Oakes (11422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Coppery colour. Grapefruity aroma, with slight toast. Refreshing, crisp, lemony, grapefruity character. Very dry. The aroma is nice as the glass goes but the palate reveals itself fairly simple. In the rotation but not top of the charts, as IPAs go.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy hoppy aroma. Orange amber color with a small white head. Hoppy flavor, with some citrus notes. Nice malty finish balancing things out. Very solid IPA
jercraigs (7319) - 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 (11760) - 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 (2560) - 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 (775) - 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