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RATINGS: 727   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 – Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe; dry-hopped with Columbus and Amarillo. Body – Medium.
Availability – Late Spring / Early Summer Release. Formerly 10.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3483) - 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 IPA’s. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2638) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle, shared at CCB release. Light amber color. Lots of floral and resinous hops with some caramel malts. Straight forward flavor of caramel, pine hops and citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Poured hazy dark amber, smooth, floral hops, orange, molasses, slight licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours deep opaque copper brown with a frothy finger thick head. Nose is subtle, but smooth, molasses sweet and pine hops. The flavor is also smooth, with sweet citrus like Mandarin oranges, floral hops and a molasses like sweetness. Smooth on the palate and smooth finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours cloudy orange-amber, with a very thin beige head, fine lacing considering how small the head is. Strong, mouth-watering bouquet of pine, flowers, grass and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dry. Strongly bitter pine, grass and grapefruit flavor, some light floral notes, and caramel underneath it all. Lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a cloudy orange/brown with white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty, fruity, and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, malt, some citrus. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, very nice beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, golden color with a rich perfumy mandarin orange aroma, flavor has a lot of sweet fruit cocktail, grapefruit juice, malty, a little hot on then finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Hazy orange. Hints of hops and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Stings the tongue but has an excellent sweet hop profile.

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