Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - TwentyAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by watsonmd on 05-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
524
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quarter finger head but with nice lacing on a nearly clear copper with gold hues body.

S: pine resin, turpentine, heavy sweet bread malts, orange citrus and floral hops.

T: breads, candied orange, pine resin, earthy hops. simple overall.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. a bit oily, coating the palate.

Overall: I want more from this one, it seemed a little too simple

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brew-Ligion in Murrieta, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight onion aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and onion flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the onion presence I am getting from the hops used is not that great in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

released in may, I am not sure how much this has faded, being an ipa and all, but if it has, it must have been absolutely incredible, because even in November this is drinking really well. hazy honey color on the pour with a gorgeous white head as thick as cool whip and not fading much at all. ring lacing to boot. the nose is the sweeter, more oily end of the hop spectrum, with a notable alcohol kick and a malt profile that supports the hops without interfering. the flavor is a lot more bitter than the nose, especially in the finish, but I still get a whole range of sweeter fruity hops on the front end. its got a island vibe to it, not pineapple in that way, but it has an airy lightness to it for the style that is really appetizing. easy drinking for its depth, soft in feel but very well carbonated. its not filling at all, and the buzz comes on slow. the last several years of this series have all been outstanding, but this may be the pick of the lot. in my opinion more complex than some of the other big avery ipas.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by the hops, which contribute flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Only some hints of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering the strength of this beer, it hides its alcohol very well.

Note: Bottled in May 2013

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottled May 2013. Acquired earlier tonight at Sunset Beer Co for $8.00. 9.7% ABV confirmed. "XX India Pale Ale." Reviewed as an IPA since it identifies as such (not an imperial IPA). 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with generic uninteresting label art and foiled-over standard pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are above average; I'm from Colorado and have never been big on this brewery - but then again I've had pitifully few of their beers, none of which are their really highly regarded ones.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice beige-light light khaki colour. Nice fluffy cream. Fairly frothy. Good thickness. Good (~5-6 minute) retention for the high ABV. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Colour is of average intensity. Above average vibrance, but not to an impressive extent.

Overall, it's standard fare for the style. Looking exactly as expected. No real lacing as the head recedes. Looking forward to trying it, but nothing's popping out at me so far.

Sm: I'm greeted by your typical floral hop character - not remarkably varied or evocative, but within style conventions. Searching deeper, I get a hint of vague grapefruit zest - though it isn't citrusy or juicy or fresh. Hop profile is balanced by some zealous sweet malts - caramalts, primarily, but some pale malt too. Lightly grassy; somewhat grainy. Really digging, I pick up some mango and maybe tangerine. Hop character is rather underwhelming overall; I've encountered hundreds of other IPAs that smell just like it. Certainly not unique or special. I'm not too confident in their hop choices based on the aroma.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Not getting the oily, nectary, or biscuity hops that I crave in a good example of the style. Not getting any onion either if that's your bag.

Comes off overly sweet for the style. Seems like a mess. I don't anticipate serious complexity or subtlety. A decent aroma of mild strength.

T: The lack of balance is immediately apparent. It's definitely a mess, never feeling like a focused deliberate cohesive whole.

I get some tropical fruit character from the hops - tangerine, mango. Also a hint of grapefruit lacking any bite, juiciness, refreshing character, or zest.

Some generic floral hops round out the last of the hop character. No oily, nectary, citrusy, or refreshing hop content here, lads.

The body is your run-of-the-mill overcompensating IPA body: pale malts and caramalt in a quantity that's high enough to hide any hop bitterness but results in overdone sweetness as a result. Malts don't feel married well to the hops at all.

No complexity or subtlety of note. Quite mundane. Not a unique or special IPA by any means. A bit grainy, but not real grassy. Flavour intensity is average, as is the flavour duration. Lacks depth of flavour. Decent body.

No yeast character comes through. Maybe a bit of alcohol, but I wouldn't call it hot, boozy, or gushed.

Mf: Too thick for its relative lack of flavour depth and/or diversity. Decently full-bodied. A bit overbearing. Unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Smooth and wet. Not oily. Average hardness; certainly not soft or approachable. Doesn't really suit or feel tailored towards the style. Not carefully done by any means. Middling execution. Average presence on the palate.

Dr: Meh. Another mundane brew from Avery. Overpriced for its quality. I definitely wouldn't get it again. Why brew this? Uninspired, unoriginal, and without any experimentation or boldness. Unrefreshing. Doesn't hide its ABV very well. I expected better, and I wasn't even expecting that much. Feels like Avery's cashing in on the one-off craze - and hey, they got my money - so good for them. Wouldn't recommend this to friends. I wouldn't want another.

High C-

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an impy nonic a clear medium golden with a large blooming one and a half finger white head atop that left multiple rings of broken chunks behind as it settled.Caramel malts and tropical fruits in the nose,sweet but not overly so.I like the full almost airy feel in the mouth,it went down nicely.Flavors of grilled pineapple and citrus with a tinge of vidalia onion the is a little off putting at first but doesn't overpower like another Colorado brewed beer wich I won't name.It's sweet but not nearly as sweet as way to many of the style,a worthy anniversary beer from a solid brewery.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a small head of white foam on a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and lease excellent lace. An aroma of pungent pine and grapefruit. Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of caramel and pine. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish. Definitely a malt forward DIPA, but the hop character is still nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This pours a dark orangey amber in the St. Bernardus goblet. Lovely aroma of fresh sawdust and gardenias, if you use your imagination a little. Sharp and sparkly mouthfeel.

Powerful flavors, but the hop bitterness is reined in slightly. Medium body but on the acidic side. Quite hot with alcohol. Warmly toned with malt, but it sharpens up after the initial glow. This is really a mix of hoppy flavors that is unlike any DIPA I've encountered. It's fruity, then orangey, then the resiny sharpness, and the mango, and the piney pineapple. Lots of aromatics give it a more drinkable and interesting character, but it's still a wallop of crazy flavors. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in OB.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
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