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RATINGS: 779   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%.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Cloudy orange with very scant white head. Very hoppy and bitter, but smooth and well balance. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1488) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to NYbeer. Pour is dark cloudy red with a large lightly reddish head. Aroma (not surprisingly) is huge hops. Pine and citrus hops, some spiciness, nice caramel malt backbone and some faint floral notes. Flavor is true to nose with huge hop character up front along with a nice malty middle and a lingering hop finish. Not an overly complex DIPA but certainly solid. I would have liked a bit more citrus in it. Already starting to lose some of what i imagine it once had, I’d drink it now if you have one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1316) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Cloudy coppy color with nice big off-white head. Grapruit all over the nose. Nice big hit of hops at the start, but followed up by a more than healthy dose of roasted malt. Really can feel and taste the alcohol in this one, makes it almost chewy with the hops that finish it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6899) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin et d’agrumes avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2591)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pour is crystal clear golden with an off white creamy head. Good retention good lacing. Smells of pine resin, pineapple, (guava?), pepper, spice maybe even a little cinnamon. This beer is enormously complex. Taste is sweet and rich with a big bitter hoppy finish I have come to except from Port Brewing. Coats the mouth well without leaving an oily residue. A terrific IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Holy Crap It’s got Carbonation! Pours a really nice hazy copper with a large thick head. Aroma of C hops and some malt. Flavor is sharply bitter, heavy on the sweetness and loads of alcohol presence. This is kind of a mess because of the heat from the alcohol and the sharp bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2009

Source:Split a 22 oz bomber with illinismitty for breakfast. Thanks!
Glass:Pint.
Appearance:Hazy gold/amber pour with a two finger off white head.
Aroma:Strongly citrus, with grapefruit and a hint of lemon rind.
Flavor:Flavor was caramel, toffee and a solid citrus finish.
Palate:Medium/full body with solid carbonation.
Overall:This one had definitely started to fade, but still an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours an orange amber with a slight haze, and a nice one finger off white head. Aroma of citrus rind. Medium bodied with carbonation somewhere between medium and soft. Flavor has a back drop of sweet toffee flavored malts, with a bold grapefruit rind bitterness taking center stage. Bitter finish with more citrusy notes, as well as some hop resin. Not bad. Probably much better fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle sampled at Noogfest High 5. Poured a hazy orange with an off-white head. Nice orange citrus aroma. The flavor found more orange with a malt and pine backing. Medium body, creamy smooth, medium bitterness. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
bottle. cloudy orange / brown. aroma is pungent hops, very earthy and grassy. flavor is the same with pretty significant caramel malt sweetness to balance. medium / high amount of bitterness.


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