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RATINGS: 3563   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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4.7
cwill (92) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Rich deep amber complexion. Almost looks like a marzen. Off white sticky head leaving plenty of lacing. The aroma is fantastic. On the palate, the raw hoppy character hits you first followed by a malty sweetness. I got a little lemon rind and pine. Creamy mouth feel with a dry finish. Outstanding winter IPA.

4.4
mjmoen (534) - - JAN 7, 2017
B+. Pours a murky copper color with white head. Well balanced and good flavor

3.6
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle pours a clear copper with a two-finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet hop. Flavor is a decent standard hop and malt. Nothing really notable. Bitterness is mild and aftertaste is pleasant.

3.8
commonmac (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle purchased at France 44 and consumed with blonderedhead. Served up in a tulip style glass. Nose is a pleasant hoppy citrus and pine combination. Leads one to believe it’s going to be very fresh. Pours a copper/amber hue. Taste is obviously hop forward like most Sierra Nevada offerings. A malty characteristic kicks things off with a caramel sweetness before giving way to a hop bomb. There is a resiny quality that comes heavily into play in its mouthfeel. Finish is aggressively hops and it lingers for quite awhile. Good overall and a quality choice as a winter seasonal.

3.6
Johnstledger8 (1190) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with a lasting foamy off white head. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, orange, caramel. Taste is of pine, caramel, grapefruit, bread, hint of tropical fruits. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

3.4
GarageBrewer80 (524) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad kulör med orangevitt skum. Doft av citrus och rostad malt. Halvsöt kropp med mediumbeska och lätt bitter avslutning. Smak av citrus, torkade aprikoser och rostad karramemalt.

3.4
Mister_Li (1371) - GERMANY - DEC 29, 2016
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, leicht fruchtig, Grapefruit, etwas Kiefer, leicht bitter.

4.1
mrjez (619) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle from Taniguchi. Pours bronze with a light beige head soapy like sea foam. Has a toasted malt aroma, floral hopping, pine, brown bread, light chocolate. Toasty flavour too, wheat crackers, light caramel, pine hops. Drinks wonderfully, creamy body with good carbonation, moderate bitterness, quite full. A no-nonsense beer that does what satisfying beer should - has all the parts to make it go down well.

3.8
Chadhami (138) - - DEC 17, 2016
Nothing says Christmas like a Sierra holiday brew. Definitely full of that IPA hop.

2.9
dysenteri (323) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle. Hazy reddish brownish color with minimum white head. Not much aroma, passionfruit, citrus, malts. Bubblegum. Light mouthfeel, small sweetness with kinda harsh bitterness in the back.


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