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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Poured a hazed gold with an off-white head. Grapefruit juice aroma and flavor. As expected great hops. Good malt base and sweetness. So drinkable. This one knocked me for a loop. Seemed stronger than 10% but I also had 4 pints before it. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottles poured at Made in the Shade 2009. Golden color, citrusy aroma, nicely balanced bitterness. The hop flavor is smooth citrus. A well-blended choice of hop varieties. Alcohol is well-hidden. Good DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s during IPA Fest. Color is a deep overripe orange. Nose is like old orange juice and light hop. Taste is very malty, light caramel, light citric hop. Unexciting, like a WC Barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (838) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle: pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, huge citrus aroma, hops, taste is mostly hops, some pine and sweet malty finish. Just another hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Update 2/18/2014. Draught. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, fruity hops. Flavor is sweet with lots of mango, tropical fruits, grapefruit with bitter citrus hops in the finish. Slightly sticky palate. Light sweetness, very fruity, very drinkable despite its 10% abv. Well done! 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

Bottle. Pours a murky burnt orange with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops. Awesome aroma. Flavor of tropical fruits and lots of caramel malt. A bit thick in the palate, but quite nice actually. Normally I don’t usually like these heavy IIPAs, but the flavor profile makes this one worth it. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of piney and tropical fruit hops with some serious toffee maltiness beneath as well as marshmallow and acetone. In the mouth, overwhelmingly sweet malt, reminiscent of something you might expect to find in a two-year-old DIPA, all but covers up the tropical fruit hoppiness, leaving nothing but balancing, bittering hops that are astringent more than anything else. To go along with the astringency, a very heavy mouthfeel and huge alcohol/acetone-like presence round out this mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small bubbly white head. Sweet and sharp aroma, of malt, candied citrus, hops, grass. Taste is quite sweet, almost sticky-sweet, of malt, citrus hops, sugar, then picks up a lot of bitterness with pine and grass and an alcohol bite. Lingering bitter-sweetness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Aroma of a pine forest. Intensely robust and spicy with subtle citrus notes. Orange in color with a thick white foamy head. Flavor of sweet fruit and bitter hops. Just a really complex and powerful IPA. I love this one. Another home run from Port Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle from Julio’s. A beer I’ve wanted to try but it ended up being a little disappointing. Pours amber-orange with a nice off-white head that settles down to a patchy layer and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma shows grapefruit, orange peel and caramel malt and after it breathes for a minute I pick up some alcohol fumes. Flavor has a lot of malts, caramel, toffee, baked goods, spicy hops follow with resin, citrus flavor, and an alcohol sting in the finish. Overall the beer is sweet, sticky and a bit syrupy, not to the point of being too cloying but I’m not going to say the 10% hides well. Decent, I guess I just expected a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Hazy glowing orange, sticky lace - it’s got your standard grapefruit heavy, pine hop explosion in the nose you’d expect from PP - some fusel alcohol underneath this - lightly sweet and tangy citrus up front, followed by extreme bitterness that builds until it eventually becomes astringent - strong alcohol in the finish amplifies this astringent quality - sticky caramel throughout - a touch of metallic character in the finish as well - some lingering earthy, herbal hop flavors underneath keep the finish from completely ruining the beer - another overrated IIPA - what a shock.

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