Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty | Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - TwentyAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 524 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
524
Liked:
479
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled May 2013

Pours an effervescent amber/copper with 3 fingers of egg-shell colored head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Bready, leafy hops, pine & mango

T: Pineapple, breadyness, pineyness & leafy hops up front. Leafy hops, grapefruit & a little bit of breadyness & pears as this warms, a little bit of orange peel as well. Finishes with pineapple, grapefruit & leafiness with a touch of passion fruit, plus a bit of cattyness

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, pretty good balance

A good DIPA would've loved to try this fresh, but pretty darn hoppy as it is. Pretty good, liked this better than some of the more recent Anniversary offerings. Drinks pretty easy, despite the ABV

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Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear, yellow-gold body with a solid inch of off-white foam up top.

Smell: Twenty is hoppy on the nose, smelling of guava, papaya and varied citrus fruits with underlying earthy herbaceousness. Sugar-coated pale malts underneath. Small shake of liquor gives a sense of implied warmth.

Taste: Honey and sugar-toned pale maltiness, a little sweetness of whipped syrup. In comes the tropical, charmingly citrusy hops while also being floral and a tad earthy. Moderate bitterness imparted. Lightly warming. Dry, bittersweet, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. The mouthfeel has a bit of stickiness to it.

Overall: Some sweetness, certainly some bitterness, a bit of heftiness and some warming alcohol. Falls a bit short of Maharaja.

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Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
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 orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rustico in Arlington.

The beer is copper to orange with a half inch of off white head. Aromas of pine, hops, alcohol, dank hops. Flavor follows the nose. Though the beer is hop forward, there is a substantial malt presence throughout. Alcohol warmth throughout. Definitely drinks like a near 10% abv beer. Best for sharing with a few people. Ok...

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Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - bright, see through, copper orange with a very large, dense, pure white head that leaves nice lacing

S - bread, sugar, grapefruit, pineapple

T - pine, grapefruit, sweet malt, bread, pineapple, mango, bitter finish, alcohol

M - full bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a really nice DIPA. It's bold and assertive. The hops are incredibly pungent and well rounded, the malt offers a nice balancing backbone, and the alcohol offers a warming, full bodied feel to the sip. This is definitely a DIPA worth checking out.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger off-white head kept full by constant carbonation; nice lacing. Great aroma of fresh pine and citrus hops, pleasant at arms length while pouring. Flavor also dominated by fresh pine, citrus and lightly herbal hops supported by caramel, lightly bready malt and stone fruit juice. Medium bodied with some creaminess and great mouth feel from carbonation. A very nice, well balanced and pungently hoppy IPA. Avery has produced a world class IIPA here. Requires serious pacing because of the high ABV and inviting taste.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Nice lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: pine, orange, and grapefruit tones are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: nice malty start with grapefruit, orange, pear, caramel, and a piney bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden here, but there is some warmth late in the taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Surprisingly short lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: this is a well balanced and nicely drinkable beer. As an anniversary beer, I expected a bit more uniqueness, but it does stay true to the DIPA style in a straightforward way.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 524 ratings
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