jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper colour with a huge hoppy aroma that is citrusy, floral and a bit piney. Flavour is likewise with a bit of malt. Very nice
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with amber highlights and a small white head. Has a strong grapefruit aroma! Descent tasting IPA.
layyze (28) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried it last nite at a beer tasting. Light color. Starts off with a fairly hoppy taste and finishes with a surprising hint of malt. Went back for seconds of this one.
Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flowery, sweet aroma, citrusy touches of grapefruit and lemon along with something like honeysuckle and pine. Faintly hazy golden yellow color, with a fine, uneven head and thin wisps of lace. Begins with a goodly amount of citric hop flavor and bitterness and actually becomes more malty as the flavor progresses, finishing on a honeyed, sweetish note, still blending with the everpresent fruity hoppiness. Mild palate, lightly creamy texture. An easygoing yet flavorful and quenching rendition.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy and slightly sweet aroma. Same for the taste. Decent color - dark golden to light amber. Pretty good IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber body topped by a very nice white creamy head that leaves excellent lacing. Ahh the aroma of Cascades. Grapefruit. Yummy. THe flavor is no surprise given the aroma. It is well balanced and just bitter enough to satisfy. Medium body that is quite smooth. The best of the Avery lot that I have yet had.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light golden, not expecting that after smelling from the bottle. Very nice aroma, strong of american hops, very potent and floral.
Flavor is somewhat malty and hoppy. This beer seems one dimensonal, focused on the hops which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Seemed a little thin as I got towards the bottom of the glass. Nice, crisp bitter fininsh. Good IPA.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this Avery IPA that Andrew196 sent me unintentionally sitting for a few months now. Poured into my Corsendonk Tulip glass this sparkling IPA pours a crystal copper colored body with a huge froth of rocky white head.
The perfume like aroma is large with pine sap & grapefruit, very much a fragrance of a sawmill. The flavor has mostly the same characteristics. This is FAR hoppier than I was expecting, I think that if I liquefied a Christmas tree, and added some fresh grapefruit peel zest, the concoction would be this identical brew. Smooth palate with a Nice dry finish.
Thanks for the IPA Mike, Cheers
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tangy, beautiful, off dry, full aroma, robustly malted, nice in the glass, bam!
FlacoAlto (3677) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear copper color that is crowned by a good lasting beige head. Aromas of citrus and hops waft from the glass as I pour it. A light grassy hay aroma (but only the good aspects), there is a decent amount of hop aroma to this beer. It is well carbonated, and gets quite lively when swirled in the glass. Great malt flavor that accompanies the hoppy flavor and bitterness. A malty sweet flavor with hints of biscuits and caramel malts. Quite a lingering bitterness in the finish. A good solid IPA, not quite over the top, which is good because you don't always want that. There is a ton of balanced flavors in this beer. Both the malt and hops are competing for attention, though the hops are the definite center piece. Definitely drink this beer on the warm side of cool, it allows more of the flavor to open up.