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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

512 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

zonker17, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Tiernan, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

bernsteinhasselhoff, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

StubFaceJoe, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

VelvetExtract, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

r0nyn, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

traviswhillier, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

akang, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: cloudy dirty golden, some head with decent retention and lacing
S: strong orange-citrus notes
T: sweet malt and orange forward notes, like a creamsicle, sort of. Melds into a dryer end, but in a very subtle way...
M: up front some carbonation and the sweetness mentioned dominates. The subtleness mentioned (in taste) is a dry mossy feel early, ending in a malt-coated, orange tinged, dryness that isn't overpowering, but rather a nice surprise for me.
O: Very enjoyable beer, but with some of its malty sweetness, you have to be in the mood for this beer. It's a good middle-of-flight beer.

cjgiant, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

nickfl, Aug 24, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
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

kylehay2004, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Lovely85, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

melissajtai, Aug 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

gtermi, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

kevindp9, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Sazz9, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BMart, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of rand
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 22 oz bottle to nonic pint glass

Another ace from Avery, as they celebrate their twentieth with a big, West Coast style IPA. The brew is bold in every category - ABV, bouquet, palate - but stays within a nice range and balance, never letting one aspect taking over the brew. This is probably the best IPA Avery's concocted. Here are the specs:

A: Copper-tan in color, slightly opaque with a cloudy haze. The brew forms a sticky, frothy head that traces the glass with lacing.

S: The nose is appropriately hop-forward, with a combination of earthy tea, tropical and citrus notes. The malt-profile provides a nice, sweet backdrop, but unlike a lot of big, 9+% ABV IPA's, they don't overwhelm you or remind of bread soaked in sugar water.

T: The tropical notes really jump out at first, accented by a sweet undertone. Distinct citrus as well, almost as if they added orange pith. All of this is delivered in a vinous, bitter wrapper, which sweetens mid-sip. Booze is more noticed here, which works to dry the brew, leading to a long, bitter-sweet finish. Drinkable and tasty, the flavors can stand up to many of the amazing IPA's around here in San Diego.

M: Viscous and oily-slick, the heavy body only helps to deliver the bold aspects. Fortunately, plenty of carbonation keeps the palate clean between sips.

rand, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Texasfan549, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

facesnorth, Aug 21, 2013
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.