Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada must be the best brewery in America, especially if you take into account general availability and price. I bought a 12 oz bottle of this for $1.89. Amazing.
It’s maybe my favorite of all the SN beers, with a citrusey aroma and a piney-citrusey flavor. Plenty of bitterness, but it’s not a palate destroyer. In my opinion, it’s just perfect. This is a top notch brew for my tastes.
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden/amber color with a small beigh head. Piney hoppy aroma with soft citrus, grapefruit and a hint of caramel. Flavor was quite hoppy and had a light bitterness with piney resin, citrus, grapefruit and mild caramel with a dry and bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) rich copper color, slightly hazy with a film of amber bubbles. Nose of honey, citrus, light earth, sweet, smells awesome. Taste of pine, honey, orange, grapefruit, oily body. Still hoppy!
Grima (2072) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, 2009 edition!
The beer in glass is reddish orange-brown with creamy and delicate, long-lasting head. Smells intensely spicy and citrus-bitterhoppy, with decent hints of caramel. Starts citrus bitter, then the hop bomb explodes! The aftertaste is spicy, herbaceous, citrusy and delicious bitterhoppy. The further course is somewhat milder, the hop bomb evaporates now slowly, hehe. Overall, an intensive IPA, but very delicious and intense flavors.
gmanbeer (43) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste like sierra nevada pale ale only with a maltier backbone. I liked it quite a bit.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle, 2009 ed. Pours is medium amber, mostly clear, lots of white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, backed by caramel malt. Flavor is caramel malt sweetness, grapefruit, and grassy hops with a good amount of bitterness that lingers for quite a while.
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 vintage. Pours a hazy golden orange with some sedimentation and a glorious, frothy white head that leaves beautiful lacing. Smells sweet pine and citrus. Tastes surprisingly sweet for an IPA but still has some hop bitterness. Faint caramel flavor is present along with mild citrus. Medium-bodied with the perfect texture and phenomenal carbonation that doesn’t bother the mouth at all. Sierra Nevada’s Anniversary Ale has a lasting finish that is lightly dry and a little sweet for a overall pleasing experience. I hope they make this again.
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a hazy brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, flowers, oranges and other citrus notes. The flavor is bready malt, toffee, flower and oranges. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle. Pours a medium amber, mostly clear, ok foamy head. Aroma is citrusy, light lemon hints with a slicky minty pine with slight earthy and tea-like hints and a light caramel malt base. Flavor is good crystal malt, light cara sweetness, some sticky dank pine hops, citrus, light lemon and orange and more tea leafiness in the end. Finish is a nice light resinous bitternes. Easy drinking and nice.
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The aroma is very fruity, strong smell of hops, light sweet. The large white creamy head stays normal long, the body is light cloudy and orange. The taste is light bitter, fruity with a bitter finish. The body is light, creamy and dry with a normal carbonation.