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RATINGS: 726   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%.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (736) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
bottle. hazy deep golden orange with one finger head. medium body with west coast hops. quite a bit of sweet citrus. pretty big and boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Very enjoyable. Hazy orange pour with a thick yellow hued head. Aroma is citrus and pineapple and pine. Taste adds a malt hint to the nose. Liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2325) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque amber with a thick, frothy beige head. Smells like biscuit and toasted malts, light caramel, citrus, light pineapple, and pine hops. Tastes smooth, like a nice balance of sweet, bready malts and fresh hops with some light citrus and toast. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3680) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright, hazy amber with thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and toasted malts, light caramel, citrus, light pineapple, and pine hops. Flavor is a smooth balance of sweet, bready malts and fresh hops with some light citrus and some toast. Medium body and carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1177) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2014
cloudy golden colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; very complex aroma of tangerine, tropical fruits, pine resin, biscuit notes and hints of citruses; taste is the very same with herbal notes, some honey and spicy aftertaste - cool IIPA

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Fruity, alcohol and bitter aroma. The taste is fruity but not really more bitter and difficult to drink according to me. A heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. This beer was really nothing for me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (617) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2014
Color cobrizo, espuma marfil. Aromas de frutas tropicales, miel, azúcar moreno, pino. Cuerpo denso, textura melosa, sabor dulce de miel y frutas tropicales con final seco con presencia de alcohol. Muy rica.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. This is a nice big hop bomb of an IPA that sits very nicely. Would get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Butelka 66cl. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana piwa jest duża o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma bardzo złożony aromat. Tarta, wanilia, gruszka, lody śmietankowe, guma rozpuszczalna o smaku jabłkowym, pomarańcz, grejpfrut, mango i żywica. USTA : średnio nasycone o tłustej konsystencji podobnej do nektaru mango. Piwo klei się na ustach. Mocno słodkie ale nuty żywiczne i cytrusowe nadają piwu wystarczająco goryczy by zaprosić do następnego łyku. Owocowe nuty i alkohol przypominają gruszki i ananasy w zalewie, tarte z owocami tropikalnymi popijana ciemnym rumem czy amerykańskim bourbonem. Gorzkość jest spora ale nie zalega. Posmak jest żywiczny, gorzki i alkoholowy. Tarta tez nie daje o sobie zapomnieć. ODCZUCIA : mocne piwo. Smaczne i deserowe. Jak na zawartość alkoholu to jest świetnie ukryty. Pomimo to nie jest to piwo łatwo pijalne bo po każdym łyku posmak zalega coraz bardziej. Jest to piwo warzone na każdą rocznice i faktycznie smakuje jak tort urodzinowy popijany cocktailem z ginem, rumem i sokiem tropikalnym. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : +1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2014
0,65 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Opalescent pale golden with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma of huge malt and fruit, honeyish resin, pine and fig. Malty backbone with a ton of tropical fruits, honey and alcohol, huge bit of hops with resin and rosehip, juniper at finish.


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