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RATINGS: 727   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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (933) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: 16-oz. mug From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $6.99 (I think) Purchased: April 28, 2014 (I think) Consumed: May 12, 2014 Misc.: Bottled April 8, 2014; I’m about 84 percent sure this is the eighth anniversary, even though it’s not on Beer Advocate yet. Poured a caramel, amber color with 5-to-6 fingers of overflowing khaki-white head. Foamy layered spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention all the way down. Smelled buttery malts, rye hops, earthy malts, Simcoe hops, tropical hops, citrus hops, unknown spices, nectarine and orange creamscicle. Tasted a tad bit better than the smell. Could instantly taste the 10 percent ABV. Boozy, caramel, earthy, tropical hops, orange creamscicle, orange rind and buttery malts. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, boozy, warming finish. A decent DIPA, but not quite as good as I remember it (without looking at my previous ratings/remarks).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2014 release. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Pours murky orange with a thick whitish head. Good bitterness balanced with the malts, leaves a long bitter/fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsHipster (40) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Øl med let spritte duft og sæbeagtig skumkrone. God fyldig smag, hvor eftersmagen tiltrods for alkoholen er frisk bitter med let citrusnoter. [APK: 7.30]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of bready biscuit and caramel malt masked by resinous citrus hops. Taste follows, bitter grapefruit finish and hint of ethanol, but no real burn from the booze. Very nice, may be a bit old, but still tasty. Yeah, bottled almost a year ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (550) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Hazy orange yellow color. Aroma for me is almost all alcohol with some lightly roasted malt. Taste is warming alcohol, piney hops, sweet malt and a little citrus hops. Decent Imperial - I think it would excel if enjoyed with a meal, as opposed to our beer tasting that’s underway right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - MAR 6, 2014
Hazy amber colour. Pine grapefruit floral hop aroma. Medium bodied, malty, with a bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (875) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 5, 2014
Deep haze color, strong hoppy aromas. Full body, bitter taste and dry long aftertaste. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (483) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2012 vintage, aged for ~18 months. Probably had been on the shelf for a bit too long for the style, as the hops had faded a bit. Seemed like a pretty standard double IPA, but would probably have more kick if enjoyed fresh. Pretty good malt backbone for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Tap. Hazy orange pour with a finger of head. Pine, grapefruit, floral, citrus. Very floral, and strong citrus flavor. Medium to full body with malty but bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Hazy orange-amber color, with small dirty-white head, lacing glass. Beautifull fresh aroma. Full of tropical fruits, citrus, resins, pines. Taste: Nice balance between big bitterness and malty background. Full body with medium carbonation. Notes of resins, pines, tropical fruits, citrus, grass, smooth alcohol. Warming finish. Very good IIPA!

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