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RATINGS: 3213   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Nice copper color. Medium sized head. Sweet candy aroma with some floral elements. Taste is typical ipa. good but one dimensional and boring.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Nice healthy hop aroma, matching a very hoppy but slightly sweet first taste, that sweetness disappears quickly and its nothing but the hops. A true hopheads perfect Christmas brew(2003-4). 2004 fuller and even hoppier. Th best holiday brew this year

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2003
11/13/03: bottle.
initial head is thick and creamy. lacing left on edges of glass. orange-brown-red body. hoppy aroma. hop flavor with some florals. bitter finish. another good sierra nevada beverage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2003
2002 vintage - pale amber colour, big initial head which is quickly reducing, deep flowery hoppy nose (thank you, Cascade), very bitter, medium-bodied, flowery, dry and bitter hoppy finish - one-dimensional and below my expectations

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 Slightly hazy amber with a very thick diminishing white head. A mostly citrus hop aroma with hints of pine and spice. Medium palate with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor explodes with grapefruit and pine, then finishes with hop bitterness, spice and malt. A great IPA, very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Another great IPA Doesen't lack in any area, although i prefer more citrusy hop character and this was more on the piney side. I 'm not complaining here, it's a tasty ale for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Nice amber brown with a hint of orange, decent head. Aroma of pine resin, grapefruit, biscuits. Flavor follows the aroma, very well balanced. Grapefruit becomes more pronounced at the end. Nicely crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 smells fruity and malty. starts sweet, with a hefty super hoppy bitterness. very piney as well. this has become my session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
I especially like this year's batch. A nice hop twang this year, yet still well balanced. But, this is simply a great IPA in a world of quite a few great IPA's. I wish it would just be one of their regular beers so I could buy it all year.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
A very nice beer. Pleasantly hoppy, with some fruitiness. Good mouth feel, and well balanced. Another brew well done by the folks at Sierra Nevada.


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