RateBeer
overall
98
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (231) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from 2014. Really malty IPA. Butterscotch, bread, pine, caramel, some citrus and grass. Not that much taste to it. Medium sweet and medium bitterness. Going to open the next 2014 next year. Hope it develops over the year since it’s so malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (289) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home on 07/02. I carried on drinking, carried on chatting. Nothing was stopping me anymore until it all fell apart. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (291) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Poured from bottle, hazy red amber with high off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some citrus and pine. Taste is really bitter, balanced with a good sized malt body that’s a little sweet and a long bitter finish. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1942) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber with White head. Aroma of citrus and Pine. Flavour is very hop forward with a touch of caramel and a pleasant bitterness. Citrus and pine. Delicious

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
briandwagner (19) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pretty hazy but still really good. Nice and hoppy with a subtle fruity sweetness. Definitely could have been crisper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (351) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Aroma is a little hoppy but mainly leaning towards the maltier side with flowers and pine on top. The taste is medium bitter and it is a little thick in the mouthfeel. There is taste notes from sweet apricots and pine oil mixed with all kinds of darker berries and fruits. The finish is pleasant and comes with very mild spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtyhop (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
La Sierra Nevada Celebration nasce per festeggiare le vacanze invernali. Viene creata con un uso intenso di luppoli americani freschi. Questa Double Ipa vi stupirà per l’intenso e complesso aroma che sprigiona!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (351) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. 2012 Vintage, meaning i wont rate this as an IPA, it is now somewhere in the midlands between IPA and American strong ale. Usually it is one of few IPA:s i find worth aging for a year or so, although 3 years...i had no expectations
Pours an amber liquid with some particles, and a white head with really nice lacing. Resinous and tropical fruit aroma (pine apple, mango) with pine needles and backing malt/caramel/toffee/biscuits. Flavor is sweet with mango, pine apple, pine needles, maltiness, caramel. Aftertaste has a clean and sharp bitterness with grape fruit lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lawger (197) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours chestnut brown with big off-white head. Nice bouquet with balanced malty and hoppy aromas, some pine cones, herbs, a slight hint of tropical fruits and grains. The palate is predominantly malty with some caramelly notes. Medium bodied, good freshness and only moderate bitterness. Nice, british style IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (110) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden brown drawing slightly towards red-ish with large airy cream white head. Warm resiny grassy citrusy aroma with some sweetness. Initial light bitterness leaving way to somewhat roasted, chewy malts finally passing to lasting bitterness. Not very fruity but a nice hoppier winter ale.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 341


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50