altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Hazy amber body. Hoppy and citrus nose. Taste is hoppy, clean pils. Smooth and creamy. Good. solidfunk (8954) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Light musk amd some malt. Some hint of pepper and some citrus. Orange pour with decent head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey. Travlr (24768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Clear bright golden yellow color. Great aroma of freshly cut hay and breezy meadow. Taste is herbal, fresh, clean. Really nice. Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Not very impressive for a IPA. Basic hop lots of malt. Good mouthfeel. But I have had better session IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GarrettB (1599) - 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.
drewbeerme (3920) - 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 arminjewell (9664) - 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. 3fourths (9345) - 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. cubs (10635) - 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. Thorpe429 (5035) - , 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