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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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. Ranges from 10%-11% ABV.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2010 Sampled on 6/29/2009. This Imperial IPA pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is piney and citrusy hop with a touch of orange. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet, with a touch of fruitiness. The hops are citrusy and piney. The big juicy hops are balanced nicely by the sweet and fruity malts. Good carbonation. Hides the alcohol very well. There is a touch of alcohol bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Port Brewing 4th Anniversary Sampled on 6/11/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a hazy medium copper orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and orange hops, caramel malts and lots more hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of orange flavors. The hops are grapefruity, citrusy and piney. Lots and lots of hops. It could use a little more carbonation. A touch of alcohol, but not bad for a 10%. This is probably best sampled fresh as possible. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djcoke1 (9) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2009 does not count
far fruiter then t thought it would be on the nose, but a nice treat. hops dominate the palate from start to finish with a "light on the tongue" malt feel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a hazy golden amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, florals, and citrus. Flavor of hops (pineapple, grass, citrus), light roasted malt, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Pours a cloudy orange with a Great creamy ivory head with those very tight tiny velvet bubbles. Almost like cask! Aroma rather malty with some hops present. Pretty standard double IPA, nice grapefruit, pine, bitterness going on. Malt backbone. Wow, 10%, donít really taste it, a little heat i guess, but i am feeling it though. Not as good as their 2nd anniversary if i remember right, but i would drink this again..

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 (13072) - 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 (3851) - 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 (5500) - 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.

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   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.


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