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RATINGS: 3566   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blkckd5150 (2) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2016 does not count
Sierra Nevada brews their Celebration even better than the year before. Its a tribute to the Brewers did they get it right and youre after year

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonshaugen (513) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2016
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Very hazy, dark golden reddish amber, lots of powdery sediments, thick beige head, fantastic lacing, low carbonation. Not much hops to the nose, but great caramelly dark malts coming through. Mouthfeel is creamy, dry at the end. Taste is sweet, malty and somehow some dark fruits at the back.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (238) - - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a dense, bubbly off white head. Heavy lacing. Aromas are pine, toffee, sourdough bread, and florals. Some earthiness, hop bitterness primarily in the finish, caramel, grapefruit, dried sweet fruits, and grass. Medium body, pretty fizzy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1101) - - OCT 29, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Visual: Pours dark copper brown with a small dissipating head, ringed retention with almost a full layer, singular tight steady streams.

Nose: faint generic light citrus hop oils, faint barley malt. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite, tingly-micro-fizzy

Mid-palate: toasted barley malt (lvl--sweetness), tangy-almost lemony citrus, medium bitterness

Finish: pine, dandelion, lingering bitter hops on the tongue.

Summary: Is this really a fresh hop IPA? I dont get any green in the hops at all; The barley malt body is quite big and almost too aggressive without letting any fresh hop shine through. Overall its above average, but unstructured and incoherent at points. (10/31/16 Note: mine had a packaged date of 10/19/15 so thats undoubtedly why I didnt get fresh hop oils in it.)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiery_1 (490) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maracuja05 (936) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7498) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2901) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1460) - 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?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (931) - 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.


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