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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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Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

vermilcj, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Dreamer, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

clemtiger8202, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We crack the bottle, pouring a brew of cinnamon orange into our Founders snifters. It boasts a two and a half finger tall head of clean-white, soapy bubbles, showing great retention. Webbed lacing is left around the glass as it eventually fizzes away. A chill haze cuts clarity, and tiny flecks of sediment are noted throughout. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The nose gives sweet notes of biscuity, bready brown and caramel malts, chalky pales, sugared iced tea tannins, tart and juicy fruitiness of grapefruit, herbal, and nectary hops, soft aromatic florals, bubblegum esters, cornbreadiness, orange zest, white grape skins, malted milk balls, black pepper spice, and buttery blueberry cobbler. Our first impression is that while the hops seem initially faded on the sip, they come back in full, bittering force, à la far west coast influence, for a striking finale. The taste begins with buttery, bready malts, heavy brown sugar sweetness, phenolic twang, cheap pancake syrup, tinny metallics, fusel booze, sticky resinous hops of citric and pine varietals, bubblegum esters, chalk, brown and caramel malts, and floral stemmage. The middle peaks with lime rind and tonic water bite, cleaner pale maltiness, banana bready sweetness, lightly burnt molasses, heavily salted butters, black pepper spice of booziness, toffee caramels, and lactic acidity. The end comes with frank metallic yeastiness, gravel, cooled banana esters, raisin fruitiness, tart citric rind, pale and caramel malts, vegetal radish spice, green grassiness, and a final punch of savory herbal hops. The aftertaste breathes bitterly of raw honeycomb dustiness, ground and gravel, juicy grapefruity hops, cumin and raw curry, lime rind, gin airs, spicy orange zest, revived chalkiness of pale malts, commercial vanilla cake icing, and freshly baked brown breadiness. The body is thick and chewy, and the carbonation is surprisingly high. Each sip affords raw slurp and smack, with creamy froth, foam, and pop to the back of the lips and the deep palate. The mouth is instantly cooled and coated, but drips into robust astringent pucker along the molar line. The abv is appropriate, and it drinks as more of a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its aroma. This was where the hops were best showcased, with a nice background base of grand maltiness. The latter really came through in the flavoring, effectively muting the hops with residual sugars and hidden darkness of grain. We were actually quite surprised to find such a pervasive butteriness to the flavoring, which acted to pull the malt bill further into the foreground. This offering represents a pleasant departure from the traditional Avery anniversary saison stock of the past several years, and it is certainly big enough to sit amongst them, but we found it to be a little simplistic without enough overt balance and “pow” to make us that much more excited about it.

TheBrewo, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

buyyourfreedom, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

released in may, I am not sure how much this has faded, being an ipa and all, but if it has, it must have been absolutely incredible, because even in November this is drinking really well. hazy honey color on the pour with a gorgeous white head as thick as cool whip and not fading much at all. ring lacing to boot. the nose is the sweeter, more oily end of the hop spectrum, with a notable alcohol kick and a malt profile that supports the hops without interfering. the flavor is a lot more bitter than the nose, especially in the finish, but I still get a whole range of sweeter fruity hops on the front end. its got a island vibe to it, not pineapple in that way, but it has an airy lightness to it for the style that is really appetizing. easy drinking for its depth, soft in feel but very well carbonated. its not filling at all, and the buzz comes on slow. the last several years of this series have all been outstanding, but this may be the pick of the lot. in my opinion more complex than some of the other big avery ipas.

StonedTrippin, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

sfr26, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Adkins1203, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

nyclee, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

halo913, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Moses_Malone, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jrfehon33, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dolfan907, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jkball01, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Nolen12, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of DillanWeems
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DillanWeems, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of ghostwalker
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

ghostwalker, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Kuaff
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Kuaff, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

s35keith, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

csmartin6, Oct 13, 2013
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.