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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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Bottle. Iced tea with a white head. Big floral and citrus hop nose and peach and dried apricot flavor with a little bitterness. Great lacing. Oily mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1067) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Pours a hazy, dark ornage color with a small, foamy off white head that leaves scattered spots of lacing behind. The citrus shines through in the aroma with orange, pineapple, and tangerines. Very tropical smelling. A big dose of caramel comes through as well showing its sweetness. The flavor follows suit with the pineapple and orange citrus along with a good dose of pine bitterness. Sweet caramel malt comes in behind and tames the bitterness and adds huge malt sweetness. There is definitely some alcohol heat on the finish. The mouthfeel is big and syrupy with a lengthy bitter sweet finish. This is a nice ipa, but one I couldn’t drink in large quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 On tap at Daily Pint, Santa Monica, 7/6/09. Pours nice amber with very strange vanilla butter aroma. Nice bitterness with sweet balanced. This is an incredibly creamy and sweet IPA and I am wondering if they added lactose sugars. Interesting anniversary brew, but certainly not the best I’ve had from Port/LA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
These guys sure know how to make a solid DIPA - of course they’re from CA, so that’s no huge surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden. Hazy amber with fothy and firm white foam. Rich harmonic fruity and hoppy aroma of mango, apricots, lychee, pine-apples, grapefruit and resin. Full-bodied with fresh fruity and hoppy notes of resin, mango, star fruit, resin and mild white pepper.Long sticky and really bitter finish of resin grapefruit and sugar with dryish peppery notes from the alcohol. Cool sing along aroma but quite some hoppy alcoholic fierce in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Brilliant copper pour. Aroma is hoppy and vibrant. Some caramel and malt in the nose backup the hop assault. Taste is herbal and minty at times with strong citrus notes, pine needles, sweet malts, and chewy caramel. Body is thick and chewy and resinous at times. More mint and pine oils during the finish along with citrus fruits and caramel. Very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Enjoyed at tasting with Uncle Steve, Beer Pimp Brian, Lord celticbrew, and the Master of Disaster, Drbayern. Poured a light copper color, somewhat cloudy. The head was minimal, and became a lacy edge. The hops dominated the aroma. The hops flavor was very nice, and the bittering on the back side was impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewery. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Solid hoppy and fruity aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Solid malt base with a distinct sweetness. Solid hoppy and fruity flavoured. Thick and solid brew. Unusual combo though wth that abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Hazy orange-gold with big, foamy, off-white head / Dusty, nose of oranges, bread, and pine / Medium to full body, lush and creamy with some sweetness, biting hops, and with good, bitter, finish. Alcohol well balanced / Muted flavors of orange, grapefruit, apricot, pine, and brown sugar / Improved over 09 by my notes. Lacking the bright flavors of the best, although I am assuming that this bottle (from Binny’s) is a recent release.

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