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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2007 Anniversary Ale features prominent usage of Cascade hopsĖ the signature hop used in Sierra Nevadaís most popular product, Pale Ale. It is an American Style IPA with a big, fragrant pine and citrus hop aroma balanced by the sweetness of two-row pale and caramel malt. It finishes with an additional Cascade dry-hopping creating a big hop aroma Sierra Nevada fans will look forward to. 2007-2009, discontinued 2010.


3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2007
The overall score is more then I liked this one. Not being a hophead, I had a hard time with this one. An over the top SNPA. Looked great and smelled wonderful, but not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Its good its smooth but nothing about it stands out. Pours orangish with a big fluffy head. Tastes like hops and malt but has an odd semi neutral finish plus a mystery indegrediant that is somewhat sweet. Good but nothing epic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2007
iím slowly learning that iím not really a fan of ipaís. i definitely did not enjoy the taste of this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Amber color with a full head of beige to off-white bubbles. Not a spectacular look but small isle of lace as the quaffs go by. Pale toasted malts with hints of lemongrass and green pine. Light pine flavors mix with lightly toasted malt and dried citrus. A tough biting in the finish with a cedar kick and some rosemary and other dried herbs in the finish. A touch more hoppy than the Bellís 20th, but I havenít seen the outrage that this isnít some UberBrau. A nice drinkable brew, that I will enjoy this fall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Copper pour with a frothy but short lasting white head. West coast, typical SN aroma of piney hops and very light citrus (orange). Active carbonation, bittering hops up front. More pine, somewhat sweet. Malty, sticky and bitter finish. I think this beer is a bit too agressive though. Cascade hops can be overdone easily in my opinion. Still, SN is a solid brewery and this is definitely in-line with their general style of beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 11, 2007
clear amber with a large frothy off-white head. citrus, hop aroma. flavor is hoppy with a bready malt backbone. tastes like an ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draught: Floral, hoppy aroma. Smelled of Cascade hops. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished slowly. Very good lacing. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tasted of Cascades, wheat, malts, and a little steamed rice. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Malty bitter finish. Overall, disappointing, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Poured into my sierra nevada tulip, BOOYAH. Light copper and white head. Aroma is mostly pine. Flavor is reminiscent of the regular pale and iím tempted to go buy one and compare it side by side. Definitely more bitter than the pale ale. Flavor is more balanced and creamy. Lots of sweetness. Mostly pine in the flavor, a little grass, and minimal citrus. the more i drink the more it becomes like celebration ale. definitely somewhere inbetween the pale ale and celebration and nowhere near their terrible IPA. American strong ale is definitely inaccurate. itís only 5.9%. the description says IPA but iíd put it as an APA. regardless, a great beer. rerate. I donít know if this thing degraded a ton over the last months but there really isnít much flavor or aroma. be it hop or malt. Still a lot of bitterness, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Pours a semi clear dark golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of pine needles, floral hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy with hints of pine, citrus and floral hops. Very nice, but slightly inferior to Celebration Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brstp (201) - - AUG 11, 2007
2007 bottle from City Beer Store. Clear brown/orange IPA color. Peaty pine aroma, surprisingly few floral/citrus hops considering how overpowering they are in the taste -- seems like they only got the sweet cascades in there, almost no bitterness. Not much malt to speak of. Iím sort of puzzled by this one but it was very pleasant.


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