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RATINGS: 3196   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - NOV 27, 2003
A celebration indeed! This has that distinct bitter flavor that the pale ale of the same brewery does, but even more of that wonderful alcohol!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Just your standard IPA. Hops with some mild malt undertone. Unexciting. Since I don't like the style it scores low for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Very nice color and pretty head with nice lacing. Flavor is dominated by hops but has a nice malt undertone. A good sip.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
What happens when you take a great pale ale and add more malt and hops to get an IPA? It's time for a celebration! Bottle (1999).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Another great brew from Sierra Nevada. They are definitely one of my favorite brewing companies. Nice ruby/copper pour with a frothy, lacing head. True to Sierra Nevada, the hops spring out of the glass. Deep hoppy flavor, with a hint of bitterness at the end. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Medium, white head and copper body. High hops! Grapefruit with a lasting bitterness. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Nice clear orange amber with small head that disappears fast. Big floral hop nose with some citrus overtones. Big hop taste mild bitterness. Good IPA but a little thin in the finish and a little light in body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Very nice hop aroma, great color and clarity. Nice hop flavor and bitterness with some balance of the crystal malt. This is a classic American IPA but I would just like to see a little more malt body by incresing the mash temp a few degrees. A very good overall beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (1805) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Good appearance pours a nice murky brown with a smallish head that leaves a lace down the glass. The smell is unbelievable..marvelous the last few nights I have had some great smelloing beers this is another!..malt and big hop smell combine, a work of art. very treacly taste bitter aftertaste on back of tongue..strong coffee even..a meal in a bottle. Lovelly over the tongue warming.. Very drinkable for such a strong brew..and none of the stringent alchol taste..great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2003
A quality holiday ale, again, like some others, it tastes like a lot of the rest of the holiday ales. A little hoppier than most. Also gets points for being one of the first, so I suppose that the others are copies of the style.


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