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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2335) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 650 mL bottle, 11.0%. An orange beer, a head is big and blond. Aroma is great with lots of tropical fruits, mangos, pineapples, some pine needles, also marshmellows, caramel malts in the background. Taste has caramel maltyness, fruit candies, tropical fruits and lots of pine needles. Strong bitterness is balancing the strong maltyness. The bitterness and hint of alcohol is noticed in the throat. Full bodied, not sticky. The great beer, strong maltyness and strong bitterness but balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (410) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
650ml bottle @ Vesakkotien virkistyskeskus. 2015 bottle.

Dark orange stuff with a white head. Fruits, strong, bity, alcohol, dry end. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1853) - SPAIN - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, malty, sweet, slightly bitter / Lupulo, citrico, a malta, dulce, ligeramente amargo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (559) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Totalnie ekstremalna IIPA, z mocarnym żywiczno-cytrusowym aromatem, totalną pełnią smaku, totalną goryczką i totalną owocowością. Totalny jest też poziom alkoholu, tak jak i totalne jest jego idealne ukrycie. Totalne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2880) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle spruce, citrus, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, thick mouthfeel, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1279) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of big time hops, floral, citrus, bread, malts, and some booze. Carbonated mouthfeel. Still a little hot. I think another 6 months would have aged this nicely. Flavor is very similar to what i said about the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3385) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of malt, grain and tropical fruit. Flavor of caramel, hop, mango, peach, pine and citrus. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (218) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Aroma is filled with herbal hops and sweet caramel. Taste is first sweet then followed by bitter oily grassy hops. Beer is full bodied but missing a nice crisp refreshing palate. Good but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square, PA. Clear orange with a fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, resin, pepper and alcohol. Taste of pine resin, grapefruit, oralnge, tropical fruit, alcohol and pepper. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. An unexceptional imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhopsbeertalk (269) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2015
This beer is missing the big bold hop pressence they brag about. Instead it comes off rather boozy with only an ok level of bitterness. Lacks any real hop aroma or flavor.


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