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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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. Ranges from 10%-11% ABV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12458) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy golden-orange colour with a little slightly beige foam; very hoppy nose (quince dominates), quite dusty and slightly cheesy; full-bodied, a fair bitterness, cream mouthfeel, very flowery, resiney and slightly fruity finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3028) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 3rd Hazy golden orange pour white head nice citrusy hop aroma ... a malty flavor then a nice citrusy hop taste with a long bitter dry hop finish .... a very balanced brew and the ABV is hidden well ... 4th anniversary pale golden pour with orange tint ... light white head aroma of grapefruits very citrusy hop and sweet caramel malts ... taste of bitter citrus hops with a bitter hop finish ... very citrusy brew .... dry hop and warm finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a murky orange, with a good sized white/tan head. Good lacing. Got some floral, piny scents coming from this one. You get the sweet malty flavor at the start and then it lets you have it with a strong bitter finish. Great beer,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium orange color with an off white head. Lots of malty caramel and tropical fruit in the nose with an additional whiff of pine. Medium bodied and sweet with moderate bitterness. Citrus liqueur and caramel dominated the flavor with noticeable warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours an unclear amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops with citrus and peach, and some caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitter. Overall a really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3058) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle from Kris WInes. Hazy orange pour with an off-white head. Lovely fruity, herbal, floral, hoppy aroma. Plenty of citrus notes in there. Flavours of barley sugars, grapefruit, bitter lemon, caramel. Good hop laden mouthfeel. Finishes bitter with a pleasant hop attack. Excellent American IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Clear orange body, medium sized white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, bold citrus. Heavy alcohol taste along with a resinous and long bitter finish. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
Bright orange with a good off white head. Amazing herbal hope nose with plenty of citrus fruit and a good dollop of sweet malty sugary stuff. The flavour is initially too sweet but it soon gives way to some glorious hoppy goodness. Big bitterness and citric fruitiness along with some utterly beautiful grassy and boarderline floral notes. The fruit is absolutely excellent plus there is just a tiny lick of liquorice that really makes it. Actually its a hell of a lot of liquorice, and its bloody excellent. Lengthy spicy finish. An excellent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle shared by AleDude. Pours a semi-hazy orange with a medium tan head. Grapefruit and pine hop nose with some malt in there as well. Flavor is hoppy and pine forward, followed by some sweet malt before a bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12322) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle, bought @ lbutikken, Cph.
Pours hazy to muddy orange with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Lovely hoppy, resiny aroma, grapefruit, strawberry, heavy caramel sweet base. Medium to high carbonation, fine oily mouthfeel. Flavour begins hoppy though not extremely bitter. Piney, grapefruit, and fat, toasted caramel base. Finish is much more bitter, light vinious, herbal, grassy and piney. Amazingly hidden alcohol. Very nice, though it is not Ports best effort.


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