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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3053) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draft, Bavarian Lodge. So many I-IPAs at this place, but I choose you! A fine orange IPA color with the thin ring of foam in the snifter. BLs beer list says there are floating hop bits, but I cant see them in this light. Slightly higher viscosity on the lips, veering toward scotch territory. Full of Pacific hop resins, citrus and grapefruit, likely my ol pal Amarillo. A big bitter coating on the tongue. Couldnt get my nose into the brimful snifter at first, but yes, the smell carries the hops that are also found in the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3587) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2868) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27019) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Paps. 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36180) - 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 (12000) - 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 (11648) - 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.


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