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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - TwentyAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty

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BA SCORE
92
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470 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: watsonmd on 05-17-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brew-Ligion in Murrieta, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight onion aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and onion flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the onion presence I am getting from the hops used is not that great in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 07:23:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the hops, which contribute flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Only some hints of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering the strength of this beer, it hides its alcohol very well.

Note: Bottled in May 2013

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 21:43:38 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 23:56:07 | More by oberon
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled May 2013

Pours an effervescent amber/copper with 3 fingers of egg-shell colored head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Bready, leafy hops, pine & mango

T: Pineapple, breadyness, pineyness & leafy hops up front. Leafy hops, grapefruit & a little bit of breadyness & pears as this warms, a little bit of orange peel as well. Finishes with pineapple, grapefruit & leafiness with a touch of passion fruit, plus a bit of cattyness

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, pretty good balance

A good DIPA would've loved to try this fresh, but pretty darn hoppy as it is. Pretty good, liked this better than some of the more recent Anniversary offerings. Drinks pretty easy, despite the ABV

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 03:06:46 | More by russpowell
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Nice lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: pine, orange, and grapefruit tones are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: nice malty start with grapefruit, orange, pear, caramel, and a piney bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden here, but there is some warmth late in the taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Surprisingly short lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: this is a well balanced and nicely drinkable beer. As an anniversary beer, I expected a bit more uniqueness, but it does stay true to the DIPA style in a straightforward way.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 23:52:31 | More by Gavage
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mactrail

California

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This pours a dark orangey amber in the St. Bernardus goblet. Lovely aroma of fresh sawdust and gardenias, if you use your imagination a little. Sharp and sparkly mouthfeel.

Powerful flavors, but the hop bitterness is reined in slightly. Medium body but on the acidic side. Quite hot with alcohol. Warmly toned with malt, but it sharpens up after the initial glow. This is really a mix of hoppy flavors that is unlike any DIPA I've encountered. It's fruity, then orangey, then the resiny sharpness, and the mango, and the piney pineapple. Lots of aromatics give it a more drinkable and interesting character, but it's still a wallop of crazy flavors. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in OB.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 06:38:27 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured sordove an oily and dark yellowish meets burnt orange color. It presents a nice white fluffy cap and solid head retention. A good amount of lacing persists sip after sip...

S: Sordove dank upfront but then its covered up by some sweet malt, breadiness and whiff of caramel covered pine cones and tropical fruits.

T: The first thing I notice is the malt bill on this with a blend of caramel and toasted bread which is needed for this hop bomb. A tad slick upfront worth big notes of pine, citrus in the way of grapefruit and orange peel and tropical fruits(mango, some pineapple). It is a little slick which shows up on the back end. The booze is not that pungent but noticeable. Bitterness is moderate for me.

M: A big, hearty IIPA this is. Well carbonated and chewy. Some oil sits on the palate. A little bit of syrup and sweetness as well.

O: I prefer it over Maharaja and maybe over DuganA. It was a big chewy hop bomb with loads of flavor. I would drink this again!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 18:38:02 | More by barleywinefiend
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

released in may, I am not sure how much this has faded, being an ipa and all, but if it has, it must have been absolutely incredible, because even in November this is drinking really well. hazy honey color on the pour with a gorgeous white head as thick as cool whip and not fading much at all. ring lacing to boot. the nose is the sweeter, more oily end of the hop spectrum, with a notable alcohol kick and a malt profile that supports the hops without interfering. the flavor is a lot more bitter than the nose, especially in the finish, but I still get a whole range of sweeter fruity hops on the front end. its got a island vibe to it, not pineapple in that way, but it has an airy lightness to it for the style that is really appetizing. easy drinking for its depth, soft in feel but very well carbonated. its not filling at all, and the buzz comes on slow. the last several years of this series have all been outstanding, but this may be the pick of the lot. in my opinion more complex than some of the other big avery ipas.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 17:22:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottled May 2013. Acquired earlier tonight at Sunset Beer Co for $8.00. 9.7% ABV confirmed. "XX India Pale Ale." Reviewed as an IPA since it identifies as such (not an imperial IPA). 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic uninteresting label art and foiled-over standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are above average; I'm from Colorado and have never been big on this brewery - but then again I've had pitifully few of their beers, none of which are their really highly regarded ones.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice beige-light light khaki colour. Nice fluffy cream. Fairly frothy. Good thickness. Good (~5-6 minute) retention for the high ABV. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Colour is of average intensity. Above average vibrance, but not to an impressive extent.

Overall, it's standard fare for the style. Looking exactly as expected. No real lacing as the head recedes. Looking forward to trying it, but nothing's popping out at me so far.

Sm: I'm greeted by your typical floral hop character - not remarkably varied or evocative, but within style conventions. Searching deeper, I get a hint of vague grapefruit zest - though it isn't citrusy or juicy or fresh. Hop profile is balanced by some zealous sweet malts - caramalts, primarily, but some pale malt too. Lightly grassy; somewhat grainy. Really digging, I pick up some mango and maybe tangerine. Hop character is rather underwhelming overall; I've encountered hundreds of other IPAs that smell just like it. Certainly not unique or special. I'm not too confident in their hop choices based on the aroma.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Not getting the oily, nectary, or biscuity hops that I crave in a good example of the style. Not getting any onion either if that's your bag.

Comes off overly sweet for the style. Seems like a mess. I don't anticipate serious complexity or subtlety. A decent aroma of mild strength.

T: The lack of balance is immediately apparent. It's definitely a mess, never feeling like a focused deliberate cohesive whole.

I get some tropical fruit character from the hops - tangerine, mango. Also a hint of grapefruit lacking any bite, juiciness, refreshing character, or zest.

Some generic floral hops round out the last of the hop character. No oily, nectary, citrusy, or refreshing hop content here, lads.

The body is your run-of-the-mill overcompensating IPA body: pale malts and caramalt in a quantity that's high enough to hide any hop bitterness but results in overdone sweetness as a result. Malts don't feel married well to the hops at all.

No complexity or subtlety of note. Quite mundane. Not a unique or special IPA by any means. A bit grainy, but not real grassy. Flavour intensity is average, as is the flavour duration. Lacks depth of flavour. Decent body.

No yeast character comes through. Maybe a bit of alcohol, but I wouldn't call it hot, boozy, or gushed.

Mf: Too thick for its relative lack of flavour depth and/or diversity. Decently full-bodied. A bit overbearing. Unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Smooth and wet. Not oily. Average hardness; certainly not soft or approachable. Doesn't really suit or feel tailored towards the style. Not carefully done by any means. Middling execution. Average presence on the palate.

Dr: Meh. Another mundane brew from Avery. Overpriced for its quality. I definitely wouldn't get it again. Why brew this? Uninspired, unoriginal, and without any experimentation or boldness. Unrefreshing. Doesn't hide its ABV very well. I expected better, and I wasn't even expecting that much. Feels like Avery's cashing in on the one-off craze - and hey, they got my money - so good for them. Wouldn't recommend this to friends. I wouldn't want another.

High C-

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 04:48:25 | More by kojevergas
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rustico in Arlington.

The beer is copper to orange with a half inch of off white head. Aromas of pine, hops, alcohol, dank hops. Flavor follows the nose. Though the beer is hop forward, there is a substantial malt presence throughout. Alcohol warmth throughout. Definitely drinks like a near 10% abv beer. Best for sharing with a few people. Ok...

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 23:48:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in May 2013. Pours slightly hazy pale golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, mango, peach, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with huge complexity of tropical/citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, grapefruit, peach, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of tropical bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, pineapple, mango, peach, floral, grass, honey, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance that doesn’t overpower hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, fairly crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Big complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors, with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9.7%. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:05:40 | More by superspak
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quarter finger head but with nice lacing on a nearly clear copper with gold hues body.

S: pine resin, turpentine, heavy sweet bread malts, orange citrus and floral hops.

T: breads, candied orange, pine resin, earthy hops. simple overall.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. a bit oily, coating the palate.

Overall: I want more from this one, it seemed a little too simple

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:09:15 | More by kylehay2004
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Above average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, malt, and a lot of fruit.

T: Tasted of hops (a fairly high amount), some pine, malt, and a good amount of fruit (apricot, grapefruit). A complex and surprisingly subtle and tasty flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, very well done beer. Drinkable.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2013 00:59:43 | More by avalon07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger off-white head kept full by constant carbonation; nice lacing. Great aroma of fresh pine and citrus hops, pleasant at arms length while pouring. Flavor also dominated by fresh pine, citrus and lightly herbal hops supported by caramel, lightly bready malt and stone fruit juice. Medium bodied with some creaminess and great mouth feel from carbonation. A very nice, well balanced and pungently hoppy IPA. Avery has produced a world class IIPA here. Requires serious pacing because of the high ABV and inviting taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:32:24 | More by LiquidAmber
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nickfl

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a small head of white foam on a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and lease excellent lace. An aroma of pungent pine and grapefruit. Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of caramel and pine. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish. Definitely a malt forward DIPA, but the hop character is still nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:10:18 | More by nickfl
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champ103

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hay Merchant, and a few other places around Houston.

A: Pours a clear orange/reddish color. A frothy two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big pine, and oily hops up front. At first I am thinking this is going to be an over barring piny bitter bomb. Though quickly balanced by orange and citrus like hops. The malt character is strong, for good balance as well. A good and appropriate hefty caramel sweetness.
T: Follows the nose with a big piny and resiny flavor up front. Fruity, citrus like hops in the middle. Then finishes with caramel and crystal malts. The sweetness from the malts makes this very balanced.
M/D: A full body with moderate-high carbonation. A smooth crispness, if there is such a thing. Creamy with the right amount of heft in the body. A bit of solvent like alcohol that makes this nice and warming. Easy and enjoyable to sip on.

It has been a while since I enjoyed an Avery Anniversary Ale. This is well made, with a big hop presents up front, and substantial malt balances. Which makes this very enjoyable to drink. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 19:07:05 | More by champ103
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a mini snifter.

Appearance - Burnt orange, pushing amber in color. Nice white head. Good lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. All over the place with the hop profile, but it's good. Some sweetness and malt in the nose, too.

Taste - Again, the hop profile is all over. It's still really nice. More tropical in nature than pine. Grapefruit. Dry after the maltiness dies down. Almost too dry, but I appreciate the low sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Very dry. Medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall - Quite enjoyable. Surprising from Avery. Maybe honing in on a particular hop flavor would improve this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2013 02:46:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Okay, so what's a dIPA suppose to be? Hoppy and malty, right? Along those lines this beer delivers.
Bottled in May, drank in May. How's that for freshness mofos!

Orange/copper clean and clear pour. A subtle head ticks points off this rating. Slick lacing.

Aroma is hoppy at first. Kind of has three main hop aromas: citrus, pine and onion. Where's the tropical? Oh well. The hops are dragged back in by a dollop of malt, which makes the aroma seem resiny and thick

Hops are all over this bad boy. They seem to fight rather than play nicely. Citrus and pine duke it out while onion nestles in the background. Caramel malt and the sweetness poke up their heads to say hi and leave a filminess about them. Don't really like that aspect. Fits the category, just for me a crisp dryness does the trick.

A big beer for 20 years.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:36:00 | More by Mebuzzard
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - bright, see through, copper orange with a very large, dense, pure white head that leaves nice lacing

S - bread, sugar, grapefruit, pineapple

T - pine, grapefruit, sweet malt, bread, pineapple, mango, bitter finish, alcohol

M - full bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a really nice DIPA. It's bold and assertive. The hops are incredibly pungent and well rounded, the malt offers a nice balancing backbone, and the alcohol offers a warming, full bodied feel to the sip. This is definitely a DIPA worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 15:41:29 | More by tdm168
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22oz bottle that a friend slid me for free, nice. Bright orange color, good head. I liked the smell, it was promsing, very fruity, very dank, super hops. The flavor was a total letdown. Syrup, cherry cough syrup specifically. Yes it was hoppy but then I'd get that robitussin. Maybe its because I just got back from San Diego or maybe its because I was drinking Alpine IPA's all last week but this beer just sucked. What a mess.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 04:03:09 | More by ArrogantB
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with one finger head and lace that refuses to go away/ Of course the aroma is hoppy, bringing to mind wet, citrusy hops that can hit "grape" level and there are touches of roasted, breadlike malts and some sweet caramel. A very hoppy but not tastebud killing beer and one of the few DIPAs that can pull off the trick of being well-balanced so I get a hop wallop sensation as I drink and yet, along with the citric and grapey hop flavors, there is some sweetness coming from tropical fruits and/or sweet malts. I really enjoyed this beer as the hops please but don't overpower and the carbonation is lively so the beer is sharp but not cutting and the finish is crisp and clean, and the ABV doesn't tend to bleed or heat the beer up as I drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 12:27:35 | More by clayrock81
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle picked up locally after hearing such positive rumblings on this one. enjoyed from a dfh ipa glass.

a - brew poured a transparent ipa orange with a classic frothy ipa head. huge lace covered the glass.

s - sweet pine cone dankness.

t - dank sweet pine cone-ness. nice sweet caramel backbone. almost like a barley only sweeter and hoppier.

m - a bit thick and syrupy, but not really. fairly sweet.

o - overall, a nice treat and enjoyable one off, but not something i'd look for on the reg since it is a bit too sweet for me, but really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:03:23 | More by cosmicevan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a clearer, glowing ruby orange. Modest sized head. Good, consistent lacing. Just a nice looking brew.

S-Smell is heavy on booze, juicy citrus hops and a fistful of pine. It is a bold aroma that isn't too complex.

T-A large pine hop assault. There is also a juicy, candied citrus flavor that leads into the sweet caramel maltiness and a fruity yeast flavor. There are hints of other juicier, hop derived fruit flavors. Booze is clear.

M-A sipper. My pour went down slowly. Its plenty bitter and plenty hot but it just kinda works.

O/D-A big old' tongue bully. This take on the DIPA isn't my favorite but I thought this was an above average brew all things considered.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 20:18:17 | More by VelvetExtract
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prototypic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Avery Twenty pours a lighter gold color. It looks to have a touch of orange to it. It’s very clear. Backlighting reveals a little more orange, but it’s still light and subtle. A soft white crown tops it. It’s modest, standing less than a finger tall. Retention was a little on the short side. Lacing was very sticky, but left only a moderate trail of lace lining the glass.

The nose is pretty good. It’s very sweet up front. Smells like a mix of caramel and sugar cookies. The caramel is stronger than anticipated given the color. The hops are nice and strong. They’re piney, dank, and earthy. There are some light citrus grapefruit and orange notes, but they’re secondary to the other scents. The malts provide some balance, but it falls on the hoppy side of the fence. Alcohol is there, but it doesn’t smell like nearly 10%. Not bad.

The flavor is on par with the nose. The malt base is alright. It’s very sweet and is sturdy. It does taste like a blend of caramel and sugar cookie flavors. The caramel is surprisingly strong. I wasn’t expecting much in that department initially. I was wrong. The hop flavor is very piney and dank. It has an earthy flavor that is a little reminiscent of onion. There are some citrus grapefruit and orange flavors, but they are definitely secondary. It’s a little bitter. The malts balance it out okay. Alcohol is definitely there. It’s a little warm, but isn’t boozy. Finishes sweet, piney, and dank.

The body is medium. Carbonation is light, and the bubbles feel nice and soft. It’s big and is definitely a bit of a sipper. It doesn’t go down too bad for a big beer though.

Twenty is a pretty nice release from Avery. I don’t think it’s great beer, but it is pretty good. Personally, It’s a little too sweet and caramel malty for me. The hops are also a bit too danky. It really is pretty good though. Just needs a couple of slight adjustments. Happy 20th!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:31:29 | More by prototypic
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Glistening gold, clear, and with a slight 1/4 finger head.

S: Ridiculous fruit/hop component. I'm thinking mango and orange juice.

T: A bit of booze, but not much... so much awesomeness! That sugar content teetered the wall on being too much, but it ultimately wasn't.

M: The right amount of booziness and sugar, the carbo was just about right, and the ridiculous lacing told the story.

O: The DIPA category is VERY competitive. This one is a noble entry into that competition.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 02:36:33 | More by Chaney
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.