ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 2004 bottle. Pours a medium light shade of orange, with some bright gold-yellows. Very clear. Moderate foamy white head. Smells straightforward. Lots of high alpha hops aroma, citrusy but also a lot of dryness. Flavor begins with a large dose of bittersweet hops, like a ripe naval orange, moving in to some dry malting, with more floral hops notes towards the finish. Body is medium to medium-light. No trace of alcohol. Complexity is lacking. Having had 4 or 5 Arcadia IPAs the night before, I can definitely detect the lesser quality in Avery’s IPA. No interplay of malt and hops, and the hops flavor sings a single note for most of the beer.MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2004
Rerate Bottle purchased at Hop and Leaf Feb 2005. Much better than I remember or just good relative to all the crap I drank in TN?? I’d like to think that this one is a bit better, with more complexity of hops and a good, if somewhat light malt base.
Clear light yellow orange with a nice lasting white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops, and full bodied. Really nice tasting hop tea beer. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2004
Golden with a touch of orange, decent head. Aroma of grapefruit and cat piss, with a bit of sweetness. The flavor is a sharp grapefruit dominated hop oriented thing, with just barely enough body to hold up to it. Not bad, but didn't hold up to the hop blast as well as I would have liked. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2004
On tap at the Half Moon in Kennett Square, PA. Poured a golden amber with a big white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Floral hops and citrus on the nose. Nice malt background with lots of hops and citrus fruits. Great bitter finish. A really good IPA. fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
Really in the mood for this - just hit the spot. Reminds me a bit of Live Oak Liberation. Well made IPA with floral hops that go to partying in the nose and mouth. Mighty fine.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours golden-amber with light colored thick head. Nice hop nose. Bitter, malty body without sharp hoppiness expected from such a fine brewery describing their beer as a true hop blast. Nice beer, but not above average for the particular style. BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2004
12oz Bottle No Date.This IPA poured a clear golden color with a thick snow white head that sticks to the glass. Beautiful hop aroma that is fruity with notes of peaches and grapefruit. Body is smooth with a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is an absolutely delicious blend of hops and malt. Lots of citrus and a good dose of bittering hops make this a winner. If Avery would ever come to Florida, I would never thirst for a good brew. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thick white head and very little carbonation. Definite citrus aroma with a strong hint of grapefruit and hops. Good citrusy flavor upfront that gives way to a strong hoppy bite and a slight peppery and bitter finish. DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours dark straw colored, with great head and great lacing. Aromas of lemon, hops, yeast, and pronounced grapefruit. Tastes extremely hoppy (as hoppy as Tupper's and Sierra Nevada), with citrus hints. Finishes very smooth, hoppy, citrusy, and slightly dry. I'm going to do a side by side with this, Sierra Nevada, Tupper's, and Stone's. When that happens, I'll post in the forums. A hall of fame IPA. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2004
Frothy, creamy, white head. Copper see through color. Hoppy aroma--can smell cascade over everything else--grapefruit. Decent maltiness calances okay with the strong bitterness. Solid IPA. Aftertaste lingers with slight bit of alcohol flavor.