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RATINGS: 3532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dsw4b (5) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2009
This beer was an impulse buy prompted by a surprisingly low price. I took note of the brewery and little else. It should come as no surprise, then, that I expected a very malty beer with little hop presence and a very full body. It seems a large number of beers brewed for the holiday season fit into that mold. The initial aroma did little to convince me otherwise. My wife disagrees with the mild aroma assessment, so maybe Im imagining that (or have a cold or something). Anyway... Wow. Lurking beneath the mild aroma was a mouthful of hops. The body is medium-light and the head is soft and seems to last forever. But the hops... There is almost no balance contributed by the malts, and for me, that is a good thing. A little more in the area of aroma might be desired (if for no other reason but as a warning to unsuspecting drinkers), but overall, this could easily be my favorite beer for now. Had I known at the time of purchase that this beer was this good, I would have picked up a case or seven.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiery_1 (314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Draught @ Elizabeth Station. Pours a clear amber. Nose of sweet grain and malts. Flavour is essentially bitter hops with a slight malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
[backlog] 25-06-16 // bottle at Sixties, Mainz. Pours amber copper coloured. Sweet malty body, some barley. Some caramel. Then nice herbal bitter hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some herbs and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, herbs and bread. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, malty bread, spices, some earthly notes, grapefruit. Flavour add dried fruits and some nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Deep red with bubbly white head. Citrus, caramel and burnt sugar. Sweet, harsh tea and green finish. Overall: nope. Wheres the hops?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (922) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
Mrk gylden med hyt hvitt skum. Aroma av humle og karamell. Smaker st, s en vag bitterhet. Br av noe slag? Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3560) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016

Lukt: Citrus og karamell.
Utseende: Honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapd Jostein med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,8%, Nr@28.07.2016
Drukket Som Alias@Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4846) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
On bottle from Vimonopolet Norway. Deep golden color, slightly hazy with good foam. Medium/high Aroma intensity; hops, caramel, malt and some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, Ok bitterness - ends up a little Bit too sweet. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (469) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark orange color. Sweet caramel aromas, fruits and alcohol, some hops. Sweet bread taste, caramel, sugar and pine hops.

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