RATINGS: 3563   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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StoutsRights (10) - USA - FEB 25, 2005
’04 Bottle. Same as ’03. Bitter like an IPA, but not so pale. More fruit flavors than the style usually suggests. Strong pine flavor, with some citrus. Bitter finish. I like how it all comes together.

ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2005
Cloudy amber colour with a dense off white head. Complex aroma that starts malty before the fruity hoppy bitterness kicks inn. Flavor is mostly hoppy with some grapefruit, long dry bitter finish. Nice IPA!

ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2005
35.5 cl bottle. 2004 vintage. Served in Nørrebro Bryghus IPA glass. Faintly hazy amber gold. Big, long-lived, off-white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is deliciously hopped (citrus, pine needles, resin) and pleasantly sweetish. The flavor is superbly balanced between citrusy, resiny hops, and solid, malty sweetness. Long, deliciously bitter and very dry finish. Nicely full mouthfeel. Very drinkable. A sublime IPA.

jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2005
( 04’ 12 oz bottle) Pours red amber with frothy head that lasts. Smells strongly of hops and pine. Tastes strongly of resins and grapefruit. Bitter (not to much) and strong aftertaste. Another good one from SN. Wish the alcohol was a bit higher though.

Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
This was an ’04 on tap at O’Brien’s. The aroma was piney & citrusy w/ hints of flowers and a slight light fruit sweetness. The flavor was full of grapefruits and pine w/ a slight light fruit appeal. The beer poured a brownish orange color w/ very slight head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated w/ great bitterness.

Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour,small head,aroma of hops and peach,taste is of hops and old fruit.

Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
Bottle. Amber-red colour with small head. Sweet, flowers, pine, resinous, bitter. Flavors don’t melt together well imo. Medium body.

DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
Very Nice. I really liked this. Very bitter but it immedietly grows on you. Hides the 7% abv very well and it sneaks up on you at the end of a 6pack. Overall really nice

Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
Nice floral aroma. Appearance is yellow, medium head. Flavor is very bitter, too bitter. A bit thin.

Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Jan 08 Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Much better this time. Good hop aromas, some grainy malts and without the astringency I found before. 3.6
Feb 05 Bottle. Spicy pine aromas. Pine grows leaving a piney astringency. Strength apparent with lots of bitterness. 2.8

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