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RATINGS: 3531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled September 27, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a very nicely hued red/mahogany, great for the season, the slightly hazy body shows off some carbonation and there’s a medium sized very dense and frothy tan head that has lots of lacing and excellent retention.
Aroma: There’s a nice citrus and grassy hop profile and a bready backing, nice aroma here. It reminds me of baking while it’s snowing out.
Taste: The intro is a bit bland, maybe bready, spicey hop flavors make their way towards the mid-taste and become a nice piney bitterness by the finish. The bitterness is moderate at best and only lingers a second.
Palate: Medium bodied with a bready feel to it, nice feel to it.
Overall: Great job Sierra Nevada, excellent all-around. I just wish this were a bit fresher, but it just hit markets so it isn’t possible for us who have to buy retail. I like how it has ended up though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
[backlog] 25-06-16 // bottle at Sixties, Mainz. Pours amber copper coloured. Sweet malty body, some barley. Some caramel. Then nice herbal bitter hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2848) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1377) - 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (920) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3523) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4840) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (918) - 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.

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