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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A massively hopped strong pale ale brewed to celebrate our anniversary each year. Anniversary Ale is light gold to pale orange in color and offers a potent aroma of fresh pine and citrus with some warming alcohols present.The taste is a thick, chewy hop presence only barely contained by balancing malts. The finish is pure hop expression with a moderate warming alcohol sensation. Hops – Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe; dry-hopped with Columbus and Amarillo. Body – Medium.
Availability – Late Spring / Early Summer Release. Formerly 10.5%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Golden pour with decent head. Lots and lots of hops and sweet citrus aromas. Flavors if more hoppy deliciousness. Pretty good for a style that has been becoming less and less of a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3225) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2016
Orangish color with a white head, good lacework and medium lasting. Aroma has hoppy notes, notes of orange peel, citrus and resins. Flavor has a good bitterness, citrusy hints, bittery orange and some peachy notes. Good bitterness in the final with good duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Label says 10th Anniversary and 11%. Just sayin’. Golden orange with a very subtle haze, two-finger thick white head and excellent lace. Aromas of citrus/tropical fruits, along with some floral/pine in the background. Flavor is dominated by a big hop bitterness - orange, tropical fruit, pine - supported with prominent caramel sweetness. Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a clean finish. Alcohol is present, but in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (338) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAY 16, 2016
Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, hops, malt and caramel. Semi sweet finish. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebwaw (62) - POLAND - APR 27, 2016
Served in teku. Colour is deep orange with copper highlights, very thick and frothy white head. Aroma is very balanced, quite malty with distinct piney and floral hops, great mix. Although a bit pinching. Its surprisingly oily in the beginning and sweet of course, then rapidly bitter, but not overwhelming. Lots of grassy and herbal hints. The initial taste is outstanding, you could mistake it as a ris with closed eyes for a second. Long and bitter finish. Truly great imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1375) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2016
May 13th, 2014 - Port Brewing’s Anniversary Ale is true to its origins, dank and intense and everything San Diego likes to see in his native sons/daughters. A paler brown and orange, much of the color of the beer is covered by the massive umbrella of the head, clotted and fluffy. The aroma is decorated with corn, some marijuana dankness, and a bit of soap, with a smaller accent of leather. Given how bold and outgoing the aroma is, the flavor starts surprisingly mild, almost tasteless. But it ramps up, boozy and dark with more weediness, and then shifts to a long, boozy aftertaste, sweetened with graham cracker, cheap whiskey and much later in the aftertaste, straight up ethanol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Cloudy orange pour with a light beige head. Aroma is malt and fruity hops. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit. A little bitter aftertaste from the hops. Nice malt backbone. Hoppy aftertaste. A little pine in the finish. Great lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (575) - - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber pour, frothy white head. Nice hoppy nose, hoppy taste with a floral hint. Some alcohol apparent. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1562) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
This is obviously an Old bottle. Galatea sells Old bottles and shows blatant disregard for the customer and the brewery. The nose has marmalade, alcohol, bit dusty and tired hops, resin and earth. Obviously more aromatic when fresh. Hazy golden colour, medium white head, some lacing. Big bite, heavily sweet ABV well integrated. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming and sweet finish. I blame the importer that the Beer didn't get a higher grade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1889) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is fruity and has loads of piney hops. Flavor is heavy bitter, medium sweet and fruity.

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