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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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spoots

Minnesota

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.
89 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.