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RATINGS: 734   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 Ė Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe; dry-hopped with Columbus and Amarillo. Body Ė Medium.
Availability Ė Late Spring / Early Summer Release. Formerly 10.5%.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Great beer from Port Brewing! Tried this right after Pliny the Elder. This one is stronger and not as smooth but a great tasting brew no doubt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bomber poured a cloudy orange with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, pine, orange peel and apricot. Palate was medxium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine resin, grapefruit and light orange with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
8 oz pour at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido, California. Pour is orange golden small white head. A bunch of carbonation bubbles. Aroma of not too much, some earthy straw, some sweetness, some bitter hop. Taste is bright bitter hops, bright sweetness, and a sharp acidic element thatís a bit odd, and really dominates. Palate is medium, mouth coating, then a weird chemical dryness. Overall a little strange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky tawny amber brown body with an off white head. Pine, citrus, tangy grapefruit, and dusty floral notes. Moderate malty caramel bill i could do without. Ten percent ah that explains a lot as iím now 3/4 thru the bomber. Well iím not sure it was better than last years but iíll be passing on a side by side comparison. To bad its not hop dominated oh well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
bottle thanks to stefanje. poured a hazy light gold with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine, grapefruit, alcohol, and citrus. flavor was the same with some added sweetness. full and slick body. very enjoyable, thanks stefan!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Hazy orange/red pour with a two finger off-white head, good retention and nice looking lace. Caramel malty sweet aroma with notes of citrus (orange and grapefruit, a little pine). Flavor is the bitter hops supported by just enough caramel and alcohol sweetness, bitterness drops off somewhat in the finish. Orange and lemon with a dash of grapefruit. Mouthfeel consists of a creamy, medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes a little hot - at 10% ABV that is expected. Nicely done overall.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3455) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Rusty gold with a thin head. Full on the tongue with nippy warmth. Rich malts, with toast, anise, toffee and yeasty dough. Bold, complex hop elements. Very flowery, piney and citrusy (orange, lemon, grapefruit). Alcohol was noticeable and hot. Nice level of bitterness. Big and ballsy DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3556) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Burnt orange pour with a nice aroma of pine, peach, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, sweet caramel, and alcohol. It has a very small off white head and little carbonation. The taste is thick, alcoholic and sweet, kind of like their other double IPAís. I tasted caramel, peach, tropical fruit and a big piney finish with the alcohol burning the throat. Hate to say it, but I was a little dissapointed in this brew from a great brewer. I would have liked a tad more carbonation and less solvent like alcohol. Still pretty nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandernavy. murky amber with a cream head. wet grapefruity hops on the nose. nice mouthfeel with a smooth citrus hop flavor and a nice bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
I scream underrated! Odd for Port Brewing. Anyways......A cloudy orange appearance with a white head. The aroma contains alot of pine as well as oranges and lemons. The flavor is like an orangesicle (remember those?) I loved em. Some pine and lemons in there as well. This is perfectly balanced. Overall a kick ass IIPA!


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