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Avalanche India Pale Ale | Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company

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Avalanche India Pale AleAvalanche India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Amarillo, Centennial and Chinook hops; this beer is full bodied and loaded with hop flavor and aroma.

Added by woodychandler on 09-18-2004

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

This is a solid IPA, definitely on the bitter side of the spectrum but with nice citrus and resiny flavors. A decent beer but nothing to really seek out.

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Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Citrus and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and citrus sweetness.

Overall: Average IPA, but not bad, would have again.

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

Photo of Marty91
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of EMV
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap in their brewpub near Altoona

L: Pours a semi-transparent deep copper color with 2 fingers of creamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Floral hops and biscuity malts. A bit citrusy with pine notes.

T/F: Nicely balanced between the hops and the malts. Citrusy and herbal, slightly astringent. I do like the balance. Decent carbonation and an ooch on the fizzy side.

O: A nice IPA and a solid representation of the style. One of Marzoni's better beers and a solid sessionable brew.

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Photo of HopHead_
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pritchyk
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DouglasWalk
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JulianBaughman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of AdamBear
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-dark amber with a thin cream colored head. A bit darker and heavier than I was hoping for.

S-smells like aged hops and weeds and spices. A lot of caramels. Large malt backbone.

T-comes in with a strong flavor of malts and caramels and grains. Not too much hoppiness, but a decent amount of bitterness. Tastes a bit more boozy than the abv suggests, but not in a bad way. Leaves with a matching after-taste. Not too bad.

M-heavy with creamy medium carbonation. Crisp finish

O-it's a good IPA for such a small brewery. It might disappoint some hopheads, but it is a flavorful beer. Also quite drinkable.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of kizyle
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a copper-amber with a moderate size off white head.

S: a nice dry hopping of grapefruit, smelling like Chinook hops. A nice dried citrus and pine aroma is also detected. The aroma hoppiness is fairly strong and dominate.

T: pungent citrus notes, really nice with strong grapefruit and pine coming through. There was a nice toasted caramel malting before finishing with a dry floral and pine hopping.

M: medium body with a good level of carbonation in the mouthful with a dry citric hop fade on the swallow.

D: Good drinkability making for a decent session ipa that is moderately hopped.

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Photo of psinderson
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in a 6oz taster at the Allison Park, PA location.

Appearance: Clear, light red color with a caramel head and strong lacing.

Smell: A mixture of floral and citrus hops. Strong hops, but not as "in-your-face" as some other IPA's

Taste: Complex - Hop bitterness throughout with caramel maltiness and slight roasty flavors. Floral undertones and a hoppy-yet-smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with nice hop oils and carbonation.

Drinkability: Darn smooth for an IPA!

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Photo of foureyedgeek
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First pint from a Marzoni's growler, sealed until today and bought on 10/10/06. Unfortunately, somehow it still seems kind of flat.

Reddish color, pretty dark for an IPA and quite cloudy, with a quickly diminishing head, again, very low carbonation. Disappointing, especially compared to having it from the tap.

Smell is of citrus and pine with a little malty sweetness. Fills the nose with hops.

Taste is all hops. At Marzoni's Bluescooter said he tasted Simcoe but I'm not that good just yet, though I can definitely pick up a biting hop flavor. I really get pine on this beer. The taste is kind of diminished by the flatness.

Mouthfeel is a tad too light and there's very little crispness to the beer. I definitely enjoyed this when it was fresh but now, it seems a little flat.

Drinkability is ok, the lack of carbonation kinda ruins it for me, but the flavors are good. I _really_ wish this were as fresh as it was on tap. Bummer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The ale is a copper red color with amber orange hints and a decent-sized head.

S: The ale has a citrus hop aroma that fights for attention with a grainy, spicy malt profile. The malts have a robust caramel element that compliments the hops.

T: The malt body of the ale is rather dynamic, strong with a caramel element taht really stands out. The flavors try to be a little more than they are (shooting for a chocolatey roasted body but falling just short). The hops are citrusy, but sweeter and not so biting nectarine, apricot and tangerine. The sweet bitterness lingers nicely on the palate.

M: The malt body needs just a touch more intensity to push this over the top. The hops are strong and do their part but a touch more of the roasted flavors and this would work.

D: A good solid IPA, no bells or whistles just a good hop flavor.

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Avalanche India Pale Ale from Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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