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RATINGS: 3307   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
This beer has the most bombastic yet pleasant aroma of any beer I have drank. The pour is amber with a slight copper/tan tint to the head. The taste is full and the malt asserts itself through all the layers of hop. The beer is well balanced and enjoyable but not necessarily sessionable due to its heaviness. A great sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (78) - - DEC 2, 2014
Amber in color. Moderate carbonation. Some toffee malt flavors but definitely citrus hops. Sweet scent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (489) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Amazing that I haven’t rated this yet. I have enjoyed this since before it was cool to drink craft beer, and before this was a "fresh hop beer". I always waited around for this to come out and would quickly grab a case. Pours a cooper color, with floral hop aroma. Flavor was more of the same with a nice bitterness throughout. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2272) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear dark amber, 1" off-white head, streaks and bands of lace. Aroma of malt and bitter citrus. Taste is sweet malt that grows through the palate, bursting into the swallow, then yielding to good medium hops in the finish, the two sides intermingling nicely. A solid, tasty brew. Highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtroyer99 (10) - Twinsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Malty, banana bread aroma, nice dark amber appearance, nice suds, some hop in the taste. Smooth. Good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terefere (237) - Durham, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber, hazy, sligthly tan frothy head, decent lacing. Faint aroma: hoppy/citrusy, some fruitiness, milk (?). Taste: bread & caramel, grapefruit, spruce, tropical fruits, spices. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1116) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, a bit of spice, and some fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
humanekt (4) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
I REALLY like this beer. One of my all-time favorite IPAs is Smuttynose (Finestkind), and Celebration is right up there, but with a darker, richer, spicier character. Hoppy with a perfectly delicious bitter finish, A great holiday season/winter IPA that could easily be enjoyed year-round.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (199) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Nice looking amber beer with a thick foamy off white head. Rather tepid nose of light citrus, candied orange peel, and hints of spice, but you have to really search for it. Thankfully, the flavor is more pronounced with a resinous hop bite up front followed by light caramel malt that finishes with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2066) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear orange with a 3-finger off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and hay. Taste of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and floral hops. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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