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 GoGators
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of alexipa
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear, nearly perfect amber. Big fluffy tan head. Head fades away quite slowly. Oddly enough, only minimal lacing but great head retention.

S: Nice pungent grapefruit. Some sweet caramel to back it up.

T: Again with the pungent and bitter grapefruit. Decent bit of pine in there too. Not really getting any caramel, must have been mistaken in the aroma. It's more of a sweetbread type malt. Nice wave of bitterness on the back end with some pine and resin. Hints of grapefruit, especially in the lingering oily aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with nice mouth-coating hop oils.

O: Nice DIPA. Strong and sharp hoppiness and quite decent bitterness to go with it. Malt is there but not quite balancing - just complementary instead. Very tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of CManuel
4.15/5  rDev +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+

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light orange with two fingers thick white head, settling to a thin layer with splotches of thick lace behind. Smell: apricot, honey, grapefruit, bready note. Taste: peach, spiciness, pear-ish softness, grapefruit. Standard, delicious, drying finish.

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Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour results in a thin half finger head above a rich clear amber hue. Retention is actually not very good but it manages to leave lots of attractive lacing on the glass.

Muted aroma, sweet honey malt with attractive pine and citrus fruit hop character, notes of red berries and nectarines are in there too.

Malts lay down a solid syrupy sweet bready and biscuit foundation ,relatively clean before the hop flavors of pine, pears and dark orange citrus comes in. Some sweet onion notes but I kinda like that. Not very bitter, malt lays down heavily and carries through with sweetness in the finish.

Average carbonation with a hefty body. Creamy and easy to drink, the alcohol feels less than what's on the label. Rather sticky but easy to put away.

An easy to drink IPA but not very big on the aroma or flavor, overly sweet though the hops are just enough to balance. Avery isn't big on IPAs in general but everything else they do is great, cheers to another twenty years.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bnoise11
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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