RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on July 12th, split with Dave and Bryan.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
  Aroma: Aroma of pine, citrus.
  Taste: Medium bitterness, orange.
    Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste, covers alcohol well..

Summary: First off, thanks to Dave for acquiring this. Was a great tasty treat.

voyageurmike (476) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Clear amber beer with full body. Sweet orange with resin and booze notes. Lingering bitter finish with malt undertone.

Piotrek4 (249) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Aromat bardzo orzeźwiający, dużo białych owoców. Zero karmelu, goryczka grejpfrutowa, bardzo solidna, alko lekko rozgrzewa. Dużo ciała, zdecydowanie duża butelka na jedną osobę trochę by zmęczyła.

DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bomber->Ocelot glass courtesy of GenDV110k+OT, thanks Donnie! Hazy copper with small frothy offwhite head. A: pine hops and caramel malt dominate. T: same, too malty for a great IPA. Eh.

Grima (2499) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle from Bierkompass!
3rd Anniversary. Pours hazy amber colored with a short lasting off-white head. Wide range of aromas: Mango, maracuja, sweet caramel, candy sugar. Taste is strong hoppy with lots of fruit and sweet candy sugar...

djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus, spruce, grass. Medium body, grapefruit, grass, lingering bitterness, very good.

ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2017
Handelt sich bei meinem Fläschchen, Bombergröße 😀, um ne 2016ner Ausgabe. Relativ fresh also. Gab’s beim MIKKELLER BOTTLE SHOP in Kopenhagen. 92DKK. Schwerst VERHOPFT das Ganze. Hart pampelmusenmatschig und wild DRY. Der Saft, das Elixier und das massiv VERBITTERT. Kratzig, unrund und doch eine Herzensangelegenheit.....zumindest für Hopheads 😍!!! Würde ich wieder kaufen, auch wenn der Nachtrunk massiv alkoholisch aufdringlich ist....irgendwie lägger 😉...HARD STUFF!!!

exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 16, 2016
Наверно& эталонн& DIPA. Всё в норме. Аромат шикарны& цитрусо& вкус - не экстрем& горечь, алко не чувству&

HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Quite malty aroma, caramel, sugar, syrup. Some hoppy grapefruit and orange zest. Fabulous palate, thick and rich body, with just the right carbonation. Bitter finish, long. Mostly bitter with very pleasant sweet tones for balance. Yum!

rumore (649) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 29, 2016
American beers tasting at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours golden with white foam. Aroma, in addition to some herbaceous and resinous, shows alcohol. Taste conforms that, with loads of bitterness and a rather during alcoholic feeling. Extreme. Somehow unbalanced.

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bbbeer (852) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
10th anniversary IIPA. Hazy gold-orange, small white head. Boozy, orangy aroma. Full body although alcohol is well-hidden. Flavor is moderately bitter, orange hops, a lot of sweet malt background. Pretty drinkable for 11%, not sure I’ll remember much about it.

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