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RATINGS: 1781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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In the 1700ís one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content perserved his ales during the long voyage to India (as depicted in our label) to quench the thirst of British troops. Today, we tip our hat to that historic innovation by brewing Coloradoís hoppiest pale ale. Avery IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty finish. Brewed by hopheads for hopheads!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3394) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (762) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. A- Citrus, bitter, wheat, floral. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, citrus, floral. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A pretty standard IPA by all means. Not a bad thing, just a pretty standard representation of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyC33 (2) - Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Medium light head, nice golden color with dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (651) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at new bohemia in bumped pint glass with commonmac. Gold with white head and good lacing. Resin sweet citrus in the nose. Resin taste with off grain bitterness. Strange sweet and sour bite. Lingering taste not ideal. Has some room for improvement.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (666) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at New Bohemia in Golden Valley. Commonshawn present. Quality half finger of head on a standard looking IPA. Lacing is strong. Aroma contains plenty of citrus and in particular grapefruit. Some pine too. Taste involves citrus rind with bitterness prevailing. Resiny mouthfeel...slight oily nature. Hops run throughout and serve as the only real star. Leaves a little bit of a grainy taste at the end that I donít like. Itís an average to above average IPA. Not a lot else to say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Can. Golden pour with a white head. Muted grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit and pine/resin hop notes. Good balance with a sturdy malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (846) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with some white head and lacing. Nose is citrus and pine. Taste is similar with lots of hop bitterness. Good.
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2015 Total Score: 4
Bottle. Pours clear golden with some white head and lacing. Nose is citrus and pine. Taste is similar with lots of hop bitterness. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1654) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2015
12oz brown bottle into a Geordie Schooner glass. It poured a nice clear light orange amber colour with weak white foam. Mostly neutral grainbill, very faint Munich caramelly and bready notes, very little residual sweetness, emphasis definitely on the high-alpha American hops (I believe: Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook.) Sharp resiny bitterness and intense aromas and flavours: black currant fruit, lemon peel, cedar chips, honeysuckle nectar, unexpected nutmeg spice in the aftertaste. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, snappy dry finish. Tasty and true-to-style American IPA. No wonder itís one of the best examples and such a successful flagship IPA brand.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1683) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle - good size cloudy head, clear medium gold color, big citrus and pine aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, typical IPA but still very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notayankee (35) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Fruity, citrusy, slightly bitter start, smooth finish with strong bitter after taste. Solid IPA.


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