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RATINGS: 3229   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 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewslurp (18) - - AUG 13, 2009
This is truly a great IPA. I put this up against 60 min. IPA and Hop Devil and this one was the best IMO. They should make it year long. Iím rating this from memory, so I wonít go into details. Just try it, you love it. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ITSAPLEASURE (1) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
2014 is a good brew year. Good looking dark amber color offset by a quarter inch white header. Smooth taste-Nice piney and crisp feel in the mouth. If you are looking for a hop bomb this is not it. But it is a very good and nice beer to enjoy with company.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (156) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2 full fingers of white fluffy head. Nice copper color with immediate lacing. Aroma is lots of grapefruit and some pine. Taste is much the same very clean with lemon and grapefruit. Slight alcohol warmth ont eh back end.This is a world class IPA that often gets overlooked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (673) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle @ home from Saveur-biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small heavy white foam. Really nice. Smell: grassy and hoppy domination small woody and forest nose. Taste: high hoppy taste with good caramel notes and malty well balanced. Aftertaste: nice wet bitterness. Really nice beer. I recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - 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 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i think this beer is quite a bit better than their regular ipa or flagship pale ale. itís 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 (46) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
Little foam top. Fresh first mouthful. Heavy bitter finish. Looks like a Christmas beer but doesnít 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 itís 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 (1169) - 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

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