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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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%.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
damn you neuralizer! ...man, this was a nice mellow brew, better than 2 by a mile! ... I drank some boiling water ’cause I wanted to whistle...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of gandgkevin on 07/18/2009. Cloudy orange body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big floral and citrus hop aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with fruity and citrus hop notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Crystal clear amber with a fleeting white head. Good pine and floral hop aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice hoppy floral and pine flavors on a lightly sweet toasted caramel base.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5. Poured hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus earthy hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet hoppy flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

3.9
   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. .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1096) - 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.

3.7
   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.

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   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.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - 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.


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