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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - TwentyAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty

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90 Reviews
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Reviews: 90
Hads: 523
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: watsonmd on 05-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 90 | Hads: 523
Photo of xhuskr
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Beachwood-Seal Beach

wonderful brew...hit the spot on a Friday evening after work.

A-clear and present joy
S-solid IPA hoppiness, pine, citrus, dank...if you're reading this you know
T-smooth and so wanted more..the abv kept me from doing so. will hopefully get some more
O-really solid beer...been moving towards PA and away from IPA, but this was more than worth the trip.

Happy Anniversary Avery...happy hoplover here!

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bottle picked up at Greens on Buford Hwy. Bottled May 2013, so super Fresh

A - Clear dark golden color, lots of clarity, 2 fingers of head, and lots of sticky lace left on the glass. Just like a good DIPA should...

S - Dank hops! Equal mix of bitter and floral aromas.

T - Very smooth, well balanced, DIPA. Not a hop bomb, but hoppy indeed. Great balance with the malt grain. So smooth, the ABV is well hidden!

M - Oily and slick, full bodied

O - A great DIPA, dangerously good, with a hidden kick. Packing a buzz half way through it!

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Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic DIPA look, with clear, amber colored body, two finger thick durable head, and gentle carbonation streamer. the smell was a little subdued (for the style), with hay, grapefruit, and honeydew melon in the nose, but not an assault. The taste delivered more hops than the nose hinted at, with a tropical fruit (apricot, persimmon, mango) flavor, followed by some herbs (mint, parsley, coriander) and a decent amount of sweet malt backing. Quite sticky and soft in the mouth, with not much of a carbonation zing. It's a good, gentle DIPA, for a late night relaxing. Not a bruiser.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, bottled May 2013. So, less than a month old.

A: Gorgeous clear copper color with 2 finger head. Ridiculous lacing.

S: Dank hops, honey, citrus, malt. Some alcohol present.

T: Follows the nose pretty well. The hop bitterness is beaten down with an abundance of sugar. I prefer big hoppy beers to be a bit more dry. But still, this one is pretty balanced.

M: Very creamy, good carbonation. A little sticky from all the sugar.

O: Nice release from Avery. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of edproctor
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured cold into my bruery glass. A thick pillowy off white head took. Up about 1 1/2 fingers. Smells of peach, and a bit of floral. Almost had a bit of a lactic quality. Taste citrusy, lots of green hop flavor, piney, juicy, and ripe tasting. Had a very full body. Overall, this beer is a pleasure so enjoy it now!!!

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Photo of harrymel
3.22/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottled May 2013

It's golden with a soapy loose sheet of white foam and brilliant clarity. Smells of lots of grapefruit, resin, some orange peel, some sage, onion and a little malt. Flavor is malt, lots of onion (long steamed), resin, sweet malt, a little too sweet for my chops on the style. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. Medium love for this beer overall, seems too sweet and the onion character isn't one I usually go for.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled May 1, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a two finger white head that leaves some sheets of lacing and settles to a light cap.

Aroma is oranges, pineapple, fruity hops, a little floral, resinous hops, some caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is oranges, pineapple, fruity hops, hop resin, decent caramel malt backbone with some sweetness, good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, quite oily, moderate carbonation.

OK Double IPA. Quite hoppy, but fairly malty as well.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.8/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

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Photo of bobhits
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of dazdave
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had very high hopes for this beer. That usually leads to a let down. Got this in a bomber. The smell was incredibly fresh! There is a serious dankness to this beer. That's kind of nice too.
This beer needs to warm up quite a bit. If its cold it isn't terribly bitter. As it warms up the bitterness comes out. There is incredible clarity to this beer. Personally if i'm drinking a big ipa i don't want crystal clear clarity. I want more of a cloudy unfiltered look to show off the dank. This looks and tastes overprocessed. Initially very round notes. There is nothing sharply bitter that comes through below 40 degreees. Once it hits maybe 50 to me it becomes a different and bitter beer. It really is an imperial at almost 10% alc. on the label it says it was brewed with a lot of amarillo which i do enjoy. Overall i'm non-committal on this beer. There are some nice things about this beer. It just takes too long to enjoy.

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Photo of hitter114
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to stella chalice

A: Filtered golden/ copper white head nice lacing
S: Resinous Farm Hops, some funkyness
T: Very fresh (bottled 4 days ago) nice malt backbone and hop blend, taste is a similar hop profile to stone enjoy by
M: Average bitey and bitter ipa

o: Really good balanced dipa, def reminds me of enjoy by... very fresh hops, nicly done by Avery well worth 8 bucks

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Photo of watsonmd
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of the Freshest Avery DIPA, XX 20th Anniversary.

Bottled in May, 2013

A: Golden, orange clear color, with a thick white head. Scant lacing throughout the session.

S: Fruity, hoppy, sweet and bubble gum. Some pine resin in the nose as well.

T: Follows the nose, and is a hop explosion in the mouth. Citrusy, sweet, and resinous. Pine flavors follow, and are well balanced. Faint tobacco flavor as well, with a full mouth draw.

M: Up front it seems dry, but there is a sticky, sweet pine that stays on the sides of the tongue.

O: Awesome, fresh, balanced DIPA, and one I would get again. Might even save one, to see what happens.

Avery Anniversary has made another great beer milestone.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.