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RATINGS: 3406   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.


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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (89) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2015
A nice, dark amber colour, bordering on red ale colours with a creamy beige head. Beautiful hoppy aroma, lots of sweet malt scents with hints of cinnamon and a piney undertone. Very malty, biscuit and toffee to taste with a pine and citrus pinch as a result of the hops. Well balanced. A nice velvety finish, creamy almost. Subtle carbonation and those malts make for a melt in your mouth crescendo.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamedra (625) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2015
Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je příjemně chlebové s jemným závanem zrajícího sýra. Pěna je zlato bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je sytě měděná a jemně kalná. Chuť je bohatá, má příjemný sladový základ s chutným komponentem šťávy z exotického ovoce a jemným nádechem vlašských ořechů, finiš je příjemně chmelově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jaká to lahodná IPA, opravdu velmi povedené pivo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (138) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I liked this better than their regular IPA as well, maybe not as hoppy with some spices added instead to make it a tad sweeter. May be better than their regular pale ale as well. Pours a redish-copper color. A nice bitter-sweet flavor. A decent seasonal winter brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2015
Amber color, off-white head. Grapefruit nose, caramel, lemon, hints of peach and passion fruit. Grapefruit taste, resin, light sweetness, moderate bitterness, caramel, rich malty. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3620) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at home from drinkstore
hazy dark amber with dense beige head. Light peach and orange pith, herbal bitterness, full body moderate carbonation, dry finish. Unfortunately past its best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (269) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Deep orange colored and a little hazy beer with a huge 4-finger high beige, fluffy, head. A LOT of lacing stays on the glass! Nose: Tropical fruit, orange marmelade, caramel malt, bread and pine. Taste: Bitter hops, dried fruit, red berries, pine, caramel malt and grapefruit. Body: Medium body and carbonation. Great taste with balanced bitterness and sweetness. Great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4495) - rřdovre, DENMARK - APR 1, 2015
Bottle.Amber colour with medium head.Aroma is fruity of dark dried frutis hops and roasted caramel malty and bready with good medium body and hint of hops and barley malt.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (536) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..copper color with fluffy white head...aroma of pine,resin,spices..spicy,hoppy but just didn’t do much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1120) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Biervana, Munich, 27th March 15. Pours dark amber, big head that dissipates, aroma is a bit metallic. Taste is better though, good sweet malt and hops, lingering bitter hop finish. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
10.1.2015. Copper orange. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, resin, tropical fruits. Taste has caramel, piny and resinous hops, grapefruit, grass. Lingering grassy bitterness. Solid balanced IPA with early sweetness and lingering bitterness.


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