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20th Anniversary Ale | Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co.
Nevada, United States
greatbasinbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gambelli on 12-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by Gambelli:
Photo of Gambelli
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, just received at Hanson St. Liquor. Thanks Amar. Label claims a blend of double Icky
IPA, jalapenos, and juniper berry. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Great Basin Brewing.

A- Dark orange, slightly murky brew, with a 1/4" stable head. Medium carbonation, with bubbles
streaming from only 1 side of an iced, flared top, purple coke glass. Sorry, all that was available to
me. Murky never bothers me in an IPA.

S- Very hoppy aroma, a slight pepper smell, and lots of malt sweetness. A bit too cold, and after a proper warmup, the malt intensifies, and the pepper comes on stronger, but no juniper in the nose.

T- Strong bitterness up front. As the beer warms, the pepper and juniper berries come on stronger. Still a ton of malt sweetness no matter what the drinking temp may be. Whoa, strong
overpowering juniper finish, lingering quite a while. Very little alcohol perceptible due all that's
going on here.

M- Sweet, sticky, oily, thick beer. Pepper not hot on the tongue to me, but I am known
for enjoying the hottest of dishes.

O- Quite a bit going on here. Tough to review a beer that doesn't fit any common style.
Some overpowering tastes at times, trading back and forth. Not particularly balanced, but not sure if it's meant to be. Glad I tried it.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TwoBeers
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

20th Anniversary Ale from Great Basin Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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