Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance is slightly hazy orange with a decent off-white head. Good lacing throughout the glass. Aroma has plenty of piney-citrusy hops and slightly sweet grainy malt. Maybe I'm wrong but this might have been fresh-hopped from some of the herbal and grassy undertones I detect that mark a fresh hop beer. Taste has moderate citrusy hop flavor right up front along with, of course, moderate hop bitterness. Decent malt backbone that's slightly sweet to help compensate some of the harshness of the hops. Medium mouthfeel feels smooth on the tongue but there is a marked harshness from the hops that burns my throat a bit. I generally prefer a more balanced IPA which is tough to find, but I enjoyed all the good flavors of this beer and all you hop-heads out there are going to like this beer just fine.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2008 01:35:06 | More by beerkittycat
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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