Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Frothy, sticky yellow-white head on a reddish-golden body.
Nose is sweet and tart hops. Grapefruit, lemon and a little mango.
Flavor is tart, juicy and fruity. Super light malt body, with just enough residual sweetness to give it a minimal backbone. Hops are certainly front and center, but not really bitter. Huge flavor and aroma, low on bittering, I would guess.
Mouthfeel is tart, zesty, slightly stripping and sticky.
Overall, this is a great beer. I am a big fan of the Maharajah, and this seems to be cut from the same cloth.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 01:13:13 | More by ghostwalker
4.29/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I drank this one at cellar temperature in a tulip.
A dense, four-finger off-white head forms no matter how gradually I fill my glass. Thick, sudsy foam. The body's a bright, transparent golden amber-orange.
The aroma is hoppy, in more of a juicy sweet way than in a bitter pine way. There are some herbal notes, along with a little vanilla, which is an unexpected, but pleasant, addition. It kinda smells like flowers! Honey, and a tangy orange scent are there as well. A very good aroma.
Bitterness is way toned down for a DIPA. Quite a malty flavor that begins with some citric hops, but turns into an aftertaste of biscuity breadiness accompanied by some nice herbal bitternes. It's a sweeter, less bitter example of the style. In addition to smelling floral, it oddly TASTES somewhat flora, if that makes any sense. I also think I pick up on a hint of vanilla... pretty nice.
The feel is kind of light and thin for a DIPA, with understated carbonation. It works pretty good for this beer though, as it goes down smooth.
A fairly unique DIPA that doesn't bombard one with bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 18:32:56 | More by Kuaff
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
So, I was kind of concerned about this one as it is a couple of months old. From reading posts on this here website, an IPA at that age may as well be c-diff diarrhea, as it will be completely worthless. Well... Thank goodness common sentiment is not necessarily true.
This beer pours a hazy orange/gold. Minimal nicotine-stained-white head that dissipates with little retention, but good graffiti left in layers along the edge of the glass.
This beer smells... amazing. To be perfectly blunt. This is a REALLY good smelling beer. Juicy and enticing... tropical fruits and floral notes bring this right into the Goldilocks zone of hoppy presence with a sweet malt backbone. moar plz.
Again, my fears of a faded Madonna-past-her-prime mess were assuaged as I began to sip. The nose promsed the allure of an engagingly juicy and... sweet isn't the word, but almost sweet in a non-sweet way (...you heard me) dalliance behind door number 2(0). Stepping through that door, the promises made in the heat of the nasal moment are delivered upon like a one night stand becoming the love of your life and a strong stable family for generations to come. This hits the right balance of juicy tropical fruits with just a blunting note of pine to keep it from being nickelodeon, all guided by the practiced sheepdog of a caramel malt base.
Fading into the finish we are left with nothing but happy memories of the juice, like OJ before the trial, and an almost-but-not-quite-pithy bitterness that reminds me of the striking balance and deft maneuvering displayed once again by those Lupulin luminaries at Avery.
This is a great brewery that has simply outdone itself for their own birthday celebration. I expected this beer to be good, even given its age (c'mon...), but this exceeded even my most optimistic expectations. WELL worth picking up, even here, four months later.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 05:58:07 | More by kemoarps
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
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