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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

1,014 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 1
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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trevorwideman

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to fisherman34 for giving me an extra bottle.

Pours with a big 1 1/2 inch cream coloured head, recedes slowly, leaves tons of sticky lace. Hazey orange-copper colour, fairly light, unfiltered. Aroma is exquisite, full of cascades. Grapefruit, mango, flowers, just a bit of herbs in the background. Light caramel-like sweetness in the background, but the malt is very much dominated by the hops.

Taste is really juicy with apples, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and some medicinal notes. Malt bill adds a bit of rich breadiness in the background. Straightforward, well balanced IPA action here. Not overly complex, but the hops are extremely juicy and tasty. Mouthfeel is lighter than I thought it would be, and it starts out fairly wet, but dries out a lot in the finish. I like this IPA, it's a bit basic but I think that's why I like it. Straightforward and unpretentious, and very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 02:44:24 | More by trevorwideman
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.