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RATINGS: 3494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2002 edition. Just had my first taste of the season. It made me want to sing "America, the Beautiful!" This is an All American Beer. Donít wait for the hops to mellow out, drink it now. A wonderful brew!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (352) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
A: Amber coloured, huge off white head N: Floral, caramel, lots of hops, hint of liqourice T: Decent bitterness, quite deep wooden flavour. O: Lots more malty than expected. Still a good beer though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (360) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass Appearance: pours a 3" pillowy off white head that falls very slowly and leaves abundant lacing behind. Color is cloudy reddish-amber. Aroma: strong pine and citrus dominate but there is an evident malt in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, viscous and quite sticky with a quite dry finish. Flavor: fine balance between the hop notes with a bready-sweet malt. Overall: extremely well done. I am a rare IPA drinker but this one is definitely worth having.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (255) - - FEB 1, 2016
Aromas of lemon rinds and caramel. Taste is lemon rind, red grapefruit, caramel malts, and some peppery biscuits.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (264) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head. Aroma is earthy and grassy. Taste is grassy hops with a nice maltiness to go with a pleasing bitterness. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuchessOfIowa (142) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Ruby mahagony Brown hue with medium vanilla head. Spicy malt flavor with citrus, pepper, and slight juniper. Like the subtle bitterness balanced with the malt. Still has a nice dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2016
Sierra Nevada Hop Celebration 2015 This fresh hop winter IPA pours a deeper russet gold that kind of makes me think of Aki no Kimagure. Itís got a great fragrant hop bouquet juicy fruits(mangoes & guava) with minty lemon as well. Nice full body and very bitter hitting you with a pine whallop, then a hearty dose of fruits and finishing with a nod towards the malts. Even though itís bitter it remains balanced good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 19, 2016
33cl bottle cloudy dark orange~brown colored aroma full of hop, grass taste malty, dry finish with less bitterness drinkable IPA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Tap at Saddle & Sabre. Light copper color with white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Slightly piney aroma and taste with caramel, grapefruit and floral notes. Well balanced, warming and quite pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnokaBrewer (149) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Strong hop aroma that changes as it warms. Starts out hoppy with citrus and pine, gets more earthy as it goes. Sweet flavor at first with a bitter finish that lingers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidezdonz (141) - , HONG KONG - JAN 12, 2016
A 12 fl oz bottle with a packaged date of 19th October 2015. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear dark copper colour with a two finger cream coloured head that had great retention and left lots of nice lacing. Aromas are citrusy lemon, apple, piney hops and sweet but slight biscuit malts. There was also some herbal and spice here and there. Tastes of light citrus and hop bitterness before it kicks in with some strong maltiness and surprising booze but nice spice. Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was definitely more malty and boozy than I expected (and not in a good way). However, I will retry this again to make sure, but at the moment, I definitely prefer Hop Hunter and Torpedo IPA over this.


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