ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. A Small amount of white head quickly dissipates, but leaves a very nice lacing. Nose is grapefruit, hops, light caramel, and floral perfume. Taste is a quick burst of the sweet caramel, which is quickly overpowered by piney hops. The taste then finishes with a floral perfume, and ultimately, an earthy bitter. Talk about a multi-stage brew! This probably ranks as one of my favorite IPAs that I’ve tried.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of tangy citrus and floral hops. Taste of light grapefruit, perfume, and hints of tropical fruit.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, as Scratch 20, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours orange-brown, capped with a modest sized cream colored head. Hop-forward aroma, with notes of grapefruit and earth, with a little caramel in the background. Caramel malt hits the palate for an instant, then is overcome by the hops, with grapefruit, pine, and earth the dominant flavors. Earthy hop resins cling to the palate for a slightly astringent finish.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Lightly hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Grapefruit, resin and earthy notes in the nose along with lots medium-roast malt(s). Very full-bodied with timid carbonation. Huge malt backbone with lots of caramel sweetness that is countered by an abundance of earthy hop bitterness; neither really reigns supreme = nice balance. Lengthy, mainly bitter finish. Kudos to doublesimcoe for the bottle!
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DRE. Pours deep coppery brown with 1-finger off-white head that clings well. Nose is huge resiny and feety hops, mango, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, piney, mengoey, canteloupy, and hoppy. A bit too mangoey for me, and reminds me a bit of Stone 11, I believe (the very mangoey one). Solid, but not as good as the prior DRE Anniversaries.
Nejhleader (1219) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice brew, has a strong citrus aroma, taste is similiar a strong citrus presence a bit sour some floral hops to go along with it, good body.
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 12oz. Thanks to the very generous FooFaa. Weird, plastic-like resiny cat aroma. Dank. A hint of rough caramels. Unique. Planty. Pours a well-hazed dark copper, with a white rim. Ugh. This is rough. The flavor is rather icky. A sticky, wet, slightly rotting plant flavor. Gummy, but not good. Carries an incredibly coarse, rough "green" character. Dusty. A bit soapy. This has a really coarse and unpleasant hop profile. Not particularly successful.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured amber in color, with an off white head. Citrus-hoppy aroma, and the taste followed suit. Very nice hop flavor, with enough malt balance, and a bit of spice to liven it up. I very much enjoyed this ale.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared at Cigar City!! Amber pour. Lots of floral hops, some citrus and caramel malt. Juicy flavor with grapefuit peel, caramel and a dose of bittnerness. Ok.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Drafting Room Exton] Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malts, citrus, grass, perfume, and a bit of metal. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, toast, a bit of caramel, and a bitter finish.Not bad, seems to be not very different than the later IPA versions of this Anniversary beer.