axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 Extremely tasty floral and piney hop scents. A Fluffy yetbig bubbled, off=white head atop a dark golden copper colored body. Sweet orangey and lemon hops taste that comes very refreshing. The finish is a nice, slightly bitter, piney taste. Excellant ipa.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this beer. When I think of an IPA this is the sort of brew that comes to mind. Pours a dark yellowy color with a lasting white head. Lacing leaves a beautiful even coating down the glass. Hop aroma is prominent, fresh with big citric and pine overtones with just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is intensly hoppy with the malt being ever-so-quiet hidden in the background. You can almost feel the malt back there rather than taste it. Finish is clean and refreshing leaving you ready for another. Wonderful beer and highly underrated IMHO.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear, pale orange color, fine, if short, off-white head.
Aroma: bristling with pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple. Quite a bit of hoppiness in this nose!
Taste: fierce and fiery hop bitterness right up front on the palate, but much appreciated and quite delightful.
Body is about medium and of sufficient heft, although malt is a bit lean in this IPA, abd the hops continue to stand tall in the saddle throughout the drink. But that’s what I like, li’l ol’ hophead, me.
Relentless flavor, tasty, tasty.
Real humdinger of an IPA that I’d gladly return to, anytime.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is more on the floral side. Somewhat unbalanced but overall refreshing and very drinkable.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, no expiration date. Pours light amber with nice head when prompted. Aroma is floral citrusy hops. Taste the hops initially predominate with caramel coming on in the aftertaste and finally the hops linger and linger. Supposedly Columbus, Styrian Goldings and Centennial hops used for this one. Tasty and I love the hopping but the malt wasn’t there to balance.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear light orange with a big fluffy off white head. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Hoppy, piney, citrusy flavor and a bitter finish. Light sweet malts also. Very nice.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I liked this one quite a bit. It pours clear amber-orange with an average sized creamy head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. Aroma is light bready malts, with a heavy grapefruit hops that jumped out assertively. Moderately sweet with a mild caramel malt flavor upfront. Big bitter hops come on strong leaving a crisp, dry hop finish. Light to medium body, watery texture with lively carbonation and astringent feel in the finish. Nice beer, but could use a touch more maltiness to balance the hops galore!
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA. Pours amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is of intense hops and grapfruit. Obviously, the taste is very hoppy, grapefruity with citrus, pine and good malt backing. Mouthfeel is very full, thick, round with a nice bitter aftertaste. Nice lacing on the glass. Highly recommended. Reminds me a little of Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer. Overpowering with american hops. Very hoppy taste. Light yellow in color with a nice head. Full bodied beer.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 2004 bottle. Pours a medium light shade of orange, with some bright gold-yellows. Very clear. Moderate foamy white head. Smells straightforward. Lots of high alpha hops aroma, citrusy but also a lot of dryness. Flavor begins with a large dose of bittersweet hops, like a ripe naval orange, moving in to some dry malting, with more floral hops notes towards the finish. Body is medium to medium-light. No trace of alcohol. Complexity is lacking. Having had 4 or 5 Arcadia IPAs the night before, I can definitely detect the lesser quality in Avery’s IPA. No interplay of malt and hops, and the hops flavor sings a single note for most of the beer.
Rerate Bottle purchased at Hop and Leaf Feb 2005. Much better than I remember or just good relative to all the crap I drank in TN?? I’d like to think that this one is a bit better, with more complexity of hops and a good, if somewhat light malt base.