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Anniversary Ale - Port Brewing

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Anniversary AleAnniversary Ale

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: neurobot01 on 05-07-2014

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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 11
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Trails End.

Pours a hazy straw color with a nice white head. Lots of retention and lacing. Smell is very fruity hops - orange, grapefruit, and tangerine along with just a bit of caramel sweetness. Flavor was a blast of orange citrus on the palate, followed by some citrus juices and sweet malt. Finish is bitter-sweet and lingering. Body was medium, with a lot of hop resin and ample carbonation

Overall, this is a big hop beer with all of the flavors that I personally enjoy front and center. I really enjoyed this. It went down way too easy for 10 % ABV.

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Deep orange, hazy, with a generous off-white head that recedes slowly to a thick sticky lace and a few specks.
Rich hoppy smell, fruity but leafy also, without forgetting the pine. Blood orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple juice, light dankness, flower petals, pine needles. Should be sweet too, getting a lot of caramel on the nose.
Great citrus and pineapple hop in the front, really hits, like freshly squeezed juice, but also with a big spicy feel (piquant grapefruit peel, kiwi and pineapple seeds), a nice bitter-sweet balance tilted on the later side by the following caramel malts, rather thick and sticky. That doesn't last long, hop oils blast you away closing to the finish, at first spicy and leafy, then clearly (and nicely) dank, with big pine resin and finishing with a strong concentrated hop bitterness.
Surprisingly there's quite some sweetness in the aftertaste, something that feels like orange flavoured candy, but not in a bad way. Otherwise, tons of hops. Medium body, prickly carbonation that really tends to fatigue the palate.
Undeniably TONS of hops in this one, and not entirely bad handled, but there's a bit of balance missing. As refreshing (and rewarding) the first sips are, it will get a bit heavier. Booze will challenge your locomotor skills, but will not be felt in the taste. There's no room for that.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Slightly hazy orange color with a one+ finger head
S: Everything that comes to mind hops only turned to 11. Viscous pine, citrus peel, florals, earth, caramel and tropical fruits
T: Big. Almost too much so. Citrus, tropical fruit and pine dominate but there's some caramel and booze underneath
M: Full-bodied, a touch of booze and a touch viscous
O: Very much embodies the west-coast DIPA style then cranks it up a notch. Certainly a lot went into this and many will like it though I personally would prefer it dialed back a hair

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Good looks dark orange and rocky head
Great fruity aroma even already 6 months old
Malty and alcohol, boozy
medium body, appropriate carbs, lots of heat
Good DIPA but too but too much booze/heat

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Anniversary Ale from Port Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.