Celebration Fresh Hop IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPACelebration Fresh Hop IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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10,423 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:
#1,567
Reviews:
3,524
Ratings:
10,423
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
390
Gots:
2,066
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 10,423 |  Reviews: 3,524
Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptgb
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joedvegas
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color with a nice thick white head that laces well. Lots going on with the nose. Plenty of tropical fruit and some hints of forest, violet and honey. Taste a little on the weaker side compared to the smell hints. Front palate of pineapple, lemon and lime with a malty, earthy finish. Medium feel with a lingering finish. Overall a nice woodsy winter IPA.

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of telecombeta
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bark0707
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sullymsu
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of josanguapo
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

From Decervecitas. 2017 version. In Teku glass. Playing Bloo Kid 2. Smooth feeling and great aspect, with a thick, persistent foam. Pleasant but surprisingly malty for a beer labaled as fresh hop IPA, with hops giving a soft bitterness but not much flavors

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Photo of JoeyJellico
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Rust orange color, just above average carbonation and body. Aroma is a really nice blend of hops with malt in the background. Taste is very similar, the bitter hops are there but really softened nicely by the malt. I'm not an ipa drinker typically but I found this to be really very enjoyable

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NRajtarski
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 1.5 bottles into a pint glass with a handle. The bottled on date was 10/10/17. The color was a deep orange/amber with a small amount of head. The taste was a little hoppy but, that is to be expected with a fresh hop IPA. The hop flavor really stands out and the alcohol warms ever so slightly. Overall this is my favorite winter seasonal beer and I always have at least 6 bottles of this beer in my fridge at all times during the winter.

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Photo of Hops-Aholic
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monkist
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

How long have I been wanting to try this Celebration IPA! Ever since I read about it first and heard stories of its freshness...
Now finally I found this around and it was relatively still fresh, with a bottling date of 31.10.2017, about two months and a half ago (of course over in California I might have been get it when it came right out but now we're talking about Europe and small batch imports - I am happy that it got here at all).
Still it's quite fresh. Has an amazingly rich color, a vivid amber/dark golden that talks about the purity of this beer and its ingredients. And they don't let you down. Its smell tells you that Sierra achieved an outstanding balance between aroma and bittering hops and they are overflowing, still ripe with freshness. And the taste... I was dumbfounded by its smoothness. The way the hop bitterness flows, first dense and intense, grassy, piney, earthy aromas that are thick like honey - and turn to fruity, piney bitter bitterness in the end. A magical composition of hops.
It is a Celebration ale, to bow your heads down before the greatness of hops, the brewing genius of Sierra Nevada. It is perhaps not as in your face as you might expect such a beer but the depths, the complexity and the content is amazing. It is a beer that I was most happy to drink and would enjoy having it again and again. Sierra Nevada at its best. Bravo!

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Photo of Mojopin88
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of IPAHvntr
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ipa. This usesmalt right. It doesn’t overpower or compete with the hop flavor, but takes a backseat and let’s the hop shine while still being there to give it support when it needs it.

Had it on tap and in bottle, and it is way better that hazy little thing and hop bullet.

Not as good as torpedo but still, try it! Especially if you like a bit more malt

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery, brown coloraion with a large, creamy head. Smells of sweet, bready, bsicuity malt with a strong pine presence and just a touch of tangerine citrus. Taste follows the nose, with strong, biscuity malt and pine and just a touch of dank, floral, slightly citrussy hops: orange peel, tangerine and toffee, followed by a medium bitterness. This review is from a 2015 bottle which was about 2 1/2 years old. Would love to taste this fresh for comparison. I guess the hops have faded a little, but this is actually still quite nice with the strong malt and pine notes with just a hint of citrus. Actually reminds me a lot of Uerige Jrön, a fresh hopped Alt beer.

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Celebration Fresh Hop IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 10,423 ratings