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Avery Anniversary Ale- Twenty Four | Avery Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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69 Ratings
Avery Anniversary Ale- Twenty FourAvery Anniversary Ale- Twenty Four
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Idaho 7, Simcoe and Vic's Secret hops and belgian candi sugar.

Added by Urk1127 on 03-30-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,244
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
69
pDev:
8.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 19
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/27/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very unique hop profile with the Idaho 7/Vic Secret. Not very strong on the Simcoe/Columbus character. Extremely juicy hop profile with a balanced malt backbone. On the malty side for a DIPA as with the Maharaja, but not overly sweet/heavy feeling for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy, lightly carbonated, light orange in color and a wonderful head full of great hop aroma. The hop flavor is not overly strong and a bit light on the tongue making it seem very drinkable at first taste. Good lacing. Going down easy and feeling it before I got 12 ounces down. Overall surprised as this is turning into a pleasure in the experience of a new beer by a beloved brewer. I would recommend this one to my all my DIPA friends and fans. GO AVERY!
from a 22 ounce bomber bottled 05/27/2017

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting back to their hoppy ways, Avery Brewing Company celebrates their twenty fourth anniversary with a boisterous IPA that celebrates the best Vic Secret, Idaho 7 and Simcoe hop character possible.

Hazy gold and cast in a light amber shade, the frothy ale hits the nose with the promise of citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit and muddled herbs. But starting sweeter, granola-like and with a pep of caramel and honey, the beer's malt influences carry a sweeter side onto the early palate.

Yet across the middle palate, the sweetness fades and the hops rise to easily command the balance. Red grapefruit, white grapefruit and lemon peel and orange bring a zesty and bright taste ahead of the juicier and more succulent tropical varieties of guava, apricot, passionfruit and pineapple. Eventually, the taste turns bitter, laced with the green character of chive, geranium, fresh cut grass and an overall peppery and leafy quality.

Dry, spicy and crisp, the beer feels lighter and more drinkable on the late palate than is usual for imperial status ale. Its lemongrass, lemon pepper and under ripened citrus character applies a long and resinous grip on the throat, lasting well into the next sip.

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Cracked grains and citrusy hops. Fruity.

T/F: Biscuity malts/grains. Solid backbone for a medium bodied brew. Great hop profile. Nice bitterness... strong citrus character. Grapefruit and tangerine... grassy... other summer fruits are a bit unexpected. Apple and grape... some sweetness from the Belgian candi sugar balances things out very nicely. Well carbonated.... oily and rich. Warming.. hides the booze but not all of it. Finish is bittersweet and fruity.

O: A strong offering from Avery... and it feels like they tried to split the differences in the New England/West Coat IPA. Very drinkable... great flavor.... really nice beer.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a light haziness. There's a fingernail of eggshell white covering most of the top. Moderate lacing. I'm smelling tangerine and a light aroma of pine. I'm tasting more of a tangerine or orange hop flavor. The mouth is resinous, chewy, and sticky.

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Photo of russpowell
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Nice head retention & better lacing

S: Grassy, catty, a little pear & breadyness once warm, could be more prominent

T: Lemony, grassy, a little dry with some white grape & pear up front. Dryness, grassyness, pomelo & a little orange peel as this warms, some honey crisp apple too. Finishes crisp, dry, grassy with lemon & malty sweetness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

Super drinkability for the ABV & style, glad I got tory it reasonably fresh

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3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 10.69 (Including tax)/22 oz bottle ($ 0.445/oz) at The House of Brews, Robinson Township, PA.
Undated bottle at 42 degrees, purchased off the shelf, stored at 42 degrees, and served at 42 degrees in ah hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Light citrus and some sugary sweetness, fades completely away by the end of the glass.
Head – large (Maximum 4.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, dense, good retention time, diminishing to a two to three mm ring, open lacing of tiny bubbles, and a heaped rocky partial layer.
Lacing – excellent. Wide, thick, complete rings of tiny to small bubbles connected by narrow columns.
Body – medium yellow, hazy.
Flavor – Begins mildly bitter with a slight citrus taste. The 9.7% ABV is undetectable. Warming in my mouth releases the alcohol but otherwise doesn’t change the flavors.
Palate – medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.

This is an OK IPA but certainly, like most bombers IMHO, not worth the price. Adding wheat and Belgian candi sugar do help smooth the feel of this brew, but otherwise don’t seem to contribute to the flavor profile. The fading of the aroma to nothingness by the end of the warming glass detracts from the final evaluation. The excellent lacing, however, certainly adds to the pleasure of drinking.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75.

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Avery Anniversary Ale- Twenty Four from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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