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RATINGS: 3497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1509) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Tap at Saddle & Sabre. Light copper color with white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Slightly piney aroma and taste with caramel, grapefruit and floral notes. Well balanced, warming and quite pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnokaBrewer (149) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Strong hop aroma that changes as it warms. Starts out hoppy with citrus and pine, gets more earthy as it goes. Sweet flavor at first with a bitter finish that lingers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidezdonz (142) - , HONG KONG - JAN 12, 2016
A 12 fl oz bottle with a packaged date of 19th October 2015. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear dark copper colour with a two finger cream coloured head that had great retention and left lots of nice lacing. Aromas are citrusy lemon, apple, piney hops and sweet but slight biscuit malts. There was also some herbal and spice here and there. Tastes of light citrus and hop bitterness before it kicks in with some strong maltiness and surprising booze but nice spice. Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was definitely more malty and boozy than I expected (and not in a good way). However, I will retry this again to make sure, but at the moment, I definitely prefer Hop Hunter and Torpedo IPA over this.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotin (482) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle 0.355l. Cloudy, orange to red colored. AROMA- honey sweet, red fruit and berries, strawberries, rowanberries. FLAVOR- slightly sweet with dry finish, bitter, red fruit and berries, needle-leaves. Lightly full bodied.
Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (480) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
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Bottle 0.355l as 2014 Celebration Fresh hop IPA. Copper-amber slightly hazy body, medium white head. Nice aroma of strawberries, rowanberries, honey, mango, red berries. Taste is bitter and sweet in balance, a bitvof tartness of berries. Rowanberries, cranberries, ground poppy seeds, hint of needle-leaves. Medium to full body, slightly carbonated.
Pleasantly balanced red IPA, really good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1265) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2016
Poured a clear dark coppery colour with a two-finger off-white frothy head that retained very well and laced very well. Carbonation high and fine to medium. Aroma strongly of pine with a hint of citrus. Taste of sweet malt, strong pine and grapefruit. Medium body. Crisp and refreshing with a lingering strong bitterness on the finish. (labelled as 2105 Celebration).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma is malt forward with some toffee and caramal. Taste has some herbal hops along with toffee. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jukkar (81) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Complex taste with hint of bread and toast, reminds me of of taste of a porter. Full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish. Overall quite nice but not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DW78715816 (119) - Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Really enjoyed this one. Dark copper appearance with big hop flavor balanced by malt sweetness. Very good

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjdevel (12) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Deep orange brown color. 2-finger head upon pouring from a 12oz bottle. The head recedes a bit, but stays a bit foamy with the replenishing bubbles from below. This is fairly hazy as well. It smells slightly tart and citrusy like from fruit and hops. There’s an earthy aroma that smells woodsy. Kicks in with bitterness that is pretty powerful. It quickly moves to an earthy funk that you can’t quite describe. At first is seems like it has went bad as it is a strange and unexpected flavor. It fades rather quickly and kicks into sweet malty flavors. It starts to get bitter once again and the funk seems to come back. As the flavors fade, you are left with citrus / pine / bread and malt aftertastes. Light side of medium on the mouth feel. Not thin and a bit slick. Stays fizzy which is quite nice. Decent IPA. I believe that hops used for this (wild ones?) gives it the funky flavor. Tastes like they threw in the hops, the vines, roots, and dirt all in this one. Very earthy. It is ok to drink a few, but I don’t see myself buying a 6 pack or a 12 pack of it. Worth a try though.


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