Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by righlander:
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a straw yellow from a 12oz bottle to a standard pint glass. dissipating to a half finger head with good lacing. smell is citrus and floral with a hint of sweet malt underlying. smells hoppy enough to be an IPA. taste is massive floral hop assault with a citrus tone good carbonation and a light body. mouth feel is just what you want it to be as an IPA. a very good IPA, it could use a tiny bit more body, but all in all a great IPA. I will be buying this again. good IPA for the hot summer. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2008 23:26:11 | More by righlander
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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
87 out of 100 based on 2,437 ratings.