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RATINGS: 3571   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2005
This is my favorite christmas time brew. I look forward to when this comes out every year. Such a tastey beer, flowery holiday taste. In a class all its own really. Try this next christmas for sure!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Interesting choice to put out an IPA as a winter seasonal brew--I love it. Typical Sierra Nevada floral aromatics with really great crisp hops notes. Medium mouth feel bolstered by the higher alcohol makes for a really positive drinking experience--try on tap.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
brkc (11) - USA - APR 16, 2005
Im not a big hops fan but the hops in this is just so over the top that I drank about 2 sips and dumped it down the drain. I cant think of a beer that I like less.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2005
Fierce, alcoholic Californian IPA (6.8%). Poured an amber colour, with a moderate head that laced well. Zinging aroma of gin and tonic and lemon cough drops, with an underlay of sweet spices. Oily mouthfeel. Full of lemony hops, with a classic US IPA bitter finish. Fiercely bitter. Plenty of warming alcohol. To be honest, I found this challenging until the hops had bludgeoned my palate into submission. By the end of the glass, I was a convert. (Bottle, 2001 vintage)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 Great beer. Reminds me of SNPA but hopped up (no pun intended) on steroids. Very flowery bouquet of hops and pine also sweet and bitter. Complex but smooth . Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Hazy amber with a light tawny pour. Short but ver well lacing rocky white head. Hop flowers, grapefruit, salt water, toffee aroma. Hop juice, nutty malt, toasty. Very warming. Very green bitterness. Some molases and brown sugar. Finish smooths out, but still has a biting acidic long end to it. Very appetizing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2005
Draft, shaker. Strong pine and citrus (grapefruit) hop aroma. Malt profile is of bread and grain. Rich copper hue with a nice, tight, creamy, white head thats well lasting. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: a solid (and one of my favorite) IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle. Brilliant amber in colour with an off white head and very nice lace. The aroma was a beautiful balance of piney hops caramel malt and cookies. The flavour had lots of hops, pine, grapefruit (lots), malt (cookie dough). Very well balanced, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a long hoppy bitterness. Thanks for the beer Rastacouere.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Not my hundredth beer. I found some missing notes to enter. I had this a couple months back. 2004 vintage. Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, sweet malt. Appearance: Very bubbly. Thick foamy head with good lacing. Off-white. Nice gold/copper color. Flavor: Bitter grapefruit, mild peatiness, orange-style (not taste) sweetness. A bit dry with a lingering aftertaste. Moderate palate that is sticky and very carbonated.

Resample: The flavor is a wonderous hoppy/malty taste that is very smooth and crisp. Refreshing and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Beautiful deep amber pour, nice white head. Aroma of piney hops. There is some malt sweetness. You can always tell a SN beer, they are all pretty similar in flavor. In any case, a tasty beer. And hard to beat $8 for a six pack of good, 6.8% IPA.


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