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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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%.


ACHops' rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (977) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2012
On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours dark cloudy golden with a thin lingering head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and biscuity malt. Taste is pine and citrus hops with a thick bready malt body. Really good but tastes more like a DIPA grab bag than a really intentioned beer. Pales in comparison to Hop 15, which is world class for this style. Also kind of surprising that Port doesn’t do something different and unique each year for their anniversary brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (465) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Totalnie ekstremalna IIPA, z mocarnym żywiczno-cytrusowym aromatem, totalną pełnią smaku, totalną goryczką i totalną owocowością. Totalny jest też poziom alkoholu, tak jak i totalne jest jego idealne ukrycie. Totalne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2690) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle spruce, citrus, golden, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, thick mouthfeel, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1235) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of big time hops, floral, citrus, bread, malts, and some booze. Carbonated mouthfeel. Still a little hot. I think another 6 months would have aged this nicely. Flavor is very similar to what i said about the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2959) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of malt, grain and tropical fruit. Flavor of caramel, hop, mango, peach, pine and citrus. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (171) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Aroma is filled with herbal hops and sweet caramel. Taste is first sweet then followed by bitter oily grassy hops. Beer is full bodied but missing a nice crisp refreshing palate. Good but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2411) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square, PA. Clear orange with a fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, resin, pepper and alcohol. Taste of pine resin, grapefruit, oralnge, tropical fruit, alcohol and pepper. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. An unexceptional imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhopsbeertalk (225) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2015
This beer is missing the big bold hop pressence they brag about. Instead it comes off rather boozy with only an ok level of bitterness. Lacks any real hop aroma or flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
procraste (193) - FRANCE - JUL 1, 2015
Je suis pas fan ... Il y a un côté très brutale dans la façon que cette bière a d’amener les arômes en bouche ... J’imagine que le " massively hopped " est en cause ...Pour nos amis brasseurs, faudrait pas oublier que souvent " le mieux est l’ennemi du bien " Pour autant, ça reste correcte mais je préfère des bières qui se déploient en bouche avec délicatesse plutôt que ce style frontale. Je veux bien de l’impact dans l’amertume, mais là, je trouve ça trop "malté/biscuité" ( trop de "balancing malt" ?? ) ... ( a revoir ? )

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2064) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma of citrus, orange, caramel, pine resin, floral notes, malt, big hops.. Flavour is moderate sweet with a bitter finish. One to sip on slowly, it doesn’t drink easily at all. Be prepared to take some time... Another thick and heavy hop bomb from Port Brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckh7 (4) - - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
Smells great with fresh hoppy smell and sweetness. Looks to be little unfiltered. Taste very flavorful with strong hop flavor good sweet after taste.


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