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:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL OZ
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is amber with golden highlights. An average pour yielded a mountain of off-white head.

S - I get citrus and alcohol.

T - I taste a mouthful of hops. I get lots of bitterness, and some citrus. There is a lot of flavor.

M - Medium with a chalky feeling on my tongue.

O - This IPA was bottled in May, and it still has a lot of flavor. I bought this on the recommendation of fellow BA alkemy. It was well worth a try.

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

22oz bottle poured into a big snifter. Label says it was bottled in May 2013, but it's probably the only bottling anyway.

Pours pretty, orange-ish clear, nice fluffy head. Widespread slow fine carbonation. Smell is muted, grassy, flowery. Taste is piney, rich, surprisingly malty, strong grapefruit rind aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Overall, this is a good beer, but not spectacular.

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Photo of Ego
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

growl fill thanks to the fine and dandy folks @ Copper Mine Pub (a good reason to move to North Arlington...)

eyes...
pretty vigorous pour reveals a sparkling white head rising up a mere finger and desperately holding on for dear life, very clear liquid revealing just a modicum of bubbles wandering drunkenly (given the ABV, not a surprise) up the glass, the head fades in just a matter of minutes, lacing is lovely with a cascading sheet of microbubbles clinging to each other like my girl and my credit card, a nice sea shore waves dissipating on the beach vibe, the orange hue is very uniform and clean, pretty good stuff here

nose...
deep orange bordering on grapefruit, stinging herbal hop notes (cone), big pull of underlying sweetness buoying this vessel o' hops, some earth hop tones are also in the mix, smells juicy

taste etc...
quite a mouthful weight wise, this really has a presence in that department, the carbonation is tricky but I like it... what does that mean? hmmm... it sort of almost feels as if the carbonation is absent but it rises up just enough to float the heaviness across your mouth, definite hop oils coating the gaping maw that is my head, the flavor is not crazy raze your mouth to the ground hops but there is a nice kick, is there bitterness? er, yeah, but the malt is really balancing things here, the ABV flavor does peek through here and there so the execution is not 100% on that front, you do get a real nice bitter acerbic hop tone on the back end, that part reminds me of ruination but not quite that bracing

verdict?
a nice drinking experience, a well crafted brew for sure as it scores well without killing all sensation, a nice and thick DIPA that you can sip on for an eve. there is better but this is nicely rounded.

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Photo of MMBrew
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just put on @ the cwe iTap

The beer pours a rich looking coppery orange with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is grapefruit rindy with a hint of sweetness and booze. It's served a bit cold for true aromatics, but really only hits the citrus notes with any emphasis. The taste is a slap in the face of sticky hops, ruination-eque, crazy sweetness, hint of floral green tea changing thing up, and a love you long time bitter alcohol burn in the finish. I'd say this has medium bodied sweetness, is well carbonated, generously hoppy, and finishes with a nearly palate napalm bitterness. I don't see this dipa differentiating itself from the 100s of other good dipas I've consumed, but think it's still enjoyable when you've acquired the "hop itch."

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Photo of irish01980
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lofreqwave
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of riored4v
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a tulip with a 1 finger, white head. Semi-hazy body. Light copper colored body.

Aroma is was hop heavy. Loads of citrus and floral hops. Some caramel and bready notes. Mild amounts of alcohol.

Taste was a hop monster of a beer. Huge citrus and floral flavors. Some light tropical notes. Big amounts of hop flavor upfront, followed by a slight chewy, bready, caramel flavor(s). Finished with some citrus and pine bitterness and mild notes of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel was medium body with a medium/high carbonation level. Crisp finish.

Fantastic beer. Massive hop profile with a good balance of malt flavors.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Avery Twenty pours a lighter gold color. It looks to have a touch of orange to it. It’s very clear. Backlighting reveals a little more orange, but it’s still light and subtle. A soft white crown tops it. It’s modest, standing less than a finger tall. Retention was a little on the short side. Lacing was very sticky, but left only a moderate trail of lace lining the glass.

The nose is pretty good. It’s very sweet up front. Smells like a mix of caramel and sugar cookies. The caramel is stronger than anticipated given the color. The hops are nice and strong. They’re piney, dank, and earthy. There are some light citrus grapefruit and orange notes, but they’re secondary to the other scents. The malts provide some balance, but it falls on the hoppy side of the fence. Alcohol is there, but it doesn’t smell like nearly 10%. Not bad.

The flavor is on par with the nose. The malt base is alright. It’s very sweet and is sturdy. It does taste like a blend of caramel and sugar cookie flavors. The caramel is surprisingly strong. I wasn’t expecting much in that department initially. I was wrong. The hop flavor is very piney and dank. It has an earthy flavor that is a little reminiscent of onion. There are some citrus grapefruit and orange flavors, but they are definitely secondary. It’s a little bitter. The malts balance it out okay. Alcohol is definitely there. It’s a little warm, but isn’t boozy. Finishes sweet, piney, and dank.

The body is medium. Carbonation is light, and the bubbles feel nice and soft. It’s big and is definitely a bit of a sipper. It doesn’t go down too bad for a big beer though.

Twenty is a pretty nice release from Avery. I don’t think it’s great beer, but it is pretty good. Personally, It’s a little too sweet and caramel malty for me. The hops are also a bit too danky. It really is pretty good though. Just needs a couple of slight adjustments. Happy 20th!

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Photo of YogiBeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SeanDonahue
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: perfectly clear amber beer, in a tulip, center-pour produced a fat ivory head of dense foam that persisted and left heavy sheets of lace

S: hoppage of pine and resin, citrus and herb; caramel and grain undercurrent

T: just a great DIPA: backbone of semi-sweet chewy malts; intimations of tangerine and orchard fruits; lots of hops percolate through the palate, bitter flowers and citrusy fruits - juicy and full-flavored

M: crisp and clean, bitter and full; medium body, ample carbonation, smooth and coating

O: Avery does an excellent job with their anniversary ales every year, and its hard to go wrong with a DIPA - incredible drinkability, wonderful flavor profile, with lots of delicious malts and stellar hops

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Photo of IpeeA
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kayaker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of frogfan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Philousa
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clarity is awesome on this shiny, metallic copper brew with a half finger head that retains well and covers the glass evenly. Very small amount of lacing, which is odd. Aroma is full of juicy fruit, such as pineapple, grapefruit, and other tropical fruit. Pine is a major aroma as well, with a hefty amount of biscuit and wheat bread. A little bit of Christmas type spice is in there as well. The heavy bread aromas don't carry over to flavor. It's more like white bread with some astringency and vinous flavors, followed by grassy and herbal bitterness. I get some oniony quality in the finish as well.. It really kicks in with bitterness in the aftertaste, lingering a good while. The feel is balanced with a dry finish.

For being an Avery DIPA, this is very balanced. Lots of malt character, but the hop flavor is lacking in my opinion. Could have used more depth in the flavor as well, as the astringency really gets in the way of tasting it fully.

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Photo of Nadlerjordan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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