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Friday, October 8th 2010

Avery India Pale Ale
(Avery Brewing Company)

My first take on Avery's new canned offerings. I've always love their beers and was pretty psyched when I heard they'd be releasing some of them in cans. Thanks to a very generous beer loving friend in Colorado I was able to get some cans of both their IPA and their new Pilsner. Cheers to Chris Palmer and cheers to Adam Avery for realizing their is a place for cans when it comes to good beer! 

 

From the Avery site:

 

"In the 1700's one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content preserved his ales during the long voyage to India (as depicted in our label) to quench the thirst of British troops. Today, we tip our hat to that historic innovation by brewing Colorado's hoppiest pale ale. Avery IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty finish.”


Here we go...

 

Pour - a beautiful golden color that is clean and clear and with a pronounced head of pure white sitting on top. I am ready to dig in...

 

Aroma - oranges, grapefruit, pine, malty sweetness, caramel. If their was one word to describe the aroma of a well crafted American India Pale Ale I would use that word in bold with an exclamation mark. Unfortunately their isn't a word like that so perhaps "hoppy" will suffice for now.

 

Taste - one sip and I am again hit with the reality that hoppy beers do very, very well in cans. Plenty of hop freshness packed into this little 12 oz. container for sure. Avery IPA is well rounded and balanced and makes for the type of IPA you could enjoy for days on end. The pine, grapefruit, citrus and malty backbone are all there and working in harmony to present you with one hell of a drinkable Colorado hop-alanche. 

 

Overall - excellent. There is a good reason why Avery's IPA gets stellar reviews and ratings all over the web. This is the perfected art of hops in a glass. 

 

Would I buy more of it? - Definitely. This is some seriously hoppy stuff and the can preserves all those flavors so much better than a bottle.

 

Note - Avery has now canned four of their beers. Along with their IPA they've canned their White Rascal White Ale, Ellie's Brown Ale and their all new Joe's Premium American Pilsner.  



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Avery India Pale Ale
Style: American India Pale Ale
Brewery: Avery Brewing Company
City: 
Boulder, Colorado  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: Two-row barley, Munich 10L, caramel 120L
Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 69
Date: October 8th, 2010

Posted by Russ


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