MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt, Tang, fresh banana, citrus. Spicy, herby hops and a strange, unpleasant must-like flavor that I consistently find in this beer. Itís bitter as all Hell, full of alcohol heat and not balanced at all.
VRH (14) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This pours a beautiful golden red tea colour with a nice frothy eggshell head. The aroma is nicely complex with mildly spicy peppercorn, oregano, dank sweet malt, & grassy resinous hop, followed by a full herbaceous & resinous palate with a smooth oily mouthfeel that becomes crisp and almost salty with bursting flavour. Buttery malt flavours become pronounced before the finish resolves into a long grassy aftertaste. Outstanding!
Wordsworth (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Whip In. An attractive clear
Amber worth hints of gold. Light carbonation in a pencil thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is citrus, pine, maybe banana? Flavor is hop forward and rolls into a mound of maltiness. The balance is remarkable, and this beer rocks. Soothing warm sensation follows the drink. Avery hit it out of the park.
kirk36 (69) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Bottle release # 17 2013.
Great lacing, aroma is bitter and hoppy.
Color is a beautiful amber with deep gold.
This beer is calm and confident in the glass. Sure of itself. It knows what it is.
Astringency and easy swallow. Complement to the imperial style. I enjoy Avery because of their quality and high alcohol content.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deaconmike (68) - Roswell, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Deep amber with head that disapates. Incredible aroma of pine and citrus (grapefruit). Taste follows with well balanced malt backbone, touch of caramel, and a health dose of hop bitterness, heavy grapefruit. Mouthfeel was appropriate for the style. Not overly carbonated. Excellent beer.
egardner01 (7) - Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful orange amber color, clear. Light tan head that dissipates slowly. The nose has alcohol a little caramel and a hint of banana. The taste is moderately bitter with a resinous earthy taste and forward alcohol. Itís warming and a fantastic beer.
zmanzorro (84) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a snifter. Pours a very clear orange-amber with a small white head that eventually fades. Very minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet with some pineapple notes. Taste is hoppy up front but fades into a pineapple-y sweetness. Some notes of the alcohol are also noted. Average carbonation that leaves a slight tingle on the tongue. Good beer overall. Drink slowly because it definitely packs a punch.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Amber complexion with persistent thick tan head and glass lacing. Flavors are balanced. Distinctive piney hop with malt backbone. High ABV Is well disguised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tongan77 (23) - Ventura, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From draft. Orange color with light white head. Smell is sweet. Taste hoppy with a nice malt backbone.
BigHoss (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has an orange amber color and a cream colored head that dissipates quickly. I smell lots of citrus fruits and sweetness. I taste "hops" , pine cones, grapefruits and tartness. Nice hoppy beer....
Sperine (172) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a gorgeous beer in a very attractive bottle. The flavors are powerful, but the alcohol bite was a tad bit overwhelming at times. Still wasn't enough of a problem to keep this from being a fantastic beer.