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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

497 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-02-2013 03:53:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-11-2013 03:02:05 | More by zestar
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-24-2013 15:14:25 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rustico in Arlington.

The beer is copper to orange with a half inch of off white head. Aromas of pine, hops, alcohol, dank hops. Flavor follows the nose. Though the beer is hop forward, there is a substantial malt presence throughout. Alcohol warmth throughout. Definitely drinks like a near 10% abv beer. Best for sharing with a few people. Ok...

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 23:48:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in May 2013. Pours slightly hazy pale golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, mango, peach, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with huge complexity of tropical/citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, grapefruit, peach, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of tropical bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, pineapple, mango, peach, floral, grass, honey, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance that doesn’t overpower hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, fairly crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Big complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors, with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9.7%. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:05:40 | More by superspak
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2013 03:49:57 | More by drewone
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-08-2013 06:21:42 | More by rab53
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:36:00 | More by Mebuzzard
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-24-2014 16:16:33 | More by Latarnik
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - bright, see through, copper orange with a very large, dense, pure white head that leaves nice lacing

S - bread, sugar, grapefruit, pineapple

T - pine, grapefruit, sweet malt, bread, pineapple, mango, bitter finish, alcohol

M - full bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a really nice DIPA. It's bold and assertive. The hops are incredibly pungent and well rounded, the malt offers a nice balancing backbone, and the alcohol offers a warming, full bodied feel to the sip. This is definitely a DIPA worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 15:41:29 | More by tdm168
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-02-2013 23:40:17 | More by sendbeer
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-24-2013 02:25:13 | More by PEIhop
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-04-2014 03:58:09 | More by afsdan
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-31-2013 04:21:15 | More by dirtylou
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-06-2013 15:15:31 | More by drummermattie02
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-31-2013 17:03:09 | More by rolltide8425
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-31-2013 18:28:37 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a mini snifter.

Appearance - Burnt orange, pushing amber in color. Nice white head. Good lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. All over the place with the hop profile, but it's good. Some sweetness and malt in the nose, too.

Taste - Again, the hop profile is all over. It's still really nice. More tropical in nature than pine. Grapefruit. Dry after the maltiness dies down. Almost too dry, but I appreciate the low sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Very dry. Medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall - Quite enjoyable. Surprising from Avery. Maybe honing in on a particular hop flavor would improve this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2013 02:46:39 | More by Alieniloquium
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Above average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, malt, and a lot of fruit.

T: Tasted of hops (a fairly high amount), some pine, malt, and a good amount of fruit (apricot, grapefruit). A complex and surprisingly subtle and tasty flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, very well done beer. Drinkable.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2013 00:59:43 | More by avalon07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger off-white head kept full by constant carbonation; nice lacing. Great aroma of fresh pine and citrus hops, pleasant at arms length while pouring. Flavor also dominated by fresh pine, citrus and lightly herbal hops supported by caramel, lightly bready malt and stone fruit juice. Medium bodied with some creaminess and great mouth feel from carbonation. A very nice, well balanced and pungently hoppy IPA. Avery has produced a world class IIPA here. Requires serious pacing because of the high ABV and inviting taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:32:24 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-01-2013 02:44:01 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-06-2013 00:21:18 | More by WOLFGANG
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-29-2013 18:06:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

06-23-2013 22:58:04 | More by vfgccp
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champ103

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hay Merchant, and a few other places around Houston.

A: Pours a clear orange/reddish color. A frothy two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big pine, and oily hops up front. At first I am thinking this is going to be an over barring piny bitter bomb. Though quickly balanced by orange and citrus like hops. The malt character is strong, for good balance as well. A good and appropriate hefty caramel sweetness.
T: Follows the nose with a big piny and resiny flavor up front. Fruity, citrus like hops in the middle. Then finishes with caramel and crystal malts. The sweetness from the malts makes this very balanced.
M/D: A full body with moderate-high carbonation. A smooth crispness, if there is such a thing. Creamy with the right amount of heft in the body. A bit of solvent like alcohol that makes this nice and warming. Easy and enjoyable to sip on.

It has been a while since I enjoyed an Avery Anniversary Ale. This is well made, with a big hop presents up front, and substantial malt balances. Which makes this very enjoyable to drink. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 19:07:05 | More by champ103
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.