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

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

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89
very good

1,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 1011
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%


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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cottonkoozie

North Carolina

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.
89 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.