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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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%.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Thick orange copper pour with a small white head that left some lacing. Aroma is ripe citrus, pine, and honey. Flavor is much more malty than expected and also presents herbal qualities that seemed out of place. Had an almost an candied lemondrop presence and too much caramel. Chewy...not as good as the 2nd.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. This is a nice big hop bomb of an IPA that sits very nicely. Would get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Butelka 66cl. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana piwa jest duża o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma bardzo złożony aromat. Tarta, wanilia, gruszka, lody śmietankowe, guma rozpuszczalna o smaku jabłkowym, pomarańcz, grejpfrut, mango i żywica. USTA : średnio nasycone o tłustej konsystencji podobnej do nektaru mango. Piwo klei się na ustach. Mocno słodkie ale nuty żywiczne i cytrusowe nadają piwu wystarczająco goryczy by zaprosić do następnego łyku. Owocowe nuty i alkohol przypominają gruszki i ananasy w zalewie, tarte z owocami tropikalnymi popijana ciemnym rumem czy amerykańskim bourbonem. Gorzkość jest spora ale nie zalega. Posmak jest żywiczny, gorzki i alkoholowy. Tarta tez nie daje o sobie zapomnieć. ODCZUCIA : mocne piwo. Smaczne i deserowe. Jak na zawartość alkoholu to jest świetnie ukryty. Pomimo to nie jest to piwo łatwo pijalne bo po każdym łyku posmak zalega coraz bardziej. Jest to piwo warzone na każdą rocznice i faktycznie smakuje jak tort urodzinowy popijany cocktailem z ginem, rumem i sokiem tropikalnym. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : +1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2409) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2014
0,65 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Opalescent pale golden with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma of huge malt and fruit, honeyish resin, pine and fig. Malty backbone with a ton of tropical fruits, honey and alcohol, huge bit of hops with resin and rosehip, juniper at finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on cask at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours murky amber orange with a dense one and a half finger tall white head leaving thick rings of lacing down the glass. Very pretty pour.

S - Here’s where things started to go south. Smells of sweet caramel malt and light brown sugar dominate the nose with only the faintest hint of dulled citric hops. A touch of booze creeps in toward the end. What happened to all the hops?

T - Starts off with a big sugary kick with hints of caramel malt and brown sugar. The sweetness is ever present and borders on the point of being overpowering. As it begins to warm more and more of the alcohol creeps in. Some dulled citric hop bite creeps in toward the end but it is far too late to save this one.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slick, sweet, feel coats the pallet, lingering through the finish.

O - When this one went on I knew it was going to be the first beer I got and boy was I disappointed. The overwhelming sweetness ruined this beer. I am not sure cask is the best serving method for this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (58) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Very hoppy, quick bitter, many floral notes, slightly caramel under the bitter. Grows. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (483) - - JUL 3, 2014
22 oz bottle. Shared with Colin at the Foodery in Philadelphia. Pours a very hazy golden orange color with dense foamy lasting that took several minutes to settle down to a thick wisp and lacing. Aroma is overall sweet with notes of sugar dusted grapefruits. Flavor is intense hops and pine with a hint of zesty citrus. This is a big beer, 10% is not well masked, but it’s not unpleasant. Sweet malty finish, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow gold with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is dark citrusy hops (not tropical or piney, just a slight malty citrus). The taste adds sweet bitter grapefruit notes with a malt background. The palate is pretty rich with some resin notes on the finish. Overall, great. Hoppy and drinkable, no bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1187) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Holy hops! This a palate wrecker, but in a good way. Super bitter with a nice array of hops: spice, citrus, pine, grassy. Not much sweetness, given it’s strength (10% ABV). Big foamy head and dingy orange color. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: finger white head, amber color, good lacing. Aroma: orange, heavy floral, sweet fruit, caramel. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry bitter finish, sticky. Taste: sweet floral into bitter bitterness. Super great aroma, balance is good, and I really appreciate the sweetness to this beer, goes well with the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (892) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2014 Anniversary: Orange-gold pour, small off-white head. Citrus and floral hoppy aroma, big grapefruit flavor with resin and caramel notes. Quite bitter, quite complex.


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