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RATINGS: 775   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%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4019) - 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 (42424) - 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 (6248) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Intense aroma of spices, citrus, orange peel and a musty perfome edge. Taste of citrus hops, grapfruit, spices and raisens or figs. Gogeous orange colour. Coppy orange thick colour very dark almost red like at the base. Extremely hoppy. low in head and mesmerising finish. Medium to full mouth feel in the long term. One to savour after every sip. Swirl round and the smooth edge comes through. Initially incredibly sharp but smooth on the tongue after a good swirl. Very malty and also dry. Alcohol content is warming. Not a session beer. Recommend. Poured from 75cl bottle into a small goblet. Use goblet to expose the flavours. Seek out. Thank you Beer Merchants.com for selling this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5167) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Cloudy orange with a yellow-tinted head. Strong citrus hops aroma. Grapefruity hop flavours, good sweet, raisiny malt balance, quite dry, noticeable alcohol. Full body. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of danielcurtis81, vert w/ 2nd anny. Pours cloudy bright orange with minimal white head. Nose is very nice fresh citrus hops, similar to a juicy orange center. Flavor is sharp, crisp citrus hop, and similar to the 2nd anny in taste without the mellowed outness. Some serious mouth watering hops going on here. This is excellent fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2418) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2009
22 ounce bottle in snifter. Pale orange with ring. Orange grapefruit cereal aroma. Orange marmalade sweet fruitiness with assertive piney grassy citrus hop bitter dry finish and slight carbo bite. Slight hint of alcohol. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
The look is bright color copper, clear, and has an ok off white colored head. The taste is alcohol, hops, pine, and citrus. The smell is hops, pine, caramel, citrus, and good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Bottled@Oliver Twist (Stockholm). Thanks to the peeps from Ölfrämjandet for sharing. Orangeish golden cllour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops along with alcohol, some wood and grass. Flavour is annoyingly sweet of the same as mentioned. Semibitter finish.


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