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New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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#10,409
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
11.69%
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Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Name says porter but Avery advertises it as a pioneers take on black IPA. Bold statement but can this beer back it up.

Pours a couple shades away from black mahogany highlights glinting all over the glass. Small half finger tan head but with good retention that keeps through most of the drink. Rather spotty lacing for something that should be full of hops. Still a nice looking beer.

Aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted malts but with obvious hop character, mostly tropical fruit and grass, likely dry hopped with citrus hops that changes a bit with the malt backbone. Little muted but pleasant.

Taste is initially centered on the roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate with some nuttiness but then followed by a rather big gasp of pine and grapefruit hops. The bitterness isn't so big but it comes in refreshing then dries away as the malts come back in to provide balance.

Adequate carbonation and mouth feel, dries nicely but the bitterness is quite muted for a dark IPA, this drinks more towards the black ale side of the spectrum.

Very smooth, flavor hides the ABV well. This is a great porter for those that like hops. Malty sweet yet hop variety in all the right places. Revolutionary black IPA no, good beer, yes.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

I wanna say this was brewed to commemorate the achievements of Columbus, Vespucci, and their ilk, but I somehow doubt that was the case. Oh well. It pours a dark garnet-sienna topped by a half-finger of light sandstone foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, dark chocolate, light onion, pine, and cedar. The taste does not deviate far from the smell, though thankfully the onion has dropped out, only to be replaced by a stronger pine character and some light orange peel. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I don't feel the hoppy-ness really jives with the porter qualities at all. It's just kind of a sad excuse for a black IPA with a smidge more roast. Not a fan, myself.

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Photo of chilly460
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black, into the glass. Midsize bubbled, two finger head rises slowly and sticks around, good lacing.

S: Definite coffee with some tones of light chocolate in the background. The overwhelming aroma though, is grassy hops.

T: Plenty of grassy/earthy bitterness from the hops, not something I expected with the style. Hops overpower the "roastiness" but it's there in subtle background.

M: Medium carbonation and body, par for the style.

D: Decent enough but the hops threw me for a loop, not at all what I anticipated.

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Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

pours dark dark brown almost pitch black with a huge tan head with small tight bubbles that had great retention and left lacing all down the glass

smells of fruity hops and roasted chocolate

taste - is great lots of hops - reminds me a little of alpha klaus - call me crazy but the combo of roasted chocolate caramel malt mixed with the fruit from the hops give it a blueberry flavor??

mouthfeel is a tad thin - light body decent carbonation very smooth and somewhat creamy

drinkability is out of this world - the body might be a little thin but that is ok because now i can drink multiple bottles

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Deep amber red, chestnut color. When not touched by light it looks brown, but has the chestnut, red highlights throughout. Highlights look fairly clear A big tan head erupts with a hard pour and this beer produces some insanely good lacing. The froth clings to the beer for dear life!

Smell is exceptionally good. If every six pack beer could smell exactly like this, the world would be a wonderful place. Dark malts with slight hints of chocolate, and maybe some slight nuttiness. Well hopped, citrus dry-hopped. This smell would make any beer lover happy, very diverse.

The taste is completely on par with the smell. Dark malts, slight hints of bitter chocolate and hints of sweetness; similar to molasses or some glazed nuts. Toasted/roasted malt sweetness I guess. Also a good earthy/citrusy hoppiness to it. Overall it's big and bold, has a lot going on in every aspect of the flavor, while being extremely well balanced.

Mouthfeel is very good. Full bodied. Starts sweet and finishes clean and bitter. The strong flavors are well balanced and it it. The carbonation level is perfect. Did I mention well balanced??? This beer is extremely drinkable, literally perfect.

Big, bold and excellent, nice job Avery!

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Very nice black (ruby hue) color with tan creamy head.

S- Upfront grapefruit hop and roasty cocoa.

T- Generously hopped up front with deep hop bitters and rich, smokey, dark cocoa finish. A black IPA for sure.

M- The carb is a little rougher than I prefer for my porters... Aftertaste is kind of burnt.

D- The burnt is getting in the way here but it is still very good. Alcohol is not noticeable.

I've also had this beer about 2 months ago, and it tasted like it was from another world and would have been reviewed much higher... an older bottle perhaps where the hops/burnt mellowed out? Not too sure.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good pour, a dark rootbeer color with a generous finger of seething light brown head.

Smells of chocolate malts and slight booze. Hard to get too much.

Heavy malts and salt, cocoa with a slight hop acridity, a little bit of dog poo in there too, haha a rich flavor for certain and I like it.

Mouthfeel is a quality heavy body with creamy carbonation. Very wet and delicate.

I'd recommend this porter over almost any other CO micro as a go to cheaper option.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dark brown with a thin filmy head.
S: malty and yeasty with some coffee notes but nothing is very strong
T: again mild flavors chocolate malts coffe and hazelnut. The hops due add a unique bitter quality but nothing to special.
M/D: heavy and rough feel like it's not clean. Drinkability is ok definitely not my favorite nor will I purchase again.

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Photo of 18tony
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i have been enjoying pouring though Avery's beers. though this was a good beer, however i immediately noticed the lack of body i like in my porters. it just felt, less than. on the back end, the dark carmel tones where definitely there.

like they say, " it's not how you start, it's how you finish."

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black with ruby highlights, off-white colored head that fades to a thin collar.

big chocolate notes in the aroma, with a touch of hops. as stated on the label, classic roasted dark malt flavors, but with some hop highlights.

lower carbonation, pretty smooth. I prefer the english style porters better, but still a quality brew.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours very dark brown/opaque. with nice medium sized brown head with good ammount of lacing.

S- beers pretty cold and still getting quite a stench. kind of surprized at the hop note, pretty hoppy for a porter. light malt and cocoa note on the tail end.

T- wow. first sip tastes like an ABA. piney and light citrus. once the nice hoppy rush calms down a surprizing malt note. it comes in perfectly. very nicely balanced. rides the line of an ABA and porter really nicely

M- nice and smooth very lightly carbonated and the piney taste hits the back corners of my tongue. good stuff

D-VERY surprised by this one. maybe because i was expecting a porter and got an awesome ABA or maybe because its really that good.

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Photo of Jesse13713
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Four full fingers of creamy vanilla head that looks almost like a milkshake. A very, very dark brown with hints of crimson red in it as well. Thick, creamy lacing as well.

Smell - A strong hop presence that took me off guard. I wasn't expecting such a bitter and vibrant smell. Light smokey malts in the background,

Taste - A delicious hopped chocolate taste that ends on a uniquely smoked note. The finish on this is the shining smoked barley. A slight bread taste that is slightly burnt. Hints of spices and cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - As I said, very smoked. Medium bodied and dry hopped. Perfectly balanced bitterness with coffee and chocolate notes. This porter is easily drinkable and never gets old the entire way through.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a fresh bottle of this in Jersey, it says it's a black IPA/porter

New World Porter spurts out the bottle brownish black looking quite nice in the glass. About an inch up of tannish light brown foam that's kinda full, semi stick. Smell is bright earthy hops on top of some chocollate that's more like cocco, roasted malt and a kinda English like yeast as well. Tasting this is kinda great, it exceeds expectations. Tastes of cocco, roast(slight), a nice earthy hop with some pine and semi citrus. This is a great twist black IPA porter, I can disern between the two, a great mix. Some nuts and a sharp hoppy finish. Feel is less than medium with a nice bitey carb that works. If I can find this fresh, it's good for a sixer.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter...

A: Pours pitch black with a decent head light brown foam, leaving sticky patches of lacing.

S: nice smokey char aroma, and a hint of dark chocolate, with a steely aroma in the background. Hops are piney, soapy, and grassy. not picking up much fruit from this one.

T: again, smokey char, dark chocolate, turning into flavors of burnt toast, with cocoa powder, and pine sap. finish is fairly bitter

M: thick mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation which sits well with the char and bitter hop characteristics. finish is resinous and dry

Overall, not a bad brew, but doesn't even come close to the best examples of the black ipa style (southern tier inequity, stone sublimely self-righteous ale). Would have like to see some fruitier hops, and a slightly sweeter malt character. However, i will probably get this again, if a craving for black ipa takes shape and no subsitutes are available.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown, that glows a touch red at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. It has a big 3-finger tan head. The head has very good retention, and leaves a bunch of sticky lacing behind on the glass. This looks very appetizing.

S - The smell is very earthy and hoppy, with some light roasted malts. There are also some notes of smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruits. The finish has a lingering hop bitterness.

T - This tastes of roasted malts, and has a nice strong hop presence. There are also notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and pine.

M - This has a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is a creaminess to this that makes it go down quite smoothly. There is some lingering bitterness, and it's a touch dry.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and the flavor never gets boring. It is a bit hoppier than most of the porters i've had, but I like it alot. I would definitely try this one again.

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Photo of legalpete19340
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown in the glass with a respectable tan head that stuck around.

S: Hoppiness. Spicy, grassy hops dominate the nose with light notes of roasty malt.

T: The hoppy bitterness is forefront. Roasted malt comes through in the end. As it warmed up I noticed shoe leather and molasses with a hint of smoke.

M: Very much middle of the road. Not thin, not chewy. Nice.

D: Ridiculously drinkable. Smooth.

This isnt a porter to me. When you see "Pioneer Black IPA" on the label everything makes more sense. Very good beer that is sessionable but maybe mislabeled. Its ok Avery I still love you.

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Photo of foogerd
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label state its a "pioneer Black IPA"

A- Dark rich looking brown body with a small tan head that leaves a healthy dose of lacing.

S- The porter and IPA qualities manage to mix well together. Roasted coffee with some spicy hops.

T- Hops came out very pronounced and at the forefront for me, roasted malts and coffee come later. Totally a Black IPA. Tasty but dont expect it to be porter tasty.

M- Highly carbonated and rich.

D- ABV is not bad and pretty much subdued with all the taste thats going on here. Pick this up if you see it.

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Photo of leedorham
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown with a thick, darker tan head. Very good head retention and very sticky lacing.

S - Powerful aroma filled with roasted malts, coffee, and a burnt, caramel sweetness to it. A bit of hop pungency that compliments the roast and balances the sweetness nicely.

T - Definite coffee character and very forward with the roast. Robust like a dark coffee. A good amount of hop bitterness rounds out the profile. Very flavorful.

M - Full bodied, not too viscous. The carbonation is higher than I'd like in a porter but this seems to help with aroma so I'll forgive.

D - A very drinkable offering that I'm surprised doesn't get more attention. This won't be my last taste of this one.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruddy brown, high clarity, with two fingers of stiff beige head. LOTS of lace.

Smell -- Roast malt, citrusy hops, leather, anise. Lots going on, a pleasant surprise.

Taste -- Roast malt, cocoa, faint woodsmoke, grapefruit, pine resin, leather, licorice and anise. Lots goi

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with milder carbonation. Feels good.

Drinkability -- Wow, I'm really impressed. Picked up a single on a whim and this turns out to be an exciting hoppy Porter. Assertive hoppiness and complex roast malt undertones makes for an easy sipper that shames most Black IPA's. I might even like this more than Alpha Klaus, which concerns me...

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Photo of Prospero
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has a nice citrusy hop scent with a bit of coffee-like roastedness. Head was nice and foamy tan, not quite beige like some black ales have. Taste is pretty roasted but well balanced with hops. The malts don't tasted debittered so I felt like it tasted more like a porter like the name implies rather than a "pioneer Black IPA" as the label also states... Overall excellent full-bodied black ale with a nice coffee roasted malt flavor with just a hint of citrusy and piney hops, not too heavy which is nice for a black ale.

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Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black with beautiful red hues at the bends in the glass. nice mocha colored head and outstanding window lacing.

S: Wow what a balance. Chocolate roasted malt and pungent pine hops.

T: deeply roasted and sweet malt up front followed by a hammer of hop bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue. These are great flavor combonations and I really enjoy the transition from sweet to bitter.

M: Great body, just right. Average carbonation, nicely done. The alcohol is hidden but my gums have warmed up.

D: This beer is really nicely done. The ABV would suggest a great session beer, however, the flavors are so intense that it works perfect as a sipper. I would definitely purchase again.

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Photo of mlazzaro
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I called the brewing company and this beer has a new labeling, but is considered the same beer. Now says "Limited Release" and "Black IPA" on bottle with brown colors on the label.

I remember liking this beer a lot more in college. Now with a slightly pickier palate, I just find this beer to be overly dry hopped for the style, and slightly unbalanced as a result. That might go away with some time. Really great beer otherwise though. The dark malt flavor, the alcohol content, the smell and the appearance of this beer are just outstanding. It is really appealing on every other level. I just feel like the beer flavor could clean up a bit with less hops added, and have the malt side of the beer dominate the flavors. The intense dry hopping of what seems to be American Hop varieties is sincerely conflicting with other flavors. Especially since I mostly get malts in the aroma. I wish I read the Black IPA in tiny text on the bottle. I would have chosen a more traditional porter (Anchor or Sierra). Even for I.B.A.s, this is a dry hopped porter, not what I think of for a I.B.A. or "Black I.P.A.".

On the other hand this beer would age very well. It's alcohol and antiseptic hop content give this a very decent potential lifespan. I plan to age and re-review this same six pack in a year or so.

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the bearded beer guy. Had this beer a few times a while ago, so when I was told it turned into a hoppy porter, I was intrigued. Poured into a tulip, it pours a dark, dark brown with a thin, light tan head that dissapates quickly. Nice lacing. Lots of hops in the aroma, with pine dominating. Really good! Got some chocolate, mint and pine on the tongue. Really impressed with the mouthfeel on this one, though. Very creamy and full-bodied. Surprising for a hoppy porter! Very drinkable and enjoyable! Will pick up some more for sure!

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Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is extremely piney, slightly minty and woodsy; copious amounts of resinous hops take over with a very light touch of vanilla and toasted biscuitiness from the malt side.

Heavy, heavy bitterness from hops, but they still don't erase the tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. This is really the most balanced Black IPA I have ever had to be honest. I have yet to find a black IPA that wasn't too bitter or roasty but here it is.

The mouthfeel has small hints of carbonation and tiny bubbles which give you no problem whatsoever to have another sip. Not sure why they call it a Porter in the name and immediately on the packaging it says Black IPA, I don't get it but anyway, good job Avery. Couldn't drink these all night but a couple would be quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left thick lace and sheeting throughout. the body was dark black.
s - very malty with a hint of hops. chocolate, burnt malts, coffee.
t - roasted malts with earthy hops.
m - medium thickness. very nice.
d - terrific porter, one of my faves.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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