Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Its always a strange phenomenon when a beer you've been looking for for some time just shows up in your lap. Around here, Avery was always something whispered but never spoken. Next thing you know, everybody and their brother was carrying the Reverend and the other Belgian rip-offs in the Bomber for right around $10. Too damned much for the weak reviews it was getting. But after chatting up a local shop keeper about some delicious Ruination to be found on tap in a nearby town, he busted out a fresh case of Avery IPA and ESB for me to sample from. Soon, i'm guessing this will be about as ubiquitous as the Reverend and Czar. And much better.
Avery IPA is a light copper-gold color with a spongy 1" head that calms to a clingy lace-laden 1/4" froth.
The nose is sharply astringent pine. Slightly medicinally citric notes. Spiky, grassy, harsh hoppiness, like getting wacked across the face with a fresh handful of cones.
Fortunately, the medicinal nature of this beer was mostly found in the nose. This beer has a sublime "lost in the wilderness" hop character that gracefully segues into a majorly rich SNPA-ish maltiness and finishes with more hints of substantial huskiness and a fruity hop burp finish. A melting in the middle malt sweetness is observed.
Great substantially refreshing tartness that one pint cannot quench.
There is a ton going on in this beer, and I am still unsure if that is loud and brash, or simply a complex cornicopia of delicious aspects. I think its a little of both.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2004 02:48:03 | More by GreenWBush
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz. can into a Sam Adams pint glass
Flows into the glass a beautiful crystal-clear gold with lots of carbonation. A stiff pour yields a massive head, very foamy with big bubbles. It condenses fairly fast and leaves a a lot of lacing.
The aroma is quite nice. I get citrus, pine, a bit of rising bread, orange peel, grass and a hint of onion.
This beer tastes great. Layers of hop flavors. Juicy citrus up front, some pine and a nice lingering and spicy bitterness. As it warms, a little bit of grassiness and even a hint of onion. There's also some malty sweetness hiding in the background.
The mouthfeel is light to medium with a bit of stickiness.
overall, a really good IPA that I wish I could obtain on a regular basis.
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 22:04:48 | More by SD-Alefan
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.