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RATINGS: 3412   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Dark orange body with a frothy beige head. Grapefruit and dough in the nose. Creamy, bittersweet flavor. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Certainly not a balanced brew, but a hophead's dream come true. Strong pine and wood presence. Also has some notes of herbs, citrus, and mintiness. Pours a very nice reddish amber color. A very well made and interesting beer, I just have to get used to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swtchcrook (3) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
04 edition-this batch is not as earthy as last year's, but still an excellent beer nonetheless. SN never really goes wrong with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Deep brownish red color. Little white head. Smells of aromatic hops, kinda spicy. Nice balance of sweet malt a spicy, earthy hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Dark Amber color, white foamy head that diminishes, good strong lacing, from a good strong beer. Just tasted at a bar, I thought it was the best beer on the wall; it probably was out of the forty or so. Flavor is strong "pine tree" hops, as you'd expect from an IPA, the finish is balanced a tad more bitter than sweet. No noticeable aroma, kind of disappointing, might be because I'm getting over a cold. I'm sure there's some more complex flavors in there, however I wasting there to do serious tasting. Good IPA, doesn't beat Stone's IPA but it comes close, good strong winter beer, as the label suggests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JAN 13, 2004
This is just a tad short of the SNs flagship Pale Ale. Still very good though. Good IPA but not as good as Three Floyds Dreadnaught. This poured with a nice orange hue and good head and lacing along the way. Also full flavored with some hoppiness and not overly malted at all. Bet ya can't drink just one!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 This was an excellent beer. The spicey and bitter tones of the beer overcome the winter cold. I woudnt consider it an ipa but then again im not a brewmaster. I think this beer is the best seasonal ive ever tried and higly recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
[2003 Bottle]. Light amber color with a nice white head. The taste is bitter and hoppy, but not unpleasant. It features a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2004
A hoppy tasting beer with a nice red color to it. Strongly flavored, it was a very nice treat. The worst thing about this beer is that it isn't available all year. A solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Pours nice and dark. Has the raisin, plum, carmel, and citrus in the nose, along with the same plus pine/juniper in the taste. This is a great seasonal.

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