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RATINGS: 3272   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.


Fatehunter's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1340) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Amber color, transparent with a big inch and half of white head. I smell hops, but it is not the citrus scent that normally goes with the hops. Unique smell for an IPA and in a good way. Tastes a little malty at the beginning but hops quickly take over. It ends with a nice biting bitterness. Crisp and light body at first, followed by a little softer texture. Moderate to higher carbonation. Now, after a few drinks of this the carbonation is a bit annoying. A good IPA. As a winter seasonal I tend to pick maltier beers over hoppy ones, but that is just a personal preference.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terefere (234) - Durham, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber, hazy, sligthly tan frothy head, decent lacing. Faint aroma: hoppy/citrusy, some fruitiness, milk (?). Taste: bread & caramel, grapefruit, spruce, tropical fruits, spices. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1103) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, a bit of spice, and some fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
humanekt (4) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
I REALLY like this beer. One of my all-time favorite IPAs is Smuttynose (Finestkind), and Celebration is right up there, but with a darker, richer, spicier character. Hoppy with a perfectly delicious bitter finish, A great holiday season/winter IPA that could easily be enjoyed year-round.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (193) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Nice looking amber beer with a thick foamy off white head. Rather tepid nose of light citrus, candied orange peel, and hints of spice, but you have to really search for it. Thankfully, the flavor is more pronounced with a resinous hop bite up front followed by light caramel malt that finishes with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear orange with a 3-finger off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and hay. Taste of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and floral hops. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 2011 and 2013 -- This is a nice spicy beer with some bright hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (666) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 0,355L. Foggy orange colour with large off-white, frothy head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits - pineapple, tangerine, orange, peach and honey. Taste starts moderate bitter with a lot of grapefruit and orange. Finish is heavy bitter. Medium body, dry texture and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Wonderful beer for Christmas. Lots of malts and hops that have given this beer and complex mix that comes across so smooth and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delnoche (454) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12fl oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Deep amber with ample off white head. Aroma is fresh flowery hops. Lots of citrus in the flavor with strong hops on the back end. Lasting bitter finish. Yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (658) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber-gold, with medium head. Floral aroma, with pine and citrus--very fresh and biting. Flavor is very bitter-pine, some citrus, a good bit of underlying malt sweetness. Really nice IPA.


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