arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Pour out of bottle, dark yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, some slight earthy notes with a touch of citrus into some caramel, toffee. Taste was a mix of pine, grass, herbal hops into some citrus peel, sweetness come in with caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, slightly sweet. Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Pours bright clear orange hue with a nice soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is medicinal slightly oxidized and sweet hops. Flavors show the sweet hops and just like all other Avery ipa's, just a sweet mess of an ipa for the most part. When will these guys learn that sweet ipa's are not what people want. It is a well made beer minus the sweetness-no infections and clean fermentation but that sweetness is just too detracting. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2017
22 oz. bottle. Pours an unclear gold with a soapy thin head that leaves a film and collar. Aroma is strong Pilsner malt with earthy citrus grass notes. Taste is mildly bitter earthy citrus hops tons of Pilsner malt and lingering dryness. Palate is medium dry and chalky. I’m finding this hard to be labeled a DIPA... superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/27/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very unique hop profile with the Idaho 7/Vic Secret. Not very strong on the Simcoe/Columbus character. Extremely juicy hop profile with a balanced malt backbone. On the malty side for a DIPA as with the Maharaja, but not overly sweet/heavy feeling for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2017
On draught at the brewery during "Adam Avery's Cellar Sale" on 10/06/2017. Hazy golden color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Aroma of tropical fruit, piney hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hop aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney finish. alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Draft to taster in a flight at Cappy's. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale lightly toasted malts, soapy floral character, earthy, citrus and herbal hops, mild to moderate bitterness, does not present as almost 10%, good but I find that many of their anniversary beers fall short of the potential. katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 Pours golden yellow with some foam, sweet tropical aroma but it lacks this in the taste, medium mouthfeel, smooth with biting hops at the end, ok but a bit disappointing, tap. Lowe1983 (1657) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is floral and pine hops with caramel malts and alcohol warming. The pine hops dominate the flavor. Finishes bitter with just a hint of warming. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Bottle (9.7% ABV, Jun 27, 2017 bottling).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (melon, kiwi, apricot), with notes of banana taffy, sugar syrup, and alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Aroma is mostly sugary stuff and banana candy. Super sweet as with most Avery products, so it's pretty difficult to drink...just barely enough bitterness, you really have to have a massive sweet tooth for this. No major flaws, but dull/average overall.