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RATINGS: 3426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Celebration is a holiday/winter tradition in a glass! Whether you’re enjoying this by itself or with any holiday meal Celebration is a no brainer go-to! (INSERT RANT!) This really is an ale that demands the proper glass to enjoy all it’s potential! Get yourself a Spiegelau IPA glass or my favorite an oversized Barolo wine tulip, let the ale warm a bit and now you’re workin! To the review. The aroma is earthy pine hops with hints of lemony citrus. As it warms you’ll pick up scents of cinnamon, clove and a bit of pineapple. The malts have a nice interplay of light caramel, light honey and biscuit. Not the most aromatic IPA but solid and pleasing. The first sip gives a juicy bitter hop rush before the barely balancing sweet malts come in. The hops do their work on the palate. Providing a good grip on the back of the throat and yet an almost slate like feel on the roof of the mouth.Oh the pine! There’s a long lasting finish but the sweetness does become more pronounced as you linger over the ale. Of course there is that signature Sierra Nevada bright crispness. Sierra Nevada coaxes a host of complex flavors from the hop profile, all of which virtually scream the things we associate with the holidays. I love this beer, but where Celebration really shines is when it’s paired with all of your traditional seasonal foods. Grab a plate of dark meat with dressing and gravy, maybe some yams and cranberry sauce with a warm buttered biscuit. Don’t forget the pumpkin, apple or pecan pie! Then in turn see how Celebration either heightens or compliments each bite. Yum..I want to go to there!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
One of my favorite brews. So big and complex, curious it is mentioned an IPA. So much more in malts here than a typical IPA. Biscuit and toast along with the big huge pine hops. Great complex finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; light copper pour with a creamy beige head, aroma has caramel plus some hints of pine, taste has caramel, mellow pine, some grapefruit, quite a bit of malt action, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (210) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Orange copper beer with white head. Heavy malty body with piney hop character. Bitter finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle on 01/08/2015. Hazy reddish brown colour with a thickish beige coloured head. Sweet aroma of fruit, pine, spices and malt. Medium bodied and carbonation. Rich flavour, although a little on the sweet side of biscuit, malt, fruit and lots of hops. Nice bitter hoppy finish. A nice ale to sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (208) - - JUL 31, 2015
Served on tap. Red Orange with a thick white head. Orange melon hops aroma. Medium heavy body. Malt hops citrus bitter flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Amber with off white head - Fruity hop aroma - Good malt body with some caramel notes with a good hop profile with fruity tones and hints of peppers - Fruity hop finish that has some pepper in the back - This was nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Black Swan, post CBC - fuzzy amber coloured pour with white head. Tropical and citrus fruity, hoppy and malty, some caramel, toffee, orange, pine, grapefruit, bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (349) - - JUL 3, 2015
Inget är som det borde. Jorden ruckas en aning ur sin bana för här här vi ett Sierra-öl som inte får hjärna och hjärta att slå frivolter av lycka. Men så har Sierra en helt egen måttstock som är lite mer kräset kalibrerad än alla andras. Det här kan med andra ord vara en braksucce, förklädd i en annan etikett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
villevav (364) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Punertava väri, tiheä luonnonvalkea vaahto.Tuoksussa märkää nahkatakkia ja sitruksista humalaa. Maultaan maltainen, katkera ja täyteläinen. Tasapainoinen ja suutuntumaltaan virkistävä olut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a khaki head; aroma is caramel, grapefruit, and malt; taste is malt, citrus, caramel, and a hint of spice; finish is bitter with some spice notes; nice IPA

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