Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by jackndan:
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Avery IPA: A very vigorous pour did not result in much head, and what it had was fairly lame, leaving very little lace. The beer appears to be very clear, with very minimal haze, and a light amber color. What it lacks in head, however, it more than makes up for in aroma. Wonderful hoppy aroma, very floral/citrus. The taste is very nice as well, extremely hoppy, with crisp snappy bites of hops, and a minimal understated note of malts laying a nice base. But this one is all about the hops, and is extremely flavorful. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2004 02:44:56 | More by jackndan
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3.46/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars in Leura, Australia. That probably makes it grey as grey can be. According to the deciphered bottling date on the bottle, this was bottled in April this year, so not that old all things considered.
Pours a rather clear and light golden colour, with a fine head of white that persists in wonderfully streaking rings of lace. Carbonation is languid, forming streams of rather fine and slow-moving bubbles. Body is fluid and fairly light. Looks good though.
Nose is really very pleasant. Subdued, but flavoursome hops provide a little resin and pine, with a hint of some dusty citric characters as well. There's a touch of grain malt underneath, that provides a slightly savoury undertone. It's not as potent as it would be if it were super fresh, but it's reasonably good all the same.
Taste is a little more timid, and perhaps a little the worse for wear for its journey. Here the grain character is more pronounced, and it leaved the hops feeling a little bit flat and uninspired. Slight piney tingle sits on the middle, but this devolves to a rather generic bitterness at the end, mingled with a slight honey sweetness on the finish. Feel is smooth, and surprisingly, with a bit of weight behind it. Carbonation is nicely tempered.
Overall, it's a very drinkable IPA, even when a couple of months old. It's clearly well-crafted, and I look forward to having it super-fresh sometime. Until then, this grey-market import will do me nicely.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 06:41:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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