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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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%.


bmerz's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Drank during hurricane sandy from greenpoint Brooklyn today. Bottled 5 months ago. orange clear with a huge cream orange head, partially lasting with good lace. Aroma is floral, mango, pine, pungent funk, and honey. Flavor is very bitter almost from the start after a brief fruity and malty sweetness; goes herbal and spicy, then tries to be astringent. But the body is very soft and velvet with full active carbonation. Long lasting. I?m surprised it seems to have held up so well but maybe that should be expected from such a big IIPA. A real pleasure and very drinkable.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebwaw (61) - POLAND - APR 27, 2016
Served in teku. Colour is deep orange with copper highlights, very thick and frothy white head. Aroma is very balanced, quite malty with distinct piney and floral hops, great mix. Although a bit pinching. Its surprisingly oily in the beginning and sweet of course, then rapidly bitter, but not overwhelming. Lots of grassy and herbal hints. The initial taste is outstanding, you could mistake it as a ris with closed eyes for a second. Long and bitter finish. Truly great imperial IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2016
May 13th, 2014 - Port Brewing’s Anniversary Ale is true to its origins, dank and intense and everything San Diego likes to see in his native sons/daughters. A paler brown and orange, much of the color of the beer is covered by the massive umbrella of the head, clotted and fluffy. The aroma is decorated with corn, some marijuana dankness, and a bit of soap, with a smaller accent of leather. Given how bold and outgoing the aroma is, the flavor starts surprisingly mild, almost tasteless. But it ramps up, boozy and dark with more weediness, and then shifts to a long, boozy aftertaste, sweetened with graham cracker, cheap whiskey and much later in the aftertaste, straight up ethanol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Cloudy orange pour with a light beige head. Aroma is malt and fruity hops. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit. A little bitter aftertaste from the hops. Nice malt backbone. Hoppy aftertaste. A little pine in the finish. Great lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (561) - - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber pour, frothy white head. Nice hoppy nose, hoppy taste with a floral hint. Some alcohol apparent. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1517) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
This is obviously an Old bottle. Galatea sells Old bottles and shows blatant disregard for the customer and the brewery. The nose has marmalade, alcohol, bit dusty and tired hops, resin and earth. Obviously more aromatic when fresh. Hazy golden colour, medium white head, some lacing. Big bite, heavily sweet ABV well integrated. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming and sweet finish. I blame the importer that the Beer didn't get a higher grade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1872) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is fruity and has loads of piney hops. Flavor is heavy bitter, medium sweet and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2130) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
1pt 6 fl oz bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a hazy orange amber colour with a white foam head leaving lacing. Nose of spicy tangerine, fruity mango, hop resin. Flavour is malt caramel, sweetish, mango, with citrus grapefruit and pine hoppy grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy warm boozy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gr_pa (263) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cloudy, lots of hops swimming, nice head. Sweet aroma, pineapple, carqmel. Medium body, sweet. Lots of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (249) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Pours dark amber woth s medium sized white head. Aroma; hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, caramel with some pine and resin and bread notes. Flavours; bread, grapefruit, citrus with a bitter malt with honey finish..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (427) - CYPRUS - OCT 31, 2015
Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit. So strong that almost instantly a fruit fly fell in my glass. Caramel, malt, hops. Taste is sweet and heavy bitter. Oily texture, soft carbonation, warm alcohol finish.


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