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RATINGS: 3267   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (899) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Re-review: Stubby 12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass. Clear ruby-brown color with very thin light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and grapefruity/piney hops. Taste adds notes of faint spiciness and tropical fruity bitterness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, soft, creamy with grapefruit bitter finish. A solid seasonal IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (506) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (663) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delnoche (453) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (657) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a bright, clear amber with a small head. Citrus hop aromas and sweet malts. Taste is oranges, hay, pine and grapefruit. Moderately bittered, yet ultimately very smooth. Very fresh tasting. Great IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertLiley1 (24) - - NOV 19, 2014
Nice and malty with a smooth hops finish... Pours extremely thick and dark with a nice head and awesome lacing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2014 Total Score: 4.6
Very malty with a nice hop backing... Not to over powering. Pours very thick with a nice head and excellent lacing. One of my fav holiday beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
I am rating the 2014 version, poured from a bottle. Pours somewhere between a dark golden and light brown color. Head isn’t that large, but is a nice white color and comprised of tiny bubbles that stick around for quite a long time. Light aroma of pine and grass. Nice, full bodied flavor. Start rich and creamy in the mouth and finishes with a subtle but noticeable sour hop finish. Flavor is not overpowering but is well developed and the different flavors blend together nicely. Honestly, I think the aroma may be the weakest point of this beer, which is odd for an IPA. This a very solid beer and I’m happy to drink this type of IPA when it’s cold outside (like tonight).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arcadia (23) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a beautiful hazy amber with a perfect frothy head and some great lacing as well. Aromas are a glorious combination of pine, citrus, and flower. Taste is sweet at first with a strong bitter finish with staying power. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy and utterly satisfying. This has been my favorite beer for years, now, and Sierra Nevada once again have reminded me why. I’ll be stocking up soon. Acquire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
COMRADEJOSH (304) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
A full pine hop aroma that goes well with the bready malt. Color is a deep orange almost amber with good lacing on the pour. Taste is citrus with a lot of pine notes from the hops but not an overpowering hop bomb. Balances well with the malt. Very refreshing and worth drinking again.

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