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:
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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 Mebuzzard
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Okay, so what's a dIPA suppose to be? Hoppy and malty, right? Along those lines this beer delivers.
Bottled in May, drank in May. How's that for freshness mofos!

Orange/copper clean and clear pour. A subtle head ticks points off this rating. Slick lacing.

Aroma is hoppy at first. Kind of has three main hop aromas: citrus, pine and onion. Where's the tropical? Oh well. The hops are dragged back in by a dollop of malt, which makes the aroma seem resiny and thick

Hops are all over this bad boy. They seem to fight rather than play nicely. Citrus and pine duke it out while onion nestles in the background. Caramel malt and the sweetness poke up their heads to say hi and leave a filminess about them. Don't really like that aspect. Fits the category, just for me a crisp dryness does the trick.

A big beer for 20 years.

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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dar482
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a copper color, a dark gold.

There is a fantastic aroma with rich juicy peach, mango, orange.

The flavor hits with lots of tropical fruit in the front. Then a medium bready malt, but then the end is huge. There's pine, and then it becomes an almost offensive astringent grapefruit pith.

There's a good amount of malt behind this beer, but also extremely hoppy and bitter. It's a bit of booze in there, but the finish is a bit much for me. Still a fine beer.

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Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with one finger head and lace that refuses to go away/ Of course the aroma is hoppy, bringing to mind wet, citrusy hops that can hit "grape" level and there are touches of roasted, breadlike malts and some sweet caramel. A very hoppy but not tastebud killing beer and one of the few DIPAs that can pull off the trick of being well-balanced so I get a hop wallop sensation as I drink and yet, along with the citric and grapey hop flavors, there is some sweetness coming from tropical fruits and/or sweet malts. I really enjoyed this beer as the hops please but don't overpower and the carbonation is lively so the beer is sharp but not cutting and the finish is crisp and clean, and the ABV doesn't tend to bleed or heat the beer up as I drink.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured sordove an oily and dark yellowish meets burnt orange color. It presents a nice white fluffy cap and solid head retention. A good amount of lacing persists sip after sip...

S: Sordove dank upfront but then its covered up by some sweet malt, breadiness and whiff of caramel covered pine cones and tropical fruits.

T: The first thing I notice is the malt bill on this with a blend of caramel and toasted bread which is needed for this hop bomb. A tad slick upfront worth big notes of pine, citrus in the way of grapefruit and orange peel and tropical fruits(mango, some pineapple). It is a little slick which shows up on the back end. The booze is not that pungent but noticeable. Bitterness is moderate for me.

M: A big, hearty IIPA this is. Well carbonated and chewy. Some oil sits on the palate. A little bit of syrup and sweetness as well.

O: I prefer it over Maharaja and maybe over DuganA. It was a big chewy hop bomb with loads of flavor. I would drink this again!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a clearer, glowing ruby orange. Modest sized head. Good, consistent lacing. Just a nice looking brew.

S-Smell is heavy on booze, juicy citrus hops and a fistful of pine. It is a bold aroma that isn't too complex.

T-A large pine hop assault. There is also a juicy, candied citrus flavor that leads into the sweet caramel maltiness and a fruity yeast flavor. There are hints of other juicier, hop derived fruit flavors. Booze is clear.

M-A sipper. My pour went down slowly. Its plenty bitter and plenty hot but it just kinda works.

O/D-A big old' tongue bully. This take on the DIPA isn't my favorite but I thought this was an above average brew all things considered.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of avalon07
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Above average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, malt, and a lot of fruit.

T: Tasted of hops (a fairly high amount), some pine, malt, and a good amount of fruit (apricot, grapefruit). A complex and surprisingly subtle and tasty flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, very well done beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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