Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
08-25-2013 20:18:17 | More by VelvetExtract
District of Columbia
4.19/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
08-24-2013 02:38:47 | More by cjgiant
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
08-24-2013 02:10:18 | More by nickfl
3.99/5 rDev -3.2%
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
08-24-2013 02:09:15 | More by kylehay2004
4.39/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
08-22-2013 04:51:38 | More by rand
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
22 oz. bomber poured into the larger version of the Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid portion comes out a nice golden orange color. Glows a little brighter when held up to the light and there's perfect clarity, no haze or particles at all. Nice big off white to tangerine colored head that has some great lacing and glass retention.
The smell is good, bread, sweet, as well as a lot of tropical fruit aromas. Hops very present more pine than citrus and slightly earthy/grassy/floral. Sweeter than most Double IPAs I've had.
Taste is a slight step up from the smell, both still good. Nice malty sweetness, pale and caramel, very bready. Pinnaple, tangerine, mango ,plenty of citrus; then goes a little more earthy with some leafy pine resin and a hint of bitter onion.
Mouthfeel is good, high medium. Good carbonation level, and a lingering flavor for a little while. Pretty well balanced, maybe a little sweeter than most Double IPAs. Starts nice and sweet with bitterness that comes in stages.
We all know Avery can brew IPAs, Avery is actually the IPA that got me in to IPAs. This was a solid Double IPA, glad to have gotten a bottle.
08-20-2013 02:26:19 | More by AndyAvalanche
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
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