Avocado Honey Ale
Island Brewing Company

Avocado Honey AleAvocado Honey Ale
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From:
Island Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 12.68%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2020
Added:
Oct 01, 2006
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  5
Brewed with Avocado Blossom Honey
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Ratings by JayTheFinn:
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Reviewed by JayTheFinn from California

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Paul, the brewmaster, has brewed up a batch of this stuff for the up-coming Avocado Festival held annually in Carpinteria, CA. All in all it's not bad. There's little to no avocado taste noticeable, but if you've ever had one you could imagine how difficult it would be to bring the mild flavor of avocado through to a beer. Instead what you have here is something like a nice tasting honey lager (yes, it is an ale, but there's a definitely lager quality about it). It's quite drinkable, but I don't think it's going to become a perminent fixture at Island.
Oct 01, 2006
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz can into my BeerAdvocate teku.

Appearance: good golden hue with a bit of haze, some apparent effervescence and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam atop. The color is rich and beautiful.

Smell: rather nutty and biscuity, and just a bit sweet. It's not bad, but perhaps a bit sweet for my taste.

Taste: whoa, quite a lot of sweet honey flavor right up front. It definitely has a very; oh, it's hard to say, but ... wildflower, perhaps, character to it. It's smooth, and the honey portion is nice, but there's not a ton of complexity here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a mild carbonation and a pretty smooth texture despite that. Not bad.

Overall: this is not a bad beer, especially by the standards of blonde ales. It is a bit one-dimensional, but that one dimension is pretty well-done.
Nov 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Apr 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Gobzilla from California

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by BlueSpader from Washington

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by CraftBeerRunner from California

3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I really liked this beer. Despite the gimmicky theme, could really taste the avocado/honey (or was it palcebo..?) enjoyed at Barrel House 101, Ventura Beach, CA, May 2016
May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by 2beerdogs from California

Jan 16, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by Peter_Marinelli from California

Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by PretzelCity from California

Sep 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ImperialStout from California

Sep 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2.91 by getkrunkhoe from California

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by AleHunter805 from California

Jul 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.6 by teraflx from Arizona

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by 2GOOFY from California

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Buick222 from California

Apr 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by CAcker from California

Feb 14, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2013
Avocado Honey Ale from Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 31 ratings