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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
2003 celebration. Has a root beer type appearance with a thick head. Soft inviting hoppy citrus aroma. Initial taste is bitter with a medium body. Flavor is not too complex. Smooth and somewhat watery is the aftertaste. Hops are too overwhelming for the malt to come through. I was anticipating this new arrival, but a little dissapointed. Still a nice seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Nice head. Copper color. Nice malty IPA. Good bitterness after the medium body malty palate. Not a bad buy. I would like to taste this next to another full body IPA like Yulesmith. Iím sure the Yulesmith is a bit stronger, but I think they maight have some similarities. Rerate 2004 vintage 032706. Tastes pretty darn good right now. Now as much hop bite as I remember, but doesnít taste stale. Help up very well over a couple years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Nice copper color with an excellent head and active carbonation. Aroma is very hoppy, very floral and spicey. Also smell malt sweetness. Very excited to taste this one! Flavor is excellent. Great "fresh" hoppy flavors. Floral and citrus balanced perfectly by the malt. Nice sticky body with an average dry finish. An excellent west coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 Re-rate. Bottle, 2004 vintage. Pours beautiful coppery color with a fluffy white head that lasts well and leaves good lacing. Aroma is delicious malty with dominant pine and citrus hops. Flavor is again dominated by hoppiness but has good sweet malt undertones as well. Medium body and good carbonation. A yearly treat!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 2003: Deep amber robe, hazy, well-laced white head from which a good part never disappears. Rich citrus (grapefruit) aroma with notes reminiscent of the christmas tree (piney, resinous, herbal). Good hop character, finish is moderately bitter, just hoppy enough I found. Medium body, good balance. Itís certainly good, but it doesnít impress me.
2004: Superb appearance, generous head never leaves. Earthy, creamy grapefuity, big hops flavor. Straightforward and classic. It makes you say itís well balanced, but at the same time, malt is kind of hidden. Probably a 3.5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Pours deep copper (amber) color with nice bubbly head and great lacing. Citrusy, spicy hops in the nose. Nice malt flavors with quite a bit of hop character. Nice bitter finish. Very smooth IPA. Too bad it's a seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Draft: amber color with nice, white head. Spicy/grassy hops in the nose and flavor. Pretty nice malt content as well. Good, but I prefer others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
I tried the 2002 version of this on tap. It has a nice hoppy smell. The color is deep amber. It does seem to have a variety of spices in the flavor. The increased alcohol content is not really obvious. The taste is smoother than most IPAs. Overall this is above average, but not all I had hoped for. I had it on tap at MacGregors in Perinton, NY.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 Rerate: Just had this on tap - man I love this beer. Balanced it is - and so nicely!Clear reddish amber with off white rocky head. Mostly lasting with some lacing. Mild citrus hop aroma with nutty malt lying just beneath. Touch of fruit and brown sugar in the nose as well. Rich and creamy texture. Finish is nice balance of hops and malt that seems to linger forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6474) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2003
classy stuff. pine aroma and initial taste of listerine with some clove coming through later in the glass. very smooth and agreeable

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