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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 90
Hads: 523
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 3.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: watsonmd on 05-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 90 | Hads: 523
Photo of alexipa
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Clear yellow-orange with a thin white head. Oily lacing.

S: It's like smelling raw hop pellets fresh out of the bag. I'm not sure I've ever smelled a hop presence in a commercial beer this prevalent. Pine, grapefruit, and some sweet malts.

T: Strong malt presence, some caramel and sweet bread. The bitterness is clearly defined and separated from the sweet notes, if that makes any sense at all. Lots of grapefruit now with some pine and generic bitterness as well. This is really unique.

M: Beautifully carbonated and full bodied, can barely tell this is approaching 10%. Avery again just perfected the mouth-feel of this beer.

O: Whew. Probably my favorite bottled Avery IPA variant yet. This one is special and should be sought out. (744 characters)

Photo of dwren89
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: good clarity, orangey with white creamy head

Aroma: very piney, like a fresh cut Christmas tree, citrus aromas as well, biscuity malt

Taste: outrageously piney and grapefruity with an almost indetectable biscuity malt backbone, clean yeast

Mouthfeel: oddly light and crisp for a 9.7% ale. Medium carbonation

Overall: Delicious. Definitely worth a try. A step up from most DIPAs in terms of piney and grapefruity character that literally explodes on your taste buds (481 characters)

Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer seems like a sort of updated version of most of their other [excellent] DIPAs. I enjoyed this brew very much and felt it held its own amongst very tough competition. A Simcoe/Cascade combination is definitely one of my favorites, so I wasn't let down. However, if you aren't a fan of Simcoe, I would avoid this beer; but you probably have already experienced a similar effect from Avery's other IPAs. Overall, I like this more than many of the Anniversary batches I have previously had, so kudos to them being able to consistently create new excellent DIPAs! (568 characters)

Photo of Crazy4LegMoose
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear orange hue with 3 fingers of creamy off white head. The head dissolves slowly leaving thick lacing on the glass that lasts for quite a while. Very clear transparent beer with a good amount of rising bubbles.

S: Pure hops come out of the aroma. Strong citrus aroma, a little pine resin as well, no real malt smell.

T: The grapefruit hops come on strong and a little hint of booziness as it changes over from the carbonation into a good malt backbone. Hints of vanilla and caramel sweetness and a slight burn from the bitterness. Very smooth and very drinkable DIPA.

M: Very creamy mouthfeel. Good levels of creamy carbonation blend the assault of hops with the sweet malty flavors, very well done.

O: Very good beer. I love the balance, the hop flavor and the creaminess of this ale. Very good combination that leads to a very enjoyable and solid DIPA. Well done. (875 characters)

Photo of Jree261
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Golden orange out of the bottle with eggshell foam.

S-Hoppy front that makes way for a strawberry creamsicle.

T-Spicy orange peel and campfire with red fruit on the finish.

M-Heavier than the aroma and flavors would suggest and I would like the finish to last longer. I love the creamy texture though.

O-Flavors on this beer are great, I just wish they would last a little longer on my tongue. (399 characters)

Photo of watsonmd
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of the Freshest Avery DIPA, XX 20th Anniversary.

Bottled in May, 2013

A: Golden, orange clear color, with a thick white head. Scant lacing throughout the session.

S: Fruity, hoppy, sweet and bubble gum. Some pine resin in the nose as well.

T: Follows the nose, and is a hop explosion in the mouth. Citrusy, sweet, and resinous. Pine flavors follow, and are well balanced. Faint tobacco flavor as well, with a full mouth draw.

M: Up front it seems dry, but there is a sticky, sweet pine that stays on the sides of the tongue.

O: Awesome, fresh, balanced DIPA, and one I would get again. Might even save one, to see what happens.

Avery Anniversary has made another great beer milestone. (698 characters)

Photo of xhuskr
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Beachwood-Seal Beach

wonderful brew...hit the spot on a Friday evening after work.

A-clear and present joy
S-solid IPA hoppiness, pine, citrus, dank...if you're reading this you know
T-smooth and so wanted more..the abv kept me from doing so. will hopefully get some more
M-mmmm
O-really solid beer...been moving towards PA and away from IPA, but this was more than worth the trip.

Happy Anniversary Avery...happy hoplover here! (442 characters)

Photo of CManuel
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful golden orange/brown. A gentle pour allows for a small head to form that sticks around for the duration. Smells wonderful, mostly fruity/peachy notes with a lot of grassy/piney/citrusy hops. Sweet malt backbone comes in at the end. Tastes very similar to the smell... sweetness/fruityness up front, very much a peachy flavor, followed immediately by citrus hops and piney hops, and then finishes with its malt character and just a touch of alcohol warmth. Very good.

Overall I really enjoyed this one. Another solid offering from Avery. For the price of $7.49, it is well worth trying around NC. A+ (617 characters)

Photo of hitter114
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to stella chalice

A: Filtered golden/ copper white head nice lacing
S: Resinous Farm Hops, some funkyness
T: Very fresh (bottled 4 days ago) nice malt backbone and hop blend, taste is a similar hop profile to stone enjoy by
M: Average bitey and bitter ipa

o: Really good balanced dipa, def reminds me of enjoy by... very fresh hops, nicly done by Avery well worth 8 bucks (380 characters)

Photo of JeffBrenner
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

18 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber with a decent amount of carbonation that fades quickly to a nice bubble. Very little to no head or lacing. Has a very strange odor. Maybe it's just my bottle, but I can't say it's great. The pine notes still come out. Tastes sweeter than the average IPA. Not quite as hoppy as I would have liked, but still pleasant. Goes down very smooth. Tastes of citrus, pine and some sort of sugar, but not malty. Overall a decent IPA, I won't hold the odor as a killer, because I suspect something was up with my bottle. (563 characters)

Photo of dazdave
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had very high hopes for this beer. That usually leads to a let down. Got this in a bomber. The smell was incredibly fresh! There is a serious dankness to this beer. That's kind of nice too.
This beer needs to warm up quite a bit. If its cold it isn't terribly bitter. As it warms up the bitterness comes out. There is incredible clarity to this beer. Personally if i'm drinking a big ipa i don't want crystal clear clarity. I want more of a cloudy unfiltered look to show off the dank. This looks and tastes overprocessed. Initially very round notes. There is nothing sharply bitter that comes through below 40 degreees. Once it hits maybe 50 to me it becomes a different and bitter beer. It really is an imperial at almost 10% alc. on the label it says it was brewed with a lot of amarillo which i do enjoy. Overall i'm non-committal on this beer. There are some nice things about this beer. It just takes too long to enjoy. (928 characters)

Photo of edproctor
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured cold into my bruery glass. A thick pillowy off white head took. Up about 1 1/2 fingers. Smells of peach, and a bit of floral. Almost had a bit of a lactic quality. Taste citrusy, lots of green hop flavor, piney, juicy, and ripe tasting. Had a very full body. Overall, this beer is a pleasure so enjoy it now!!! (317 characters)

Photo of SeanDonahue
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this beer is exactly what I would want in an IPA. Big, bold orange color with almost a tint of amber to it. Once poured, this beer produced about a two finger head.
The aroma is even better. This IPA has big bursts of citrus. When I first popped the bottle open, I could smell the hops sitting a few inches from the bottle within seconds. You could tell that this beer is packed with cascade hops based off of the aroma.
The taste of this beer almost goes against the aroma. While the aroma had a ton of citrus, the taste is overpowered with bitter hops with little citrus quality.
Overall, this is a very well-balanced double IPA. It's not too bitter that one wouldn't be able to drink but it contains the perfect amount of hops to enjoy. I haven't seen this everywhere so pick it up if you see it! (817 characters)

Photo of fcbrew
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Choice City in Fort Collins in a pint glass.

Wonderful Double IPA. Poured a hazy golden copper with clean white head and lacing. Powerful, pungent, aromatic hop aroma. Very full thick mouth feel. Nicely balanced with plenty of malt. The full range of fresh hop flavors are present. Grapefruit and pine are up front with just the right bitterness. Noticeable alcohol burn on the way down. Reminded me of Pliny the Elder but the Avery is distinctly superior. Have not had the Avery in the bombers- it is ridiculously expensive at $8.99. (545 characters)

Photo of Mmmaibock
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pilsner.

Appearance - Pours crystal clear. Light amber color Creamy white head dissipates rather quickly, leaving nice lacing.

Smell - Fruity. Inviting toasted malt aroma.

Taste - Grapefruit, then malt, on the sweet side. Hops lingers in the back of the throat. Noticeable boozy finish.

Mouth-feel - Substantial. Nice hoppy bite around the edges.

Overall - One of the best of (the many of) this style I've tried. (453 characters)

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.