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RATINGS: 792   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 – Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe; dry-hopped with Columbus and Amarillo. Body – Medium.
Availability – Late Spring / Early Summer Release. Ranges from 10%-11% ABV.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pour is a hazy orange with a bubbly off-white head. Lots of fruit on the nose, a lot of white grape and citrus, some peach, bitter pine resin, and a bready malt character. Lots of sticky pine hops on the taste, nice bit of malt up front too, citrus fruits, again I get a nice white grape taste, and a bit of mango. Nice bit of bitterness, well balanced with the malt character, and really drinkable.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1100) - SPAIN - SEP 23, 2016
From Zombier. 6? 66cl. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Sword 4. Very resinous. Reminds me my beloved Pseudosue but this one is just a tiny step below because its higher ABV, which is very well hidden but goes up to the head pretty quickly

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (650) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle, 3rd anniversary. Pours hazy orange amber with almost no head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, herbal piney hops, alcohol. Taste is over moderate to heavy sweet, over moderate bitter, sweet malts, caramel, toffee, bitter hops, alcohol, light herbal, resiny bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1566) - LATVIA - SEP 6, 2016
Amber clear with medium off white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet malty and fruity start with medium citrus sourness, immediately followed by very strong hoppy bitterness. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2242) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours a finger and half of head on a slightly hazy straw body. Aroma is pine forest, grapefruit, lemon and orange. Wonderful. Taste starts mildly sweet, then goes big pine bitterness and finishes with super malty sweet. Texture is thicker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle (as Anniversary Ale), 11% ABV (from beergium). Pours amber with beige head. The head stays, nice lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus, pine, caramel, Flavor is sweet and bitter, pine, citrus, malt, booze, some floral hops. Finish is resin bitter with some alcohol. Drinkability is decent, but it’s too boozy for my taste. Overall: ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Feel like I’m eating hop leaves - thick and heavy. Drinks well though, bitterness is fair.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Bomber. 2016 10 year anniversary version. 11% Clear dark gold with a large, foamy, off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pink grapefruit, mango, peach, orange, pine, caramel. Flavor is pine, orange peel, grapefruit, peach, caramel, toasted malts and light spice. Medium plus bodied, oily and creamy with a dry end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (371) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
10 year anniversary ale - deep golden color, off white head. Bet brings citrus and pine with a nice make backbone in aroma and taste. Well balanced overall. Smooth medium body, ready drinking. 11% abv well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Big...with a huge citrus punch! Anniversary boast tons of hops, but there is a nice malty backbone to it as well--just enough to hold everything together. Very nice to sip on. 22oz bottle

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1793) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2016
On tap at Ridgewood Wine & Beer, Raleigh, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit rind, and light pineapple. Taste of soft grapefruit, wet grass, fresh pine needles, and mild caramel malt. Nice lingering bitterness. A great DIPA.


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