Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2013

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale  2013

Beer Information

Beer Motto
Festive fresh hop holiday fun.
Serving types:
  • Bottled 12oz
Best Served in:
Pint (Nonic or Tumbler)
Shelf Life
Up to 6 months
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
65 IBU's
Seasonal/Limited Release
Still Brewed:

Product Notes

The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops—honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.

User reviews

Celebrating the Season
(Updated: December 06, 2013)
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Aroma: Malty, hoppy, citrusy all spun together. None overpowering the others.

Look (Appearance): Light copper color with nice tight long lasting head. Good lacing. Clear.

Taste: A path of bitterness all the way across the tongue with malt characters very present almost shepparding it along and not wanting to get in the hop's way. Hop bitterness lingers. Not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Medium dry finish but with a very full malty feel in the delivery.

Second Look (Overall Impression): This is the first time I have ever tried this beer. I must say that I should have tried it long before now. This was a very good beer. Something I could sit down and spend an entire night with. The amount of hops used is not so overpowering as to completely destroy your palate.

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