Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
In the beginning, there was Sierra Nevada.
Not really, but it sounds good. SNPA *was* one of my first collegiate beer joys, though, and the first truly outstanding American Pale Ale I can remember by name, date, and label design. A proto-benchmark for me on my beer journeys.
Fast-forward to the Great Smokies Brewgrass Festival, 2009. Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale lures me in, and knocks me on my arse.
Mary Poppins was "practically perfect in every way." Unlike Mary Poppins, this beer is "Completely perfect in every way." Jeezus.
To simply call it the IPA rendition of the flagship Pale Ale is to not do it full justice: I think I've just found another benchmark, once again courtesy of our good friends at Sierra Nevada.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2009 02:25:59 | More by drperm
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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