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RATINGS: 3530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


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4
   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!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some herbs and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, malty bread, spices, some earthly notes, grapefruit. Flavour add dried fruits and some nuts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Deep red with bubbly white head. Citrus, caramel and burnt sugar. Sweet, harsh tea and green finish. Overall: nope. Where’s the hops?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (916) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
Mørk gylden med høyt hvitt skum. Aroma av humle og karamell. Smaker søt, så en vag bitterhet. Bær av noe slag? Medium konsistens.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016

Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapd Jostein med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,8%, Når@28.07.2016
Drukket Som Alias@Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4796) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
On bottle from Vimonopolet Norway. Deep golden color, slightly hazy with good foam. Medium/high Aroma intensity; hops, caramel, malt and some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, Ok bitterness - ends up a little Bit too sweet. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle. Hazy dark amber with nice lasting head. Aroma is caramalt, pine, floral and malt. Taste is much like the aroma but the malty parts stands out. For beeing a malty ipa I think its very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (908) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. 2015 version, in other words, way too old... Pours close to clear copper. Medium sized, slightly orange head. Malt, orange and some metallic nose. Malt, herbs, some grapefruit, resin and pine flavour. Bitter. Medium, oily body, soft carbonation. Sadly, too old.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1753) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, citrus, spice, wood, spice, pine and grass. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.


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