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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

rajendra82's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1041) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
The orange amber colored body body looked very cloudy, and the head was creamy and craggy, and crowned above the rim of the tulip. The smell was subdued for the style, with a citric floral hop presence hidden under the thick foam. The taste was a good balance of citric and herbal hops and sweet and sticky malt. The beer lacked the in your face bitterness of the really good DIPAs, and instead provided a more laid back session. The body was quite thick for the style, starting approach on the Barleywine levels. This was a good beer, but I liked Mongo better as a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2891) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Feel like I’m eating hop leaves - thick and heavy. Drinks well though, bitterness is fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1147) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (364) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1057) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2249) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Chunky hoppy sweet. If there was a IPA syrup for pancakes. Carmel hops light bite nose is citrus strong and apple and candy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
22oz bottle of 10 Year Anniversary Ale (11% this year) into a Corsendonk badged tulip (twice) on 3rd June 2016 while on holiday in California. Golden amber in colour with a little beige head of deep foam. The breweries description is spot on, I found this hoppy, piney and with a warming alcoholic depth from the first sniff and sip. I had the whole bottle with a cheese platter and salted biscuits, sharing neither the beer or cheese plate with anyone or thing (Frankie the dog looked on hopefully). Impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Candied apple and lots of guava and citrus, mango. Golden amber pour with good head and lacing. Very bitter. And very nice all around. A little more complex than the hop concepts I just had. Tap at Sovereign Savor event.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Golden pour with decent head. Lots and lots of hops and sweet citrus aromas. Flavors if more hoppy deliciousness. Pretty good for a style that has been becoming less and less of a favorite.

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