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Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2007 Anniversary Ale features prominent usage of Cascade hops– the signature hop used in Sierra Nevada’s 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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1018) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown with very fine bubbles and no head but slight lace. Slight raisiny aroma. Medium body and dense mouth-feel. Even dark malt flavor balance and dry finish. No hops flavors or bitterness stand out. slight molasses character but not sweet. Interesting but not very appealing on a 95-degree F day in Albuquerque.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanovajr (642) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled. A clear orange beer with a large white creamy head. Aroma is malty and heavy hoppy, caramel, grassy, pine. Taste is malty and sweet, caramel, toffee and hoppy. Dry finish. Very solid beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4216) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
2009 vintage // thought this was a barley wine when got it but thurns out this is one old IPA cool // 33 cl. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // lightly hazy amber with a small off-white lacing head // smell is mellowed down hops, touch honey, caramel underside, flowers, tad grass and sweet grains // taste is bitter kiwi, lemon, light grass, lots of caramel, toffee, lightly bitter finish, touch malt, near pilsner malt. soft white grape drink // medium to touch lighter body // nice than I imagined, not too bad even if defiantly not what it was meant to be

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
had a sip of 77ship’s at delirium hoppy loft. glad i onley had a sip, this might have been a good one, but it aint anymore... it just smeels ( and tastes) old. thats all that came to my mind. so yeah america, you prob are right.. drink ipa’s fresh, i guess..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. 2009 version. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - wet hops. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190712

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garvus (3) - - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
A nice beer but unremarkable for a sierra Nevada. A good start to spring beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/14/08. Had this on tap at First Street Draught House here in Winston. Came out a nice deep orange with a decent amount of head resting comfortably on top. This dissipated to a thin sheet, but the brew left excellent lacing rings after each sip. Beautiful. Smell was strong floral hops and definitive citrus. Taste mirrored the scent as I’m getting a large smack of grapefruit. Wonderful amount of hop bitterness that isn’t grating as it is balanced out by the malt sweetness. Beautiful combination. This is a great fall brew! Smooth, balanced, tasty. I will seek this out again for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bold cascade hops nose and flavors. Lighter malt profile, but enough to serve as the hop delivery vehicle. End is bitter and dry with orange zest astringency. (2008)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2426) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Really solid Ipa with strong floral hop / pine and caramel malt. Thanks SJ

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark orange-amber body. Massive off-white cap. Good retention before subsiding to a nice skim. Sheet like lacing. S: Assertive citrus and pine notes. Grapefruit is the prevalent fruit I was picking up. T: A bit disappointing. The flavors are muted and somewhat muddled. The sweet malts drown out the lovely citrus hops that were present in the nose. Improved somewhat as the beer warmed. M: Somewhat astringent. Light-medium body. A tad thin at times. Somewhat rounded finish. O: All in all this was enjoyable. Worth checking out, not as good as last year’s (2008) rendition.


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