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RATINGS: 3216   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.


3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Beautifully made beer. Begins fruity and light hoppy and ends with strong hops. Has less of a spicy flavor than many of the other IPAs i've had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Nice orangish/amber color with a creamy white head. The aroma is of floral hops, very assertive. There is some maltiness in the palate, which adds some body to the beer, but the focus is of course on the west coast hops. Extremely well-done. And 6.8% ABV to boot.. this is one of my favorite IPA’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Amber brown color, decent size cream colored head. Fruity hop aroma with a bit of malt. Plenty o'hops, medium bodied. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Fruity, hoppy aroma with some malts in the background. Clear orange/brown body with a medium foamy head. Well balanced medium bodied. Spicy hop flavors with plenty of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 Pours an amber/copper color with a fizzly 2cm head thats off-white. Aroma is mildly hoppy. Start is light, but then hoppy throughout. This beer is extremely similar to the Long Trail Double Bag Ale, or vice versa. It’s ironic I have these both on the same night. 2003 bottle.-------& Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale. Apparently, this is the Randallized version of the Celebration. 6 ounce sample at the Fair Oaks Brewfest. Piney, hoppy, acidic hop aroma present. Almost smells like pickle juice. Some cereal-like graininess is also appreciated. Not overly assertive aroma. Mildly hazy amber color with a frothy, creamy, off-white/yellowish head. Spicy, sweet, piney hops to start which turns sweeter, maltier, and toastier. Finishes with juicy, light, piney hops. Pretty damn tasty and very drinkable. (6/5/8/5/16 4.0 =Torpedo), above rating is based on Celebration, which really should be re-rated by me this year. ----RE-Rate---& bottle. Sweet, caramelly, malty nose with some light hints of piney and spicy hops. Mildly hazy amber-orange body with a large, pillowy off-yellow head. Starts with a little grapefruity hops in the start, before this becomes quite husky, chewy, and malty in the middle. Maltier than I remember. Finishes drier, and more bitter later on with some herbal hoppiness. Fairly drinkable and good. Score doesnt really change from before.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2003
dark golden colour, light yellow head. light spicy flavour, could taste the flavour on the back of my tongue after swallowing the liquid beverage. not bad

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2003
not bad for a ale i had 2 bottle of this stuff and had a buzz.i will also tell you this for some odd reason it really reminds me of IPA.overall OK


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