Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
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.
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