Avery Anniversary Ale – Ten

Thanks go out to Hoppymeal for the trade. Thanks. Apparently $6.99 at the time of purchase. Bottled in 2003. 22 oz bomber, gold foil on the neck.
Cloudy orange, slightly viscous looking body with a small, but rich and soapy looking type head on the surface of the beer. Small amount, but sticky consistency amongst the lace.
This has evolved into a very complex beer. I’m guessing that fresh this was just a typical Double IPA, and that some would say that IS exactly the way it should have been enjoyed. I on the other hand, generally enjoy the way that the fading of the hops profile over time allows the big malts to come through. This certainly has a deep sweetness, with some citric bitterness still present. Probably very different to the original intention but still very nice.
Heavily sugared grapefruit and a touch of aspirin. Finish has a heavy dose of freash/green/grassy organic character.

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10/27/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.13
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