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RATINGS: 3264   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerIamBlog (20) - - DEC 30, 2012
Solid beer. Nice hop flavor. Better than I expected. I prefer this over the pale ale. - check out more at www.beeriam.com


3.6
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (656) - 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.

4
   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!

4.7
   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

3.8
   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).

4.8
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (193) - - NOV 16, 2014
Look: pours a very clear light copper. Off white head. Very thick lacing. Smell: very sweet aroma. Piney. Light citrus. Tropical fruit. Taste: piney. Light onion. Grass. Feel: dry. Medium carbonation. Overall: not a bad beer. Looking for stronger fruit taste. Not as strong of a west coast ipa as I thought. First drank: home 11/15/14

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hop__head (16) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Very nice hop aroma. Red in color with very nice soapy lacing that lasts throughout. Very dangerously crushable ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Picked up a sixer as I felt this was a popular seasonal that I had yet to enjoy. Bottle pours a deep copper with good carbonation and a deep white head. The lacing here is fantastic. Clings satisfyingly to the glass. A really well balanced fresh hop IPA. The amount of balance between the hops and caramel malts along with a bitter back end is remarkable. Lots to celebrate here.


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