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Happy Celebration 2020 | by Thomas Cizauskas
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Happy Celebration 2020

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, California / Mills River, North Carolina.


▶ Released in mid-October 2020 for the winter season.

▶ Tasted, poured from a bottle, on 24 December 2020.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA



▶ Me:

---> Bright citrusy and piney hops chased by a sweet biscuity middle. White peppery finish. Two months after bottling (16 October 2020), the hop aroma might be a bit diminished but not the hop presence nor the malt backbone. Indeed a holiday celebration.


▶ From the label:

---> Fresh hop IPA.

6.8% alcohol-by-volume.

" We first brewed Celebration IPA in the winter of 1981. Each year, we use only the first fresh hops of the growing season to create this complex and robust ale. Layered pine and citrus hop aromas balance delicately against rich malt sweetness to shape this bold, wintertime classic."



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Taken on December 24, 2020