Avery Piglet Purgatory
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"Half" Hog Heaven...half the alcohol and IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1428) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
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.

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