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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34952) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11959) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 didnt enjoy it as much (less crisp, more sugary, more boozy) so Im 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Nice beer. Its becoming a fairly standard west coast flavor profile: lots of carmel sweetness balanced with a ton of grassy hops, a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Sweet, fruity,and hoppy. Dont get me wrong: no problem with me if this is become a standard style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
22oz Bottle. Purchased at the Bullfrog Brewery - Williamsport, PA. Flickr(http:[email protected] Very juicy and heavily spicy hop aroma. Some goldings-like celery character, which unfortunately makes me think the hop aroma profile is a bit aged. Some classic Port house yeast musk. Pours a really murky orange, with an opalescent golden fringe and a supremely dense creamy dingy-snow colored head. Flavor begins alcoholic, aided by a creamy texture. Starts off on some spicy hop notes, moves quickly to hot alcohol, then some yeast, before a celery-seed and dust finish. What happened? Wheres the luxurious tropical fruit juiciness, the pineyness or the just plain solid hop character. I feel like Im drinking a 4 year old Bigfoot thats hot. A little sticky in the finish, despite a fighting try from the hops and the alcohol. Ugh. Not my favorite IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (593) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Hazy deep golden-amber. Typical west coast nose, with citrus and pine notes. Full bodied, alcohol is well hidden, chewy with a massive dose of hops. Very tasty and dangerously easy drinking for a 10% beer. Not the most complex IIPA of the Port line up, but a really fine and classic example. Would love to try it again...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2009
On tap at 1702. Hoppy, rich beer with quite a bit of hoppiness. Slightly bitter but very enjoyable


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