The Real Peel IPA
Avery Brewing Company

The Real Peel IPAThe Real Peel IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #36,160
3.73 | pDev: 8.31%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
The Real Peel IPAThe Real Peel IPA
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Slightly hazy orange/gold color. Nice white head with good retention and very good lacing. Lots of floating chunks of sediment that eventually settled to the bottom .

S---Smells maltier than hoppier. Some tangerine/orange is apparent.

T---Tangerine/orange comes through as normal citrus found in IPAs, not as the major ingredient in the beer. Citrus is the dominant flavor, there's some grapefruit, too.

F---Juicy and a bit tart. Has the ability to be pounded. I could definitely see more than one or two going down on a hot day.

O---I was expecting more from Avery. It's pretty run of the mill and doesn't stand out for having a tangerine presence.

Jan 20, 2019
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An old specimen, so this isn't representative of the beer at its freshest. Big 'ol craggy head that quickly dissipates into your thin, off-white standard head. Light orange, slightly hazy with bits of yeast or whatever suspended throughout. I get the tangerines on the nose but no real hops. There's a sweet maltiness there too. Taste is less sweet, more bitter; tangerines come through on the back end. Medium-bodied. Not a bad beer at all, but I'll have to seek out a fresher offering before passing final judgement.

Dec 02, 2018
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haines710 from Delaware

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was disappointed with this beer. Hoping for a nice shiny juicy IPA but all I got was malt and bitterness. It was missing the citrus smell and taste was not what I expected. Maybe I got a bad can. Looking at the bottom says canned on 01/05/2018 and I am drinking it at the end of July. That’s unfortunate. I won’t be going back for more

Jul 27, 2018
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craigbelly from Iowa

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold, lasting head. Medium body. Crisp, very bitter, & dry. Complex flavors, citrusy, and a good malt backbone. The tangerine is very well executed. I just think overall it's a poor IPA.

Dec 23, 2017
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Skrumpy from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, light amber color. Thin head with streak lacing. Aroma is citrus zest and butterscotch, with hints of floral and fruit. Flavor is very resinous and hops forward. Lots of bite from the tangerine peel up front, with a light floral essence in the aftertaste. Balanced with some caramel malt. A bit thick in the mouthfeel, and a slightly watery finish. Definitely a flavorful beer though & worth checking out.

Dec 18, 2017
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a big, rocky, two finger white head. Looks interesting after a few minutes with a complex surface that looks like a boulder field. Aroma of pale malt and orange with a hint of citrus hops. Flavor is lightly bready malt, orange and tangerine with orange family fruit zest, citrus hops, developing an odd orangey and umami flavor in the middle before bright tangerine zest reasserts itself into a lightly resinous citrus hops finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Although this delivers on its name, the flavor that develops in the middle is a bit odd. It's like drinking a beer, taking a bite of food and biting into orange rind at the same time. There is real appeal to the genuine tasting orange and tangerine zest flavors, but it is kind of all over the place. Hops are bittering with little herbal character. I liked this, but don't think it will become a favorite.

Nov 02, 2017
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Holderness from Massachusetts

2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not sure what’s up with this IPA. Looks good, but smells like someone ate an orange and then burped in my face. Really weird and vegetal. Taste is pretty much just orange extract and grassy hops, with a lightly sweet malt backbone.

Nov 01, 2017
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale orange pour, with moderate head and lots of lacing. The nose is a bit shallow, a citrus note, but quiet. Taste offers strong pine and resin, a middle where citrus peel and juice surface, and a brisk finish. A decent, drinkable brew.

Oct 08, 2017
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- canned 05.12.17. Consumed 09.25.17 in spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Pale orange has a small haze factor, with an abundance of carbonation bubbles within. A spongey-foam head has a bready texture and a lengthy appeal. Nice thick spongey coating on the vessel walls offers a near glass covering.

S: The tangerine was tart and lightly dry uncapping. Light instances of pine-orange hops and tart grapefruit mingle with the tangerine addition. Light to moderate awareness and strength per style, slightly lasting.

T: The flavor was grassy-pine hops, lightly dry, with the tangerine peel showing a good force. Moderate amount of hoppiness, it was the tangerine peel that was the focal point. A bit of spiciness hits the tongue with some background flowery dry hop cones of grassy-pine nature.

M: Dry moderate mouthful with a standard carbonation texture has some flowery bitterness and dry tangerine bite on the tongue. Slick malt.

O: If you came for the tangerine peel addition, you won't be disapointed. Flowery hops are second fiddle to the standout tangerine here with a nice bittering finish. IPA proud dry hop flair and nice drink-ability gives this a flowery edge and bite of spiciness that will keep you looking forward to the next sip. Casual drinker with enough to keep things interesting through multiples with a light dry base for optimal summer time drinking.

Oct 04, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned June 14th.

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold, oodles of foam and lacing.

Smells of tangerines, oranges, bitter but with a hint of tartness. Some bread barely noticeable.

Bitter from the tangerine peels but also has suggestive tart notes, light bread, really fruity and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is top notch.

Very flavourfull and different IPA. I like.

Sep 22, 2017
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Avery's The Real Peel IPA for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for an IPA today and I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into an IPA glass.

A- The can looks nice, it has a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a slightly darker orange color that didn't change when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of slightly bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left just a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the fruits being the first to show up and it imparts a nice orange rind. tangerine and slight orange juicy like aroma that goes right into some hops which impart some fruity hop, floral and light green hop like aroma. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast which is followed by the malts which impart a bready, slightly grainy, pale malt and sweet malt like aroma. This beer gas a pretty nice aroma that lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little lighter and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the orange still being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but it's a little less orange juice like this time and it's followed by the hops which impart more of a light floral, generic hop and green hop like flavors. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just a little more this time. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with an orange and hop like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the hops were brighter and I wish the malts showed up a little less.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing a little crisp, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it had some good aspects to it, but It was still a little rough around edges, This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and aroma, to me they were the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste, I wish the hops were brighter so they could go better with the citrus flavors. I don't think I would buy this beer again and it might be worth checking out of if your looking for a citrus IPA. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it, but I do thik it has the potential to be better. It's not a favorite beer from Avery and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid IPA, keep it up.

Sep 14, 2017
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DuaneL from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap as a taster at Tap & Handle Bar, Ft. Collins CO. Almost got it , but another one beat it out. Anyway it's certainly a 4.25, and later bought the cans where it def. holds up1

Sep 14, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a 30 June 2017 canning date.

Slightly hazy light amber body with a white head. Decent retention.
Hoppy and fruity aroma with dank and earthy tones.
Flavor: tangerine impact restricted to a bit of peel and pith. Moderate bitterness for style.
Soft but lively carbonation in a near medium body. Semi-dry finish.

Sep 06, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tangerines, oranges. Taste is mild, tangerines, mild bitterness, no malts. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is ok, but I have had much better IPA's from this brewery.

Sep 02, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head.

S: Tangerine and citrus.

T/F: Some malt sweetness and a very tangerine forward flavor. Great citrus notes... mild tea leaves and grapefruit in the background, but the tangerine is the dominant flavor. Medium to light in body. Finish is bittersweet and more tangerine rind.

O: A solid tangerine forward IPA... and better than most of the other tangerine IPA's I've tried. Wouldn't want a steady diet of these but a nice change of pace for sure.

Aug 30, 2017
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy orange-gold pour with a small white head. Tangerine comes through in the aroma along with some orange and herbal notes. Taste is fairly bitter with a resiny feel with grapefruit, tangerine, sugar and orange rind flavors. Can also taste a hint of bready malt.

Aug 18, 2017
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tangerine coloring, some hop haze, and FLOATIES!!! The tangerine hits the nose first, with some hop notes lingering in the background.

The taste .... is terrifically tangerine, all through the taste, imparting some sweetness at the very end that helps this beer finish very well. Love Avery and love this beer.

Aug 05, 2017
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/24/17...poured rusty orange copper, light white foam. Citrus notes, rinds, tangerine/grapefruit hints. Malty smooth, light peppery pine in the back. Toffee backed. Light sweetness balanced out. Super tasty.

Aug 01, 2017
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TBoneJones from Texas

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From can to pint: hazy golden pour. Low head. Medium-mid-thick body appearance.
Smell is decent apricot, and somewhat sweet malts.
Pretty tasty for what it sets out to be, which is an IPA featuring tangerine peel. The tangerine fruit comes through very well. If you like tangerines dominating your brew, you may love this IPA. I just prefer other citrus flavors such as orange or pineapple, if I were to choose a dominant alternative.
Feels medium smooth, nicely carbonated, almost chewy.
The more I switch to sip from the few ounces I had left in the can, the more I like this little better from the can than from my pint glass.
Decent stuff if you want all apricot in your ipa. It is juicy in that regard.

Jul 29, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light orange color into a pint glass. A hard pour provides a big foamy white head with a lot of carbonation. Retention is good. Lots of spotty patches of light lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste feature tangerine, orange and orange/tangerine zest. The citrus almost overwhelms other flavors in the beer. There are some milder nicely balanced hops and malt to back up the strong citrus aroma and flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp with some late hops bitterness on the tongue. Would make a good session beer if it was a bit less in the .abv department. Still a pretty decent IPA but a bit too much emphasis on the citrus fruit.

Jul 27, 2017
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FtWorth from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright gold with a slight haze, a buttery white head standing 2-3 fingers, good retention that develops into a nice lacing as the beer settles into the glass; a tulip

Aroma: Very citrus/orange forward on the nose, but with a hint of earthy spiciness; white pepper perhaps (?)

Flavor: Bold flavors of tangerine, orange and to a less degree, grapefruit and lemon while the malt stayed in the background in a supporting role, finishing with a fairly long, dry finish

Mouth feel: Medium carbonation with the right body for an enjoyable, summer thirst quencher

Overall: The bright citrus flavors are tamed enough to make this well-balanced, but hop forward IPA quite enjoyable any time of the year. A refreshing and agreeable offering.

Jul 25, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/23/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balanced and complexity of citrus/fruity hops, tangerine peel, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, tangerine peel, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, tangerine peel, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Extremely juicy and vibrant on hop/tangerine peel flavors; balanced malts, without being too sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

Jul 22, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of ivory colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Faint breadyness & citrus

T: Follows the nose, grassyness & orange peel up front. Dryness, grapefruitty bitterness mix with slight sweetness. Finishes dry with pomelo & a hint of pear & white grape

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation & decent balance

This falls flat, but drinks okay

Jul 18, 2017
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BeerMama2014 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this for the first time at the brewery. Wonderful scent of citrus fruits. The flavor is awesome, with the tangerine flavor really shining through!

Jul 17, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

And now, the aftermath of the Fourth of CANuly! I had laden my reefer with CANs that day, not really expecting to run through all of them, but more as a stopgap from running out before the day was over. The result is that now, I have a buncha cold CANs that I do not want to simply pull out & have get warm again. Ah, the trials & travails of The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Seriously A-Peeling"; "Inspired by a summer's day and crafted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience. It's the real deal!"

I was very excited to CANduct a Crack! & inverted Glug on this one simply because I am an unabashed fan of Adam Avery & his beers. My machinations led to the formation of just over a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all vying for a taste. Nose was redolent with an orangey citrusiness that reminded me of the solvents that came into vogue in the early-1990s. Not only were they less harmful to the environment, but they smelled a heck of a LOT more pleasant than the old chemical stuff that was so noxious that sometimes masks had to be worn! I'm curious as to what types of hops were used since the tangerine peel seems overpowering against them. I am not CANplaining, mind you. I just find it remarkable. Mouthfeel was solid, on the upper end of the medium-bodied spectrum, not quite full, but on the approach. Boy, was this citrusy! It began with a very sweet orangey (tangerine) blast, followed by a subtle creep of grapefruit, leading me to assume Citra hops. It was quite pleasant to drink & not even from a hophead perspective, either. I generally do not like Radlers, but this had the refreshing fruit juiciness of a Radler along with the bitterness & ABV CANtent of an AIPA. Finish was dry and refreshing, but I am unsure as to how many I would want at one sitting, like on the beach out of a cooler. Just a sudden, sodden CANsideration on my part.

Jul 10, 2017
The Real Peel IPA from Avery Brewing Company
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