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RATINGS: 796   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2891) - 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.

4
   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 (7146) - 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 (12189) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1970) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
22oz. bottle shared with Headbanger, poured into a snifter at 42. Color is a hazy orange gold with good carbonation and a small very tight head. Aroma is a bold hoppy citrus scent with a little malt showing though. It has a full body that goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in sweet with a bold malt flavor some fruit then its backed by a rich hop taste that gives a little citrus and an even bitterness. Wow this is one of the best Imperial IPAs Ive had, the malt stands out big and rich and the hop are huge without going all grapefruit. Very well done brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3924) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
22oz bomber 1/12/10 (Davidsons Liquor)- 42 in Snifter Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a big tight white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste of the same with some pine coming through. This medium to full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2010
bottle from secret santa poured an orange amber in color with a thin off white head that lightly laced the glass. aroma has caramel, pine, light citrus, and a nice bitterness. mouth feel coats nice and the carbonation on the low side. flavor has a nice firm bitter smack, caramel sweetness, a hefty malted body, low citrus, and some pines. the alcohol is amazingly hidden in this one and the flavors have held up very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1571) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle: bombastic, powerful, a bomb. Happy 3rd anniversary. Food Pairing: Turkey Stuffing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
(Sample Date: 7/18/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of gandgkevin on 07/18/2009 at Immys. Floral citrusy minty hop nose with caramel sweetness. Orange citrus notes. Cloudy orange golden with small white head. Lightly grainy with hefty bitterness. Some alcohol warming! Hop flavor really comes out in the finish. Finish is medium with medium body and mouth.


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