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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009)Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009)

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89
very good

1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed to celebrate 27 years of the pioneering of the craft beer movement, this beer is an American Style IPA with a distinct Sierra Nevada twist; a generous amount of Cascade hops to produce a big fragrant pine and citrus hop aroma, which is balanced by the sweetness of two row pale and caramel malt, and finished with additional Cascade dry-hopping for good measure. Anniversary Ale is a medium-bodied, well-hopped ale that finishes with a slight malt sweetness. Released August 2007, 2008, and 2009; same beer.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-29-2007)
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a huge spumescent craggy khaki headed pour over a golden auburn clear hued body. Delicate lattice lace left in the glass. Solid headcap left in the glass is impressive.

Aroma of light balsa wood and pine juicy sweetness with a malty balance is evident in the nose. Some light fruity aspects of citrus orange and bublegum.

First swigs: Initial soft lemony citrus and orange pel hops meet a solid malty firm backing that falls onto the hoppy side. Assiduous cascade hops seem prevalent with some varied hop action to keep this one guessing. Pine sap woody aspects and orange peel keep the middle moving. Dusty dry biter bright Spree candy finish.

Feel is soft cushy light to medium body with a crisp carbonation. Lingering bitter tart finish.

Last swigs: Souped up big brother to the classic SNPA. Quite interesting flavor that certainly does a refreshing job of opening up the Am IPA style. SNPA is one of my 1st beer loves. (Awww!)

Beer is good. Happy Am IPA Anniversary to you Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 09:09:23 | More by blitheringidiot
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.