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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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xare

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2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nice copper color with very nice head and lacing for an IPA.

Aroma is of cascade hops and nothing else that I can discern - but it's the typical Sierra Nevada aroma - always good.

Taste is actually very bitter and a touch oaky. I think that the bitterness of this brew brought it down a few notches. Definitely taste the hops.

Mouthfeel is an explosion of bitterness and hoppiness that lingers long past it should. A bit below average in my view, but you definitely get a carbonation hit that brings out the bitterness nearly immediately.

Drinkability is a bit below average as well due to the bitterness of this brew. It's far more bitter than any other SN seasonal I've tried. Definitely will give a pass on this SN brew but still love their other seasonals - will pick up the Celebration when that comes out.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 01:40:57 | More by xare
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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (2007-2009) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.