notes of acidic coffee and savory caramel. Midpate bitter pine and grapefruit oil, followed by a dry aftertaste of tangy orange and delicate vanilla.

Feel: Smooth, dry, slightly sweet and creamy. 7% abv is hidden well.

Overall: Quite good. Malt bill is complex and savory - candy like flavors are in tune with the christmas season and balanced by a classic sierra nevada hop profile. A nice wintertime IPA.

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acmurphy696
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a good tasting IPA with a fantastic appearance and a pleasant aroma. For whatever reason, the taste bends more towards bitter, which I don't usually mind, but there doesn't seem to be much balancing out that bitterness.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle with a bottle date of September 30th 2016 into standard pint glass.

L: Hazy amber with off-white finger width head with staying power.

S: Citrus, pine and floral hops with a caramel malt backbone.

T: Citrus and pine come through strong with a hint of floral, taste fades into a sweet biscuity malt flavor, keeping the bitterness balanced.

F: Light bodied, easy on the palate.

O: Pretty solid beer from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of evostudios12
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 10,232 ratings.
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