Avery Brewing Company IPA

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image“In the 1700s 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‚Äôs 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”.

Served in an IPA glass.The appearance offers up a hazy amber/orange glow beneath a modest one finger cap that peels off and settles to a light filmy overlay. It laced surprisingly well despite the diminishing head. Picture some of the best American hops and our bet would be that Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial are among those. The hop bill for this particular IPA is exactly these four and the first few whiffs reflect it. A good dose of bitter citrus, tropical fruits and pine make up the body of this aroma but a sutle floral undertone offers a gentle balance. A grainy/biscuity malt profile also works in nicely and really fills it all out. Very delicate yet very fragrant. The texture of this IPA is light and seriously smooth. A touch of dryness develops late but it’s ultimately mild and super sessional. The 69 IBU is much higher than what is felt and the 6.5% ABV is extremely well hidden. Mild-medium body with moderate Co2. Impeccably balanced. The palate follows on from the aroma with delicate citrus notes and tropical fruits over a slightly sweet, biscuity malt base. That subtle bitterness is brought forward through the mid as a short cameo of tropical fruits leads in to a well balanced and fruity hop finish. Nice endurance to the back end as well. Really approachable IPA here, it kind of reminds us of the Firestone Walker IPA’s with it’s incredible balance and ultra smoothness. Some will probably say it’s a little tame but we reckon it’s simply a pefectly executed, uncomplicated IPA. One that’s easily sessioned on.