Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Poured sordove an oily and dark yellowish meets burnt orange color. It presents a nice white fluffy cap and solid head retention. A good amount of lacing persists sip after sip...
S: Sordove dank upfront but then its covered up by some sweet malt, breadiness and whiff of caramel covered pine cones and tropical fruits.
T: The first thing I notice is the malt bill on this with a blend of caramel and toasted bread which is needed for this hop bomb. A tad slick upfront worth big notes of pine, citrus in the way of grapefruit and orange peel and tropical fruits(mango, some pineapple). It is a little slick which shows up on the back end. The booze is not that pungent but noticeable. Bitterness is moderate for me.
M: A big, hearty IIPA this is. Well carbonated and chewy. Some oil sits on the palate. A little bit of syrup and sweetness as well.
O: I prefer it over Maharaja and maybe over DuganA. It was a big chewy hop bomb with loads of flavor. I would drink this again!
07-01-2013 18:38:02 | More by barleywinefiend
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
07-03-2013 04:05:40 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
3.61/5 rDev -12.4%
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...
08-19-2013 23:48:20 | More by Huhzubendah
3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
05-29-2013 22:36:00 | More by Mebuzzard
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
08-01-2013 15:41:29 | More by tdm168
4.16/5 rDev +1%
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.
07-13-2013 02:46:39 | More by Alieniloquium
4.44/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
06-25-2013 03:32:24 | More by LiquidAmber
4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
07-31-2013 00:59:43 | More by avalon07
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.