Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
growl fill thanks to the fine and dandy folks @ Copper Mine Pub (a good reason to move to North Arlington...)
pretty vigorous pour reveals a sparkling white head rising up a mere finger and desperately holding on for dear life, very clear liquid revealing just a modicum of bubbles wandering drunkenly (given the ABV, not a surprise) up the glass, the head fades in just a matter of minutes, lacing is lovely with a cascading sheet of microbubbles clinging to each other like my girl and my credit card, a nice sea shore waves dissipating on the beach vibe, the orange hue is very uniform and clean, pretty good stuff here
deep orange bordering on grapefruit, stinging herbal hop notes (cone), big pull of underlying sweetness buoying this vessel o' hops, some earth hop tones are also in the mix, smells juicy
quite a mouthful weight wise, this really has a presence in that department, the carbonation is tricky but I like it... what does that mean? hmmm... it sort of almost feels as if the carbonation is absent but it rises up just enough to float the heaviness across your mouth, definite hop oils coating the gaping maw that is my head, the flavor is not crazy raze your mouth to the ground hops but there is a nice kick, is there bitterness? er, yeah, but the malt is really balancing things here, the ABV flavor does peek through here and there so the execution is not 100% on that front, you do get a real nice bitter acerbic hop tone on the back end, that part reminds me of ruination but not quite that bracing
a nice drinking experience, a well crafted brew for sure as it scores well without killing all sensation, a nice and thick DIPA that you can sip on for an eve. there is better but this is nicely rounded.
Serving type: growler
07-14-2013 05:04:35 | More by Ego
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.