Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spoots:
3.58/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Oh, how I wanted to love this beer...
12 oz bottle poured into a St. Feuillien snifter.
A: Lovely color, but the head disappeared quickly. Looks like a good, solid American IPA.
S: Hoppy, but not overpowering. Maybe a little metallic on the nose. Unremarkable for the style.
T: Again, a metallic undertone prevails--one that I don't care for. The overall taste is consistent with the style, I guess, but mildly disappointing. There's something about the taste of this that seems vaguely off--and I am a sucker for just about any decently brewed IPA, so I am disappointed by this one.
M: Feels thin, but the lingering aftertaste is potent. I kind of like that. More of an alcohol bite than I would have expected for the ABV level.
D: I can drink this with vigor, but I won't choose it over better examples of the style.
Good in a pinch, but not a world beater. I love the brand, but this is not a world-class American IPA. Compared to best choices in this category, this one falls a little short.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2008 02:15:41 | More by spoots
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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