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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy bright copper color with a foamy white head. Nose is spicy hops with a big malty caramel sugary background. Palate is syrupy and bitter. Flavor is thick bready malt and sticky hop notes with light alcohol warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bomber from Ledgers! Nose of pine, citrus, and floral hops. Cloudy copper orange with a medium glass lacing beige head. Flavor is bitter with some light caramel malt. Finish is nicely bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5799) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Bomber pours a transparent orange, amber with a creamy, slightly off white head. BIG nose: perfume, pine, lemons, candy. Flavor is mostly grapefruit, very astringent, pine tar. Finish is a little hot. Some light sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 A little hazy dark golden colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma is some sweet with hop bitters, malty and fruits. The atste is dry bitter of hops. It’s burny, with spices like pepper and some alcohol in the back. The aftertaste is bitter and spicey. On tap at the brewery. A clear golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of sweet fruits, like citrus and mango, with hop bitters. The taste of sweet fruits like citrus with mango and bitters of hop. The aftertaste is sweet with hop bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bomber. Hazy orange-amber color, medium white head. Big hop aroma of citrus and some grapefruit, though maltiness is very prevalent. Taste is also very hoppy, lots of citrus fruit. Long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
22oz bottle, purchased at Ledgers. Pours a murky, tarnished golden-tan color; murky, off-white head, patchy lacing. Lots of earthiness, citrus, and basic maltiness in the aroma; dulled from age. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of complex malt sugars; earthy hop bitterness, and light amounts of caramel oxidation; old at this point; lightly oxidized, candy sugar, lots of earthienss; hidden alcohol, but far gone. Lengthy finish: sugar, earthy hop bitterness, lasting bitter notes; a touch rough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Sampled at the Noogfest High Five. Clear amber pour with thin light head. Light and fruity with a bitter finish and some evident alcohol. A little piney. I think the 2nd anniversary was a little better imho

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
bomber. Poured cloudy golden orange in color with a large fluffy beige head that was long lasting and left great lacing on the glass. Aroma is of sweet fruity american hops. Notes of grapefruit, orange citrus, and caramel malt. Tastes of grapefruit, orange citrus, sweet caramel malt, with a light hint of alcohol in the finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, apricot, mandarin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090913]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle: The aroma is moderately fruity with some mango and hints of peach. There’s also some light-moderate grapefruit and a hint of cotton candy. It pours a cloudy dull yellowish-orange with a quarter inch yellow tinged head that lasts a minute or so. The flavor starts moderately fruity with mango, cotton candy, and faint peach. The finish has lots of citrus hops that leaves a lot of grapefruit lingering in the aftertaste. It borders on full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly and syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. A very good IIPA, but the cotton candy flavor and aroma seems a little out of place.


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