tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Standard IPA aroma. Nothing to write home about. Resin. Slightly floral. Caramel malt. Bubblegum. Citrus and tree bark. Pours a dark hazed copper orange with a good sized head leaving nice sticky lacing. Flavor = fail. Soapy and vegetal. Seriously. Dawn dishsoap and steamed veggies. Ugh... Moderately hoppy but like rotting hops. Shit. Avery... you fail on this one.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crystal clear, copper pour with medium head. Aroma of floral, citrus hops and sweet malt. Similar flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Nice smooth, malty mouthfeel. Reminiscent of the Maharajah, but with a much subdued hop profile. Very nice stuff!
tonyd56 (4) - USA - JUL 31, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a reddish hue with a white head. Big hop and pine aroma. Bitter start and end with a little sweetness inbetween with some alcohol in the background and a great mouthfeel
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a nice orange copper color with a one finger fluffy off-white head. Aroma is big with hops as I could smell the beer 3 feet away. Also picking up notes of citrus, caramel and malts. Flavor bitter with american hops, citrus and caramel malts. A nice hop bomb but not out of balanced. Sort of a little brother of The Maharaja. Glad I tried this tasty brew. Who cares if it is not complex or aged in oak I like my IPA’s well hopped and straight forward.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle. Very nice IPA (IIPA) from Avery. It’s a hop bomb, but it is well done. Poured a deep amber color with a thick off-white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of spicy, resiny hops with some citrus peaking through. Flavor begins lightly spicy with some biting citric acidity that leads into an earthy, resiny hop hit with a strong leafy character and some light undertones of citrus (light grapefruit and orange rind) with a nice bitterness. Great mouthfeel, combining a slick hop oil character with a nice acidic bite. Well done Avery, I love it.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Pretty straightforward IPA/DIPA. A bit one-dimensional in the aroma...90% hops (American/raw resiny-style for the most part, but some fruit too) with little else to entice. Nice mouthfeel though. Biting citric-and-bitter hop character is a bit abrasive in the flavor balance, but there’s enough malt to keep it drinkable. Age this a few months in some oak with Brett and you might actually have something cool, but as-is it’s just another hop slam.
brokephibroke (305) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppiness at last! Darn good beer. Pours golden orange with a sizeable creamy head. Aroma of hops, hops and citrus. Nice bitterness lingering after a very forward, intense hops accentuated by a creamy stash.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with tons of sweet caramel and malt. Taste is the same as aroma but not as prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very malty and hoppy with pine citrus and caramel. The appearance is amber with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a tasty beer.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic, this is hard core pine hop flavor. From start to finish, this beer take you taste buds to hop heaven. palate is smooth too. for the hop lover.