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RATINGS: 3305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale represents a time honored tradition of brewing a special beer for the holiday season. There are generous portions of barley malts and fine whole hops of several varieties, creating a brew with a full, rich and hearty character.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
A good clean, crisp and hoppy IPA. One of the best available in the winter months. Not world class but more than adequate for my favorite beer time of year in the winter when you need a break from the amazing bourbon stouts that are released this time of year.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (108) - - DEC 9, 2014
How good is this? The malt has a touch of roast sort of like a copper ale. Reminds me of a Fat Tire. But then the hops are wet, resinous, bright, and mouth coating. Grapefruit pulp. Great lacing. The enhanced malt body provides seasonal appeal. Excellent winter IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarLeeMa (13) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Great holiday flavor. Doesn't taste like a gingerbread cookie like other holiday ales I've tried. Somewhat hoppy with a good color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (646) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
12 oz bottle pour. A little surprised it took me this long to rate this. Pours a penny copper color with a tinted foam head. Really nice grassy hop aroma. Refreshing wet hop flavor. Nothing really to overthink here. If you like a nice hoppy IPA that you can drink all day, this one is for you. I enjoy this one time and time over. Today was no exception. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours medium bodied with copper/red holiday hue. Sweet citrus aromas with clean, grainy malt bill. Light pine needle and cedar. Taste is unapologetically west coast, with dry, spicy, piney hops presenting themselves at first sip. Those hope provide a nice initial snap but thereís an underlying sweetness and light citrus bouquet that brings it back to neutral. Finishes dry with pleasant lingering sweetness. Easy to drink and nicely balanced. Look forward to this every year. Seasonal classic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A good solid beer, but more subdued than typical IPA. Also a little busy for my taste, nothing in particular stands out for me. Very good quality though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (36) - - DEC 8, 2014
Light aroma and a burnt orange color. Medium cloudiness, slightly fruity start on this and a little bitterness on the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dcotone (1) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
This is my favorite beer. Since itís only available seasonally, I pick up Torpedo the rest of the year. Iím just a big fan of the hops SN uses which provides the perfect combination of hoppy flavor with a crisp citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (30) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a dark copper body and two fingers of fluffy white head that recedes slowly leaving a nice trail on the glass. Floral nose balanced with yeast caramel malts. Piney taste with a good level of carbonation and a touch of malty sweetness. Finishes bitter with a hint of citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (92) - Minneapolis, - DEC 7, 2014
Big off white head, smell is light biscuit malt. Pretty drinkable but not a go to winter beer for me.


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