Pacer IPA
Avery Brewing Company

Pacer IPAPacer IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,856
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #34,327
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
21
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
87
Very Good
Pacer IPAPacer IPA
Notes: A flavorful Hazy IPA clocking in at 100 calories, 3.5 carbs, and 4.5% ABV, that sports a mouthfeel and hop character worthy of today’s craft beer drinker. In addition to traditional malted barley, wheat and oats are added for a fuller body, as well as an abundance of southern hemisphere hops, and contemporary dry-hopping techniques to achieve big, juicy, fruity aromas and flavors.

Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, flaked oats, hops(Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo, Simcoe), and yeast.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mboone67 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazy IPA with a minimal head and carbonation
Smell: Very mild citrus/hop with a subtle toasted oat to the nose
Taste: The oats and barley balance out the hops → Slight citrus with the hint of maybe mango
Feel: Light body with a slight feel of a lager → all day drinker
Overall: Another great option for having a beer filled with flavor and without the guilt!

Mar 25, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a slightly cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, bubbly, white head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of citrus, mango, caramel and floral notes. Sweet toasted caramel with a tropical fruit bite and minimal bitterness.

Aug 20, 2020
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Bright yellow, hazy, 1 full finger of white head and tons of lacing left on the glass. Gorgeous.

S - Fruit forward, citrus; mangos, lemon

T - Like the aroma, flavors of citrus, lemon, and mangos. Tasty for a session.

F - light body and well carbonated- sizzles a bit on the tongue

O - A very tasty low gravity IPA. Perfect for yard work on a hot day. There are not many session brews I like but this one is one of the better

Apr 02, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Can dated 01/02/20.

Lemon pith yellow color. small bright white head that recedes swiftly to a ring of foam. Light lacing and a decent amount of carbonation streams as it sits.

Light citrus, melon and pineapple, some grainy malt and grassy/floral notes.

Follows the nose fairly well but all dialed back and watery.

Light bodied and very crisp, minimal bitterness and medium/heavy carbonation.

Decent enough, but something I won't be going back to any time soon.

Mar 05, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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

In the hoppy arms race that is the hazy IPA, Avery Brewing recognizes that the race is a marathon, and not a sprint. So a light bodied, lower abv., low calorie option is the way to go. Hazy but sessionable, their oat and wheat based hop bomb is fueled with the racy old school meets new school flavors from Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo and Simcoe hops

Reasonably hazy and tarnish gold, Pacer IPA pours with an exuberantly carbonated appearance while floating a loose and frothy white cap. Racy aromatics roll off of the foam with tangy yellow and green citrus, berry, tropical and orchard fruit. A light wheat must comes just ahead of the first supple sip of malt sweetness in its wafer, crackery character.

And then comes the middle palate where the flavors are all about the hops. A fading malt character means that the showcase for hops leap out with lemon, lime, gooseberry, passionfruit and kiwi brightness. Trending herbal with the taste of green tea, verbena and sassafras develops a spicy bitterness of cedar, lemongrass and citrus peels.

Medium light in body, the wheat and oat flavors fight the beer's tendency to dry to west-coast standards. This slight firmness keeps the flavor bright and alive on the finish and then smoothens out its spicy and slightly resinous aftertaste.

Jan 29, 2020
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is citrus, light pine and a very big hint of astringency. The flavor is fruit/mild berries, citrus, and a hop candy//slightly sweet/astringent finish.

Dec 07, 2019
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 10/8/19; into a pub glass.
Appearance- partially hazy, straw yellow with lots of bubbles; thick, fluffy white head that leaves abundant lacing!
Smell- strong mango and papaya aroma!
Taste- fruit forward, but not overwhelmingly juicy; mango and papaya provide a blast of flavor!
Feel - light, mildly juicy and bitter; easy to knock back!
Overall- the new low cal, hazy session IPA craze is alright with me man, and this one is right at the top of my short list for the style!

Nov 16, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

You take a sip and think to yourself, “All things considered, this isn’t half bad,” ya know? I don’t know if Avery had the idea of girls in yoga pants doing squats, or muscle head bro’s doing dead lifts in their ad for this thang, but if they did, why the hell not? As far as the Raul man goes, I couldn’t give a heap of Buffalo shit how many calories or carbs a beer has. All I want is flavor! And considering this sucker is trending on the “lite” side of things, it’s kind of victorious. It pours a light, piss looking hazy; while the aroma is surprisingly huge. Flavor and feel are ok; but because of the session style, a bit muted. All things said, I think it’s a success for Avery - even though I wouldn’t care to have another.

Peace!

Nov 07, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/8/2019. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent hazy session IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel for the style. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo, Simcoe profile. Very vibrant, juicy, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone for the ABV. Light residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. One of the better session IPAs I've ever had. Loved the hop profile as expected.

Oct 28, 2019
Pacer IPA from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 21 ratings