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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

503 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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nyclee

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-09-2013 18:42:46 | More by nyclee
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-03-2013 17:21:36 | More by DerrickW
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-02-2013 14:53:07 | More by halo913
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-01-2013 22:07:58 | More by Moses_Malone
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-01-2013 21:08:29 | More by jrfehon33
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-01-2013 19:18:19 | More by Dolfan907
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-30-2013 14:28:31 | More by jkball01
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-29-2013 12:49:07 | More by Nolen12
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-21-2013 16:06:43 | More by FrankHammer
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-21-2013 02:44:32 | More by LotsofLupulin
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-20-2013 14:54:54 | More by jaydoc
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DillanWeems

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2013 05:20:50 | More by DillanWeems
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

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
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Kuaff

Alaska

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
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s35keith

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

10-16-2013 02:41:12 | More by s35keith
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-13-2013 18:50:56 | More by csmartin6
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2013 17:26:41 | More by baklo
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2013 04:46:55 | More by TXhomebrewer
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2013 02:55:22 | More by bigfnjoe
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-12-2013 02:23:33 | More by sunofneurot
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-01-2013 16:28:06 | More by Kmlund
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kemoarps

Washington

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
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HookemHops13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-28-2013 14:11:55 | More by HookemHops13
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-28-2013 03:52:54 | More by DerekMorgan
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-27-2013 00:22:04 | More by Dicers
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.