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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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3.8
drjay44 (3735) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 22 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, but lasting, off white, tiny bubbled head of long duration, with attractive lacing ( hops strike again), over a slightly cloudy (?dry hopping), apricot colored (SRM 13-14) body.....nose is initially toffee, caramel (the usual sweet malt), then in comes resiny pine and grapefruit, with a bit of pineapple......taste again initially is sweet malts, toffee, caramel, then in come the blasting bitter resin and citrus hops ending with a refreshing lingering palate cleansing bitterness.....mouth feel is rich, heavy, full, carbonation adds to the whole experience. This is a very nice example of this style. Unfortunately, all great breweries ( in the U.S. at least, and we have many) have mastered this style. It is really wonderful beer, but it risks becoming trite. Then again, if this quality of beer is typical, should one complain?..................Re-tasted on 8/2/10. It continues to be quite delicious, for all the reasons previously mentioned. My initial SRM was way high, it is more a 5-6. BJCP 8/3/16/4/8

3.8
sloth (2910) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Thin tan head that lasts for awhile. Stringy spotty lace. Very murky appearence, serious chill haze though gold copper it seems. Nicely hoppy nose, fruity, melony, citrusy and spicey. Body is med/full slick oily on the palate, nice resinyness, juicey on the palate, gets yer juices flowin. Flavors run to the hoppy side, pineapple, grapefruit, light pine, nicely fruity with a dab of caramely malt sweetness. Fruity finish with some alcohol warmth and a kinder, gentler bite. Dont remember who got this bomber to me and for that i apologize.

3.3
joergen (28377) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of alcohol, hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of hops, pine needles and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Too much alcohol.

3.5
KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium beige head. Aroma had plenty of hops, pine and grapefruit notes. Again flavour had loads of hops, pine, grapefruit and flowers. Finished bitter.

3.7
Ungstrup (37862) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit, peaches and mango, combined with notes of wheat and caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits, and medium notes of caramel, malt, alcohol, which leaves a burn on the tongue, leading to a very bitter and alcoholic finish.

3.8
Pinball (12166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
cloudy orange, small white head. hoppy, bitter, fruity aroma, aroma is very mild compared to description and ABV. flavor is strong hoppy, sweet malty, bitter(hoppy).

3.5
madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Herbs, pine, flowers, grass and citrus in the aroma. Flavour is piney, citric, caramelly, alcoholdense and has a somewhat fruity touch. Medium bodied. Dry. Is harshly bitter in the end.

3.7
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Slightly hazy golden with a lacing off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruit, citrusy and grapefruitish finish with a massive alcohol burn. A little rough. 130909

3.6
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
I thought Tomme said this was Pale Ale... Pours deep amber with a thin offwhite head and some lace. Smells dark and resiny, citrusy hoppy, slightly grassy. Hoppy! Tastes resiny, syrupy hoppy, pretty bitter with some sweetness as well. Woooo, hoppy. Nice. Full syrupy body, could use some more carbonation of course.

3.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
In short: An aggressive super-sweet-super-bitter Double IPA. Pleasantly brutal when fresh.
How: Bottle 22oz. A few times. Much better fresh.
The look: Cloudy dirty orange body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is one-size fits all west-coast hoppy beer with oranges, citrus fruits, coniferous trees, etc. Taste starts off as a bit too sweet with a lot of sugary honey and a little caramel but the truckload of hops quickly balance it out. Hops-related flavours coniferous, tree bark, pine-tree, dry oranges, citrus. Bitterness is sharp and intense, almost abrasive. Alcohol is a little too apparent for my taste but not bothersome. I drank a bottle fresh and really enjoyed it. I drank another bottle late in september 񢉙) and I didn’t enjoy it as much (less crisp, more sugary, more boozy) so I’m entering my old notes on a fresher bottle for this rating. Enjoy now, this beer is nose diving quicker than a Taliban Airline Boeing full of infidels.


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