Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - TwentyAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 90
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of n2185
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet citrus on the nose: pineapple, oranges, nectarines, peaches, and a bit of melon. A lovely bouquet of tropical hops.

T: Tropical citrus here as well with flavors of pineapple, oranges, and slight notes of melons. Earthier flavors kick in toward the finish with grapefruit and pine. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer avoids being too oily or watery feeling.

O: A surprisingly good DIPA. The aroma on it is great and I wish the flavor had a little bit of the tropical bouquet that the nose had. Still, it's tasty and drinkable despite its high abv with a wonderful nose.

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

bottle picked up locally after hearing such positive rumblings on this one. enjoyed from a dfh ipa glass.

a - brew poured a transparent ipa orange with a classic frothy ipa head. huge lace covered the glass.

s - sweet pine cone dankness.

t - dank sweet pine cone-ness. nice sweet caramel backbone. almost like a barley only sweeter and hoppier.

m - a bit thick and syrupy, but not really. fairly sweet.

o - overall, a nice treat and enjoyable one off, but not something i'd look for on the reg since it is a bit too sweet for me, but really enjoyable.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of champ103
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hay Merchant, and a few other places around Houston.

A: Pours a clear orange/reddish color. A frothy two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big pine, and oily hops up front. At first I am thinking this is going to be an over barring piny bitter bomb. Though quickly balanced by orange and citrus like hops. The malt character is strong, for good balance as well. A good and appropriate hefty caramel sweetness.
T: Follows the nose with a big piny and resiny flavor up front. Fruity, citrus like hops in the middle. Then finishes with caramel and crystal malts. The sweetness from the malts makes this very balanced.
M/D: A full body with moderate-high carbonation. A smooth crispness, if there is such a thing. Creamy with the right amount of heft in the body. A bit of solvent like alcohol that makes this nice and warming. Easy and enjoyable to sip on.

It has been a while since I enjoyed an Avery Anniversary Ale. This is well made, with a big hop presents up front, and substantial malt balances. Which makes this very enjoyable to drink. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated May 2013, so I assume past prime now in August. Pours a perfectly clear copper with fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is raw malt extract, some citrusy hops, and candy sugar smell. Flavor is super sweet pine citrus without much bite. Relatively light bodied for a double, but very slick mouthfeel. Definite caramel malt presence. Low carbonation. Only OK, but likely past it’s prime. Pretty drinkable other than the sweetness.

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2.8/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22oz bottle that a friend slid me for free, nice. Bright orange color, good head. I liked the smell, it was promsing, very fruity, very dank, super hops. The flavor was a total letdown. Syrup, cherry cough syrup specifically. Yes it was hoppy but then I'd get that robitussin. Maybe its because I just got back from San Diego or maybe its because I was drinking Alpine IPA's all last week but this beer just sucked. What a mess.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: cloudy dirty golden, some head with decent retention and lacing
S: strong orange-citrus notes
T: sweet malt and orange forward notes, like a creamsicle, sort of. Melds into a dryer end, but in a very subtle way...
M: up front some carbonation and the sweetness mentioned dominates. The subtleness mentioned (in taste) is a dry mossy feel early, ending in a malt-coated, orange tinged, dryness that isn't overpowering, but rather a nice surprise for me.
O: Very enjoyable beer, but with some of its malty sweetness, you have to be in the mood for this beer. It's a good middle-of-flight beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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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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