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RATINGS: 3226   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1369) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 This is a wonderful beer. It starts out with an aroma of hops with a hint of spice. After pouring it, you get a dark amber ale, with minor cloudiness. The taste is of a good IPA balanced with some traditional winter spice. This is definitively one that I am recommending to those I know. I have also cellered several bottles of it to see how it turns out. When I try those, I will update this rating. [Update - 6 month old bottle] Hops still present in the beer, but a toasty smell of malts is now the main note in the aroma. Pours out amber with a large off white head that grows quickly, then fades to a craggy head. The flavor is still has a strong citrus hop presence, but the malts are starting to come out and play, with tastes of caramel. I’ll keep updating this as I open more as time goes on. (Update - 1 Year old bottle) Not much hops left in the aroma. More of a toasty aroma, with just a touch of caramel lingering behind. Still pours with a giant head that fades to a craggy off-white head. Hop bitterness has almost entirely faded out, and gone over to a more malt flavor. Predominant flavors being toast and caramel. Tastes more like an Oktoberfest then an IPA at this point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1450) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Amber colour, creamy white foam. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel and honey. Sweet with bitter hoppy finish. Very drinnkable and good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Great brew had in bottle...rich malts amber in color great use of PNW hops...real fresh and hoppy tasting...I loved way malts back this one up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i think this beer is quite a bit better than their regular ipa or flagship pale ale. it’s got a better aroma, and a nicer all around, hoppy flavor. their second best beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (43) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
Little foam top. Fresh first mouthful. Heavy bitter finish. Looks like a Christmas beer but doesn’t taste like one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - OCT 6, 2014
Cloudy amber color, average sized off white head. Lots of sediment. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Nice thick body, it feels like it’s 10%, not 7%. Aroma of pine, tropical fruits, citrus. Medium sweet, medium bitter taste. Nice and long bitter finish. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (89) - Istanbul, TURKEY - OCT 5, 2014
Şişe, delirium bar Brüksel.28/09/14. Bronz koyu bir renk, ortam karanlık ama bardakta gazlı görebildiğim kadarı ile. Köpük kırık beyaz ve bronza yakın renkte.. Koku tazelik.. yeni kesilmiş çimen, taze otlar, tatlı malt, ferah bir Pale ale-ipa Tadım başta yumuşak, dolgun bir Pale ale gibi başlıyor, ağızda malt hafif baharat tınıları hissediliyor ancak sonrasında aroma (şerbetçiotu aromaları) ve hemen ardından acılık her saniye artıyor ve dili damağı sarıyor. Bitirişi bir Dipa havası ile yapıyor. Oldukça başarılı bir bira...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, served in a stem glass. Pours clear orange-amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big piney hops, along with caramel, biscuit malts, and subtle citrus. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout, with resinous, piney hops balanced with loads of caramel and biscuity malts. The flavour is long and moderately bitter with a piney-spicy quality. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a very nice robust IPA that stands up to winter nicely. 2014-09-30

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (43) - - SEP 30, 2014
Mörk orange/guld färg. En öl helt i min smak! Riktigt bra. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1385) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo ma kolor bursztynowej pomarańczy. Piana jest średniej wielkości o kolorze kości słoniowej. NOS : bardzo przyjemny zapach zdominowany piernym słodem o nutach tarty, piklowanym imbirem. delikatnie gotowanymi wiśniami. Do tego pomarańcza i cynamon, dojrzale mango i ananas, grejpfrut. USTA : piwo jest symbolicznie nasycone i puszyste o tłustej teksturze. Świetnie (czytaj nudno) wyważone pomiędzy gorzkimi nutami chmielów amerykańskich a słodkimi nutami słodu z lekką dominacją słodkiej tarty. Występuje również lekka pikantność przypominająca cynamon, imbir i skórkę pomarańczy. W posmaku jest umiarkowane lecz wciąż delikatnie pierne. Można wyczuć tym razem bardziej grejpfruta. ODCZUCIA : Piwo jest smaczne ale bez zaskoczenia. Bardzo kompromisowe ale bezbłędne i przyczepiam się do niego na siłę. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
supersournhops (21) - - SEP 19, 2014
Real thick pour, some decent hops, a little sweet maltiness, somewhat bitter....OK

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