BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a clean golden hue with an initial big frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of resiny and citric hops, very slightly dank and herbal with a even handed biscuity and honey malt background. The taste is moderately to heavily bitterness along with some hop spice and hop fruitiness. The malt strikes a nice counterpoint to the hops, there for some balance but never malty nor sweet. I bit boozy on the finish. Honestly I did wished the mouth feel was more aggressive and biting... seems shy in a way. Overall I dig this brew and it could be a tweak or two from being world class.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of citrus and spicy pine hops. Good caramel malt backbone. Medium hazy orange hue with a white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily with a soft carbonation. Overall a very good IIPA. Enjoyed it.
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is a vibrant orange. Drinking this a little late, so not sure how it will taste. The aroma is sweet inviting hops. The taste is smooth, still good hop presence. No bitterness that lingers. Very good iipa.
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craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
rating from notes - bomber when it came out last summer - poured orange with a white head. big floral, citrus and earthy hop aromas with some light caramel malt. medium body. nice citrus hop flavors with some sweetness from the supporting honey malt. bitter dry finish. very nice.
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale and sweet honey malts, with floral hops, and light citrus. Too much of a sweet malty presence, and the hops come across old and subdued. Blech.
BuckeyeBoy (2462) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a cream head. Nose is sweet malts candy and a nice hop note. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness some hop and a touch of bitterness on the end.
pjaco (27) - - JAN 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A must have while you can. Anniversary’s are meant to be celebrated and this offering was part of an Avery party t hth at will not soon be forgotten!
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was piney, astringent and full of citrus. The taste was very bitter, with a dry, big residual hop presence. The citrus kicked in on the finish and was of big grapefruit. Enjoyable.
Fritz123 (795) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Home snifter. Nice golden-amber pour with mild head and almost no lace. A few sudsy bubbles lasted on top the entire beer. Aroma is pine, citrus, flowers and a little wet dog. (maybe from the too long in my fridge..should’ve had sooner.) Taste is quite good with the hops explosion of pine, citrus, grass, flowers and the right malts to balance. The honey dials the hop profile back some. More bitter on the finish, but also comes out slightly sweet. Light body, good carbonation. Very drinkable. Happy Anniversary Avery (plus about 7 months now.)
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This was absolutely amazing. You can tell Avery pit a lot of work and planning into this one. Nice hoppy, floral, piney aromas and taste, but where it differents it the blend of honey with the caramel malts and mild bready finish that left me with a smile
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber pour with a small soapy head. Notes of burnt caramel, orange citrus, pine, copper, and fresh air.