Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by BittRnessabounds:
3.63/5 rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This was the beginning of my western IPA conundrum. I had many IPAs that I greatly enjoyed but that didn't really distinguish themselves as great. So are they good or average? I think this one is more on the good side. This IPA pours a nice amber color, that seemed a bit lighter than most, but the nice fluffy head remained rather well. The smell was wonderfully full and hoppy, really awoke the senses with a sniff. The taste is wonderfully bitter from the columbus hops, but the hops are so dominant it is difficult to pick up much malt character. The crisp hop bitterness and the good level of carbonation combine nicely with the medium body for a very pleasant mouthfeel.
Overall this is a very enjoyable IPA, that is the standard hop heavy brew. If that's what you like, you'll enjoy this, if you want more malt try something else.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2003 03:31:27 | More by BittRnessabounds
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3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 1/29/14.
A - Hazy orangish color with 1 finger white head. Shorter retention and small spotty lacing.
S - Aggressive pine aroma from NW coast hops and some dankness. Sweet caramel malts.
T - Initial piney hops up front, rather smooth bitterness, not much bite. Mild caramel malt sweetness. Finish is mostly bitter. Balanced and tasty, but not ground breaking.
M - Some carbonation with a medium body that is oily and slick.
O - Nice IPA that is somewhat normal today. If this was the IPA on tap I would certainly order it. No need to revisit in bottles.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 23:07:57 | More by Ri0
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Served in a large (15.5 oz) brandy snifter.
A - Pours with a small, off-white head of about one finger that fades quickly. A rich amber in color with very sticky white lacing. No haze whatsoever.
S - Very floral with minimal hops. Some very subtle grapefruit and a very slight booziness, but nothing overpowering or excessive.
T - Malty on the front with the hop character gradually coming through in a very nice balance. More grapefruit here as well, though it's not very powerful. A little bit of biscuit-like quality as well. Nothing that'll blow hopheads away, but still a very tasty beer. Leaves a slight bitterness in the mouth as well as a bit of roasted malt.
M - Thin with a slight burn from the alcohol and some sharpness from the carbonation.
O - It's not the most unique IPA, but it's a very pleasant experience overall. This is my first beer from Avery Brewing. I will likely pick this up again, and am also curious about their other offerings. It's not a beer to go hunt down, but if you come across it, it's definitely worth a try.
Serving type: can
03-09-2014 07:01:18 | More by moneyturtle
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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