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Review - Avery Brewing Company's India Pale Ale

"In the 1700's one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content perserved 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. Brewed by hopheads for hopheads!" -- Avery Brewing

The IPA pours a cloudy amber color and settles to a light amber color with a clear body. After a short period of time, the body became hazy. The massive, off-white fizzy head almost overflowed the glass and has great lacing. The nose detected a strong presence of sweet hops with hints of grass. This hoppy aroma was rather harsh, but in a good way. The initial moderate biter taste had a healthy hop presence and was followed by a strong presence of malts for a mildly bitter finish. We were quite pleased with this very balanced beer. The light to medium body has a strong carbonation presence and leaves an oily texture on the palate.

Comments: WOW, I can smell this from here Ian, right after opening the bottle.

Reviewed on January 11th, 2007.

Type:IPA
ABV:6%
Source:12 oz. bottle
Score:21/30

Official Avery Brewing website