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Avery Anniversary Twenty

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer Style: XX India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Bravo, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade
Dry-Hop Variety: Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Honey malt, Gambrinus Dark Munich
Yeast Variety: Wyeast 1056
ABV: 9.7%
IBUs:

What else? What else would you expect from us, a bunch of severely hop obsessed brewers, to celebrate such a glorious occasion? Anything other than a massively hopped IPA would be an affront to our rich history of loving excessive use of that beautiful flower, Humulus Lupulus.
1993-2013. 20 years of brewing excellence. To all who have played a part in creating such a vibrant and quality conscious culture, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and pint glasses!!
Availability: Bottled in May 2013. One and done.


rgfellow's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgfellow (100) - - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Bomber at Mattís. Pours a deep orange with big head and substantial lacing. Aroma is huge grapefruit and tropical fruits. Taste is bitter pine deftly balanced with fruity sweetness - so juicy. Finish is mostly dry with a touch of lingering bitter. After having quite a bit of this on different occasions, I am blown away by the relatively low scores - to me this is about the best beer Iíve had.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2037) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Muted hop aroma with strong malts. Cloudy orange color with a medium thick white head. Sweet flavor on top of a bitter base.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottled May 2013. Beautiful pour glowing Amber with frothy lasting head. Aroma is earthy, a little wet cardboard and light fruitiness. Lots of life on the pallet. Earthy and woody. Bitter with unique bitterness. Good but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Had on draft in the half nobi on its release .. . deep gold amber .. medium head, lots of lacing .. . tissue .. dank, citrus, flowers, and sappy booze .. full and defined .. great beer .. . . Lately I go to the restroom at the movies, but forget where Iím seated then return & just begin a new life in a new seat with a new family.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4691) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear, yellow-gold body with a solid inch of off-white foam up top. Smell: Twenty is hoppy on the nose, smelling of guava, papaya and varied citrus fruits with underlying earthy herbaceousness. Sugar-coated pale malts underneath. Small shake of liquor gives a sense of implied warmth. Taste: Honey and sugar-toned pale maltiness, a little sweetness of whipped syrup. In comes the tropical, charmingly citrusy hops while also being floral and a tad earthy. Moderate bitterness imparted. Lightly warming. Dry, bittersweet, fruity finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. The mouthfeel has a bit of stickiness to it. Overall: Some sweetness, certainly some bitterness, a bit of heftiness and some warming alcohol. Falls a bit short of Maharaja.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
22 oz, poured into ipa glass, orange, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sourness, medium bitterness, lively, bitter, medium body, resin, grass, floral, citrus, hay, great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"When they say "what else?" I have to scratch my head. We actually wondered why a place that already makes one of the best IIPAs on the planet would make a beer for a 20th AV that is almost certainly going to be the lesser of the two. Sometimes it sucks to be right. Maharaja pees better beer than this. I donít know how itís a 99 on RB. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, but itís inferiority to Maharaja (and even Dugana, and hell...I think their standard 6-pack IPA) is obvious. Why do that for a 20th AV celebration? Anyway, golden pour, nice hop aroma and flavor, decent bitterness, grapefruit peel and light spice. Bittersweet finish. Nice on itís own, just not up to par. At 9% and not getting any younger, definitely a one timer."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/1/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Amber/orange with a finger of off-white head. Great lacing. Aromas of pine, resin, toasty notes, light booze, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit citrus. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
What a delicious hop-head beer! Glad I was able to taste what is now a retired hoppy beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2348) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Pine, floral notes, and citrus on the nose; follow onto the palate. Had a good mouthfeel, full-bodied. Finishes pretty clean.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has notes of citrus and spicy pine hops. Good caramel malt backbone. Medium hazy orange hue with a white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily with a soft carbonation. Overall a very good IIPA. Enjoyed it.


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