GarrettB (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 30th, 2011 - My brewery Boulder trip took me round to Avery last, but it might have been a matter of saving the best for last. Compared to Twisted Pine, the tasting room seemed simple, though much more crowded with avid, enthusiastic and thirsty drinkers. We rounded up a selection of exciting looking samplers and planted ourselves on a bench outside, wedged between long columns of light industrial buildings, watching the sunset on a very beer-centric day. To begin this final sampling tour-de-force, I opted for the Avery Piglet Purgatory, a somewhat attenuated version of the Hog Heaven. However, the smell suggests nothing has been pared down: pungently sweet with the scent of a dripping, mortally wounded pine tree, The flavor follows suite, with more pine and pine resin flavors served on a medium body, and a modest aftertaste that delivers more of that coniferous goodness, but not so much that you feel like you’re making out with a douglas fir. In overall quality and character, this tastes bold, straightforward and hoppy with pine as the headline, and gently reminds me of Ranger from the somewhat nearby New Belgium Brewing brewery.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at the brewery. Pours amber with white head. Aroma has a big fresh pine and citrus aroma. Flavors are fresh citrus, piney, rustic caramel base lots of
bitterness does balance it. Rather tasty
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap is clear orange, thin white head big resinous pine, fruity orange and grapefruit, touch of caramel, slight lemon as well. Taste is a nice mix of orange, grapefruit, touch of biscuit, some slight lemon notes, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter.
3fourths (8800) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. requisite maraschino cherry / sweet red apple / mandarin orange / pine resin hop character of Hog Heaven. medium body, harsh carbonation and rough malt, as is typically the case with Avery. consumed in red apple skin / jolly rancher sweetness with resinous pine sap hop astringency lingering in the candied apple and rough holly / acrid berry / twig finish.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery taproom. Reddish orange appearance with a white head. Fairly potent, piney, resiny, a touch citrusy hoppy, rich toasty malty aroma. Large malt and hop flavor: toasty caramel malts and piney/resiny hops. Tasty, easy drinking beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in August 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate brown color with a white head. Nose is of citrus zest along with a bit of pine. Some caramel sweetness as well. Taste hits harder on some of the hoppy notes, but with a somewhat restrained bitterness. Body is fairly thick and nicely bitter. Drinks alright, although the combination of the body and the taste is a bit off. Overall, an interesting concept and quite good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
built for the arizona summer yet somehow it is on tap 11/19/2009 at papago?
pours hazy dirty brown-orange-ish copper with a thick creamy white cap.
the nose is... wow!... hoppy... peaches, citrus/grapefruit/orange, spice, slight pine and earthy/dirty.
the flavor is same...kinda dirty but clean at the same time??... lots of tropical fruit, peaches and citrus dominate the dirt and pale malt. it is bitter, refreshingly dry and almost parching.
the body is medium though it has a lightness and a crisp texture.
i love that i could drink this all day! 7/4/8/4/16/3.9
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Avery Brewing Company, Boulder 23/09/2009
Orange fruit aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ HamiltonsOrange gold color. Small head. Aroma is floral hops and caramel. A medium bodied Pale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are fairly aggressive, floral and citrusy. Lots of malt flavors balanced by a lot of floral hops for a 4.6% ABV beer. Smooth taste. Nice balance. A perfect session beer for a hop-head. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a sunset yellow with thin head.
nose is loaded with hops, big grapefruit hops and pine resin. Pungent as a mofo.
Taste is great, very light in body, slight toffee sweetness, but for the most part a fairly dry pale ale with tons of hop flavor, tons of hop bitterness, slightly harsh at times, but overall an amazing and extremely session-able ale.