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RATINGS: 3270   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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tonypreto (51) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12 oz bottle poured in pint glass. Wonderful aroma with amazing fluffy thick head that rides for a long time. Tastes great as well, very hoppy and delicious, a perfect winter IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (89) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2014
350ml bottle. Dark amber hoppy beer with small white head. Malted barley, fairly bitter, balanced and tasty. Strong beer - at 6.8% itís a good winter-warming beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2463) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours ruby red with a small frothy off white head and good lacing. Aroma is rich caramel and earthy malts with a moderate grapefruit and pine hop punch. Taste is a great balance of rich malts and fresh grapefruit and pine hops. So nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Piney with a great malt backbone. A truly complete beer, very drinkable. Pours brown with good foamy head and some lacing. Medium bitter finish. Average carbonation. Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
I canít believe Iíve been on here for 10 years and havenít rated one of my favorite beers that got me into beer in general. This one goes back to when I was 20 and going to my grandparentís place with my parents. We stopped off at the grocery store and while picking up a few other things there was a huge end cap display for Celebration Ale. I convinced my parentís to buy me a six pack since it was Christmas themed etc. At that point Iíd had maybe six tastes of beer in my life. I still remember sitting by our old Macintosh computer with a 36.6kb modem and looking up random crap on Christmas Eve while sipping on one of those bottles. Bitter and hard at first but such a great beer. Since then Iíve had this beer every year since 2000. I felt this was more true than a random review of this beer. Since then I have hoarded it and done the whole vertical which is insanely dumb with a fresh hop IPA. There is also no Christmas spice in this so I wonít mention that either. Love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from pistŠchio bar, Sintra, Portugal. Color is dark oragen. Head is persistent and thin. Body is medium. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Aroma is hoppy, malty, bubblegum. Nice malty IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1116) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12oz bottle pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Big pine and hop aroma. Pine citrus taste with a perfect malt finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scootpolute (10) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Granted this one has been around forever. But the last few yearís offerings have been blah....This year, AWESOME!! Cheers to staying power!!! As far as holiday flavor, not much. As far as awesome IPA flavor, EVERYTHING!! Full balance with malts & hops. VERY WELL DONE!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Very popular, but I was expecting more with all the hype around it. Bright amber pour with an off white head. Lots of carbonation. Floral and piney hops and some earth, hay, and charcoal notes. Itís sharp and a little oily, with a good amount of bright, fresh hops. Ití an unoffensive and fairly satisfying fresh hop IPA, but not earth shattering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefftravis17 (25) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
For the price one the most satisfying ipa with that spice twist. So clean with just the right amount of crisp bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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