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RATINGS: 3524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a red/orange with abundant head. Fresh hop aroma right off the bat. Resinous, pine, and citrus notes are all present with a slight sweet malt too. Harmonious balance between the piney resinous hop bitterness and the malt backbone. Lingering flavors. One of the top beers to drink and one to look forward too every year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (427) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 23, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (863) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1618) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, citrus, spice, wood, spice, pine and grass. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (594) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 26, 2016
Aroma: caramel, pine, some red berries. Taste: moderate sweet and below moderate bitterness. Flavour: candied fruits, hops, caramel. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (307) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle poured into nosing glass, pours amber with thick white head. Nose is mango, Passion fruit typical westcoast style IPA lots of fruityness. Taste is intense bitter fruity slightly alcoholic. Finish is light fruity astringent with grassy subnotes... Good one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2407) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle, Nov 2015. Amber color with big head. Aroma is herbal hops, piney, resinous, toasty malts. Taste is the same, quite bitter, nice toasty malt body. Bittersweet finish. More English than I would have expected from an American Fresh Hop IPA... Okay though. Why is this still within its European best before date?

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (552) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
Das Celebration Fresh Hop IPA 2015 aus der Flasche vom Händler des Vertrauens. Fast kupferfarben mit massiver, nahezu undurchdringlicher Schaumkrone im Glas. Feine Pinien- und Zitrusaromen im Antrunk und auch später. Wenig Restbittre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (395) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
I took this for a wet hop ipa and drinking it just half changed my mind: aromas of ripe pineapple and a kind of wet hopped aspect to it, with its peppery and subtle honey notes. Taste brings more pineapple, honey and pepper. Very pronounced bitterness at the finish. Some alcohol fumes. Interesting flavour profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7384) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
2015er edition. Fresh intense floral beginning. Lots of fruity hops. Grassy floral hops. Pine with a nice malty body. The aftertaste is floral malty smooth, great round with a moderate bitterness.


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