ABUSEDGOAT (2902) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Tap: copper body. Aroma is huge grapefruit, some citrus. Flavor is the same, well put together IPA. Not a world classic, but certainly enjoyable. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, beige mediumsized head. Citric bitter aroma with hints of flowers. Flavour is bitterish citrus along with some hopping. Strong hoppy aftertaste. TBone (18558) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled, alc. 6.3%sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
Golden color, good creamy, lacy head. Mild flowery hoppy nose. Medium-bodied, balanced aromatic hoppy flavor. Honeyish, floral hoppy atfertaste.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Beer Festival 2005) Pale golden with a small head. Strongly flowery-hoppy aroma with toffee hints, quite balanced. flowery, aromatic-hoppy flavor with decent maltiness. Thick, slicky and bitter palate with low carbonation. A straightforward, but still balanced IPA.
Translucent gold color, medium sized foamy head. Cascade family hop aroma, citrusy, resinous, and floral. Some doughy malt notes underneath. Acrid floral hop notes with accompaning resin bitterness. Watery malt peers through. Residual astringency and bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, fairly dry.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
Small amounts of hops in aroma, not so much malts. Taste is a bit caramel and some hops, but a bit thin. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Clear deep golden amber colored. Mostly lasting small white foam. Direct Cascade nose, sweet and grapefruity. Easy to drink, not so agressive in terms of bitterness, floral, extremely straightforward example. A definition of an American IPA, for the better and for the worse. Mostly dry in mouth, growing a bit more citric acidity character than I usually like. Light-medium bodied, fair carbonation. Still I like Avery’s moderation on that one. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2005
12oz. Pours a clear thin orange with a white foamy head. Nose is light hopps, very dull and unexciting. Taste is pretty thin with light hopps here and there. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Didnt do it for me, seems weak and avg. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
on tap-pours an off white head. Color is clear gold. Aroma is hoppy. Taste follows, nice, good carbonation. This is not one of Avery’s BIG BEERS, which seem to be too much/complex for my tastes. This one is straight forward & very well done. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2005
this was dissappointing. i really liked avery’s 11 as well as maharaja and hog heaven. but i think i got an older six pack of this. sadly there was no date on the bottle telling me it may have been sitting in the store too long. lingering hops in the aroma. very sweet at first not quite balanced out by a piney finish. i barely finished the bottle.