Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A - Thick fluffy head. Pretty good retention and excellent lacing. Color is orange/amber. Somewhat hazy
S- Citrusy hops. Lots of grapefruit smells at first, but also so lemon smell. Some pine smell too, good balance.
T - Very good and similar to the smell. Pretty much all the smells come through, a good mix of lemon and grapefruit flavors, and a finishing pine flavor that is somewhat dry. The bitterness is not high enough for me though and the hops level doesn't meet the standard of an IPA in my opinion, excellent APA, but only a good IPA
M - Great carbonation level, slightly oily but works very well with this beer.
D - I could drink these all day, great beer.
Overall a great beer. The only thing keeping this from A+ for me is that it is marketed as an IPA and I really feel it is much more of an APA, so I am trying to rate this based on the style. So basically, in my opinion, this is an A+ beer, but not quite an A+ IPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2009 21:32:44 | More by cottonkoozie
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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