24 Anniversary Ale
Heavy Seas Beer

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,664
ABV:
14%
Score:
89
Ranked #48,896
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
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Heavy Seas Beer
 
Maryland, United States
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One-off
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

"Heavy Seas is known for making robust, powerful beers and a wide variety of IPA's," says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. "Recently, we've also been having a lot of fun with hazy, juicy, hoppy beers that have been well received. So, we decided to put it all together for our 24th Anniversary Ale - a 14% ABV, 75 IBU Hazy "Quadrupel" IPA brewed with oats, wheat and hopped to absurd levels with over four pounds per barrel of Citra, Galaxy, Enigma, and Simcoe. There's enormous buzz in the brewery about this beer. We can't wait to get it into the hands of all of our fans."

5 oz pour on tap. Sweet, citrusy, dank, boozy, but somehow balanced and quite drinkable. Far exceeded my expectations.

P.S. Just call it a barleywine already!

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Photo of justintcoons
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial can-shaped glass.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Good clarity. Moderate carbonation. 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Frost burn, fish guts, toffee, floral, pine, overripe grapefruit, and steel. The aroma isn't very appetizing.

Taste
Grapefruit zest, pine resin, and bright zesty florals. Lemon zest and potpourri. Big pale candy sugar backbone. The thick malts in the aroma are surprisingly absent.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, crisp, oily, bitter, and dry.

Overall
The aroma is severely off putting but everything else checks out. ...and a whopping 14% at that!

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid anniversary IIPA from Heavy Seas...hoppy, dank, barely noticeable 14%abv. Poured a golden color typical of the style, notes of dank, hoppy goodness followed. I would imagine this to turn to a “barley-wineesqe” beverage quickly given the %abv, so enjoy fresh!

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Photo of BB1313
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a "Quadruple IPA". 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; small white head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas have citrus along with some floral notes. Some crackers and bread. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More floral notes. Some lemon and grapefruit. Some pineapple in the mix. Mild hints of pine. More hints of crackers and bread. Subtle hints of caramel. Slightly sticky. This one is ultimately bittersweet along with a subtle spiciness. Malts do their thing without completely dominating. Subtle warmth along with some warm alcohol in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. The alcohol is actually well hidden considering the ABV. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid brew. It's big and bold while ultimately remaining balanced. Not bad at all.

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24 Anniversary Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings