Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobhits:
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
This review will require some adjustments after a second bottle, I just know I'm not ready to do it justice, had an IPA before hand.
This beer just explodes with hop aroma, so fresh, to fruity, so citrus, just wonderful. A deep sugary malt is in the back waiting as well.
The pour had more head than you can imagine, 3/4 of a glass of foam will form if you give it a half assed pour. A bright and clean body, completely transparent with a light orange color. So yeah knock a point or two off for not having anything floating in it or a hazy ipa look, shame on you Avery!
The flavor gives me a mix of citrus hops but with a bit more passion fruit. There's a bite to this one that reminds me of a west coast ipa, but the finish turns to a southern hemisphere like beer. I'm not sure if this is the hops or the malt doing this. A lot of nice sugars in the malt give this a nice very balance finish with so much hop focus.
Very very drinkable almost too much at 9.7.
This was bottled in may so at most it was bottled in the last 20 days. Fresh! This is really good stuff but it misses the epic world class levels. Still a worthy beer from Avery and I won't lie...I'd like to see this on tap!
05-21-2013 01:32:35 | More by bobhits
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured into an impy nonic a clear medium golden with a large blooming one and a half finger white head atop that left multiple rings of broken chunks behind as it settled.Caramel malts and tropical fruits in the nose,sweet but not overly so.I like the full almost airy feel in the mouth,it went down nicely.Flavors of grilled pineapple and citrus with a tinge of vidalia onion the is a little off putting at first but doesn't overpower like another Colorado brewed beer wich I won't name.It's sweet but not nearly as sweet as way to many of the style,a worthy anniversary beer from a solid brewery.
07-05-2013 23:56:07 | More by oberon
3.89/5 rDev -5.6%
Light brown in color off of the pour. A very light bit of foam remains after the pour. The nose is a faint but it is definitely all about the hops. Faint but apparent grapefruit hops on the nose. The flavoring is all hops with the grapefruit and slightly orange flavor. The hops are what you get in the aftertaste and there is a nice hop fade on the tongue. A pretty brisk mouthfeel and it is fairly refreshing. Very well done.
07-22-2013 04:14:52 | More by Franziskaner
4.41/5 rDev +7%
Appearance: good clarity, orangey with white creamy head
Aroma: very piney, like a fresh cut Christmas tree, citrus aromas as well, biscuity malt
Taste: outrageously piney and grapefruity with an almost indetectable biscuity malt backbone, clean yeast
Mouthfeel: oddly light and crisp for a 9.7% ale. Medium carbonation
Overall: Delicious. Definitely worth a try. A step up from most DIPAs in terms of piney and grapefruity character that literally explodes on your taste buds
08-14-2013 01:39:24 | More by dwren89
4.19/5 rDev +1.7%
Floral, grass, some pineapple and light tropical fruit astringency. Sweet pink grapefruit in the background along with some pine and very, very slight resin stickiness. Very noticeable breadiness and biscuit sweetness. Really nice DIPA - not very aggressive, but well balanced and big on the floral, grass, and light-fruit sweetness.
07-03-2013 04:57:11 | More by timc100
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.