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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (99) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I'm rating this the day after drinking it so I won't try to describe exact color, aroma, etc. overall great beer. Aroma was excellent dank, wet hops balanced perfectly by the rich malt backbone. I thought it was very well done and would be excited if I brewed something that good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (333) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is strong citrus. Taste is strong at first with notes of citrus and malt. Aftertaste is bitter and lingers forever. Very hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Star80 (36) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2014 edition. Tastes like some sweet caramel malts, grapefruit and pine. Not nearly as into this beer as I was years ago but still a classic I look forward to every year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (440) - - JAN 2, 2015
Citrus hope at the nose. Taste is bitter and hoppy. MAybe not too complexed but good enough :) Dry bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (754) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
On keg at a pub in Borough Market. Descent white lacing. Esb/barely wine type appearance.. Aroma is fresh dough, grains, barely, some nice perfume. Taste is a little chalky, barely, blackcurrants, heart warming alcohol, chico sickly sweetness from the yeast. I feel mine was a bit old. I also prefer the IPAs in London to this profile. I’m sorry!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (369) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
Celebration 2013, bue 2 mois après la DLUO. Belle couleur ambrée/rousse, trouble, mousse blanche d’un cm avec des reflets orangés qui se tient très bien et laisse une dentelle sur le verre. Premier nez de fruits rouges : fraises et framboises. Second nez sur les houblons résineux. Et enfin du caramel et des épices. Bouche amère sur les houblons résineux et épicés, pins, caramel, fruits rouges. Belle texture légèrement liquoreuse, bonne carbo, belle longeur. Très bonne IPA qui reste excellente malgré la date dépassée, j’ai hâte de la regouter dans des conditions optimales !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryrpat (163) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
I wish I discovered this sooner in the winter season. Delightful winter ipa. Fresh piney taste and awesome amber color. Can't wait to get this next season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Nice red color with a foamy head. Hops and resin and sticky and a bit bitter on the back end. Solid but I prefer citrus in my IPAs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LGKdude (9) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Apparently I'm not an IPA guy. This beer was good for an IPA, not insanely hoppy, but still too hoppy for my tastes. A bit too bitter in the back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (399) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Amber and cloudy, a one finger white head. Fresh hoppy, pine, orange aroma. Taste is orange, hop bitterness, creamy malt, pineapple hints, lemon, medium to full mouthfeel. Tasty.

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