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RATINGS: 3570   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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3.8
tfontana (952) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is clear, reddish amber with massive sparkle, 1 1/2-finger width rocky, foamy beige head with good retention and light, sudsy lacing. Aroma is bready malt balanced with tropical fruit and light resin hops. Taste is sweet tropical fruit balanced with the bitter resin over caramel malt backbone. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with slick texture, average carbonation and bitter slightly dominating over sweet at the finish. Overall, a really attractive beer with more of an APA feel than IPA. Good.

4.1
drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bitter IPA; good stuff. Nice thick head, lots of lace and a clear dark amber color. Fresh hop, malty aroma. Flavor’s like nose, much more bitter than sweet, very piney.

4
zubblwump (90) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Cloudy, dark amber pour, with a thick brownish white head. Aroma is really nice, strong with pine and spiciness. A little bitter bite on the first sip. Solid IPA taste, with some of the peppery taste I smelled earlier coming through. A tad sour on the back end. I like it, but maybe a rung below some of my favorites.

3.3
ozzy70 (1132) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured amber, with a lasting off white head and good lacing. Aroma of pine, pine needles. Taste was medium bitter, piney hops, peppery.

4.4
Rumbero (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Fresh. Bottled less than a month ago. Pours deep amber with slight hazyness and a perfect 3/4 inch off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing is also very good. Aromas are piney American hops with some spice and some herbal overtones. Earthy yeast and some fresh baked bread from the malt is also present. So drinkable. Medium/light body, resiny texture and crisp carbonation and just a slight astringency makes for great palate. Flavors are all a close to perfect balance of hop flavors, mild malt sweetness, and enough bitterness to qualify it as an IPA. Beer finishes dry with the hop IBUs making a late appearance. This is an old-school IPA that contrasts with today’s IBU bombs and less bitter English IPAs. - So drinkable and a classic!

3.6
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - NOV 9, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear dark amber with nice off-white head. Malt, barley, spicy, bread and floral aroma. Taste is sweet at start with malty notes and it is followed by bitter notes. Overall, a tasty beer.

3.4
Mainuh_man (291) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2016
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear amber orange with a frothy brown head leaving huge lacing. Relatively mild aromas, orange, sugar malt, and some floral and piney hops. Medium sweet with floral and rasiny hops up front, long, piney hop linger. Medium-full body with a slick mouthfeel and average carbonation with cloying sugars. Overall, well balanced and drinkable, but nothing noteworthy.

3.8
Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2016
On tap. Pours a dark copper color with bit of a foamy head and ample lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, some malt, sweetness and bit of grain. Taste of citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, creamy with a nice blend of citrus and malt character. Enjoyable beer

4.7
blkckd5150 (2) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2016 does not count
Sierra Nevada brews their Celebration even better than the year before. It’s a tribute to the Brewers did they get it right and you’re after year

3.7
Nonshaugen (597) - 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.


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