penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a gorgeous almost inch and a half of head and awesome lacing all the way down. The smell is of citrus hops and toast. The first taste to hit the tongue is the citrus hops followed by more piny hops. The malty breadyness follows almost immediately and blends with the hops with just a touch of spice to make for a nice, smooth finish. This one is just about perfect in the mouth if not just a tad heavy on the carbonation. Man I love this beer. Definitely one of the best IPAs I’ve had in a while and hits just right on a cold Buffalo day.
Saeglopur (489) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de
Copper, moderate hazy body, with a big, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet berries, peach, some tropical fruits, biscuit, some bubblegum, soap.
Tastes of citrus candy, pine, peach, berries, orange, biscuit, black tea, some spices and wood.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, subtly sweet malty, a bit dry, piney, quite zesty, a bit spicy.
Very tasty! Surprisingly malty, while there are still loads of fruity and piney hops. Pretty unique, with a very distinctive, bitter-sweet-spicy balance, that on the one hand fits the christmas season perfectly and on the other hand makes this an easily recognisable beer, I guess. Overall even better than I expected!
samsmith33 (439) - - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at wildflowers too.
A bit flat.
Taste: soapy , Ashy, Spice, caramel.
weissjoh (10) - Freising, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Celebration Fresh Hop Ale. So muss ein Fresh Hop sein, ausgeprägte Hopfennote, frisch. Sehr gut.
angelkostvo (723) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, soap. Taste is light to medium , slightly sweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation.
spatenfan (38) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Sweet piney arroma. Appearance light reddish with an off white head. Taste sweet with a low citrusy aftertaste.
Rune (8587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle, vintage 2013, from a forgotten place in my cellar. Thanks to djoeye. Rocky off-white head blanketing the glass. Close to clear amber coloured body. Mid-sweet grapefruit, wood, and brown malts on the nose. Mild spiced dried fruits, citrus peels, caramel and bread are present to the taste buds. Smooth leafy hop bitterness to the finish. Pleasing and with fine drinkability (Tromsø 29.01.2015).
Xavalias (181) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle labelled "2014" from a Wild Plum shop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Pours orange-amber with a nice persisting, off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Lots of hops here, with citrus, grapefruit, pine on strong malt base that balances the heavy bitterness. The taste is heavy bitter with a smooth, full body, not unlike an IIPA.
Ferris (5272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Fresh Woody and leafy notes. Clear gold with a rich white head. Woody, vegative and bitter with some pale malts. This tastes a bit old and stale, will try again.
ibbjos08 (4) - USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let’s dispense with the pretenses and admit that despite its size, Sierra Nevada puts out a great product . Celebration is no exception. 2-3 of these will have you flying high. The taste for me isn’t quite as good as the Torpedo double IPA. It’s a little spicier, but it’s nice to have a season alternative to Torpedo.
Jared_Clifton (13) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Light to medium body. A good amount of bitterness from the hops with hints of citrus, ginger and nutmeg and finishes sweet.