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RATINGS: 3408   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pinier version of SN PA. Ok but nothing amazing. Lemony finish really takes away. A bit of lemon-floor-cleaner n there. I don’t get all the hype. Maybe I’m losing my love for non-malty IPAs....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Most enjoyable IPA in every sense of the word. Look foward to its release every year now. Like a perrenial all star, case buy worthy. Recieve a 91 vintage bottling and wow was that wild. Dark thick brown muddy pour. nose of figs, and raisins and some caramel. Flavor was huge fig and chocolate. Young its still a creame of the crop. Huge hop, some nice maltiness, but mostly crazy bitterness. Fabulous. Rating is for the fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
A good IPA. There are hops and some spice on the nose, very enticing. There is a fantastic rocky head and a nice red colour. The taste is well blanced, good hops taste, not too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pours a nice dark red. Smell is flowery and hoppy. The taste is dominated by hops, but not as much as their pale ale. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Deep copper to amber hue, light offwhite head and light lacing on glass. Smell is rich of nutty roasted barley and sweet citrus fruits. Flavor is a solid sweet malt backbone with strong citric hop overtones. Medium body, not too sticky on the palate, crisply carbonated. Very easy to drink, SNCA is always welcome at my house during the holidays.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Oooh man this is nice. Pours a beautiful dark red color with very ncie head. Smells strongly of hops and, low and behold, it tastes like it too. Very nice tasting hops present here; strong but not overpowering. Just lick your lips after having a sip. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fourway4 (4) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2004 does not count
I am a huge fan of this beer, so I purchased a 1/2 keg last week. Lots of hops and no added spices make this unique winter warmer. The beer is much smoother on tap and does not need time to mellow like the bottled version. Highly recommended if you are a fan India Pale Ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Most definitly enjoyed this beer, especially considering that I am quite the hop head. Hops are plentyful in flavor and aroma. Everything is well balanced and smooth for a enjoyable brew that would be great for any winter evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2004
A nice hoppy beer, a bit spicy, warming. It will do much better with age, will try it again in a year or two.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2004
This was another grapefruit tasting red ale. I thought there would be some spice or different flavor to it, after having a great lakes christmas ale then this there was no comparison,i went from the best christmas ale to the worst which i wouldn’t even call this a christmas ale. I would never tell anyone to buy this.

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