Friday, December 3, 2010

Avery India Pale Ale

Enjoyed following practice with a steaming hot bowl of sauteed vegetables with turmeric, salt pepper and garlic. Served in my Maudite snifter.

Appearance: Completely transparent amber with minimal micro-fizz carbonation visible within. A white soapy head consumes the top of the snifter, but quickly dissipates. Lacing is very sticky and fulfilling.
Aroma: Herbaceous and citrusy with a clean malt backbone. Some grassiness, but more so floral.
Taste: Sweet, but not overwhelming. Bitter, but likewise not overdone. The ultimate definition of balance. Sweet citrus finish complements a smooth biscuit and caramel malt. These flavors really permeate through the pale base malt. Floral undertones with some hints of grapefruit zest. Little complexity, but the simplicity of the flavor is enjoyable in and of itself.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation flows with the liquid making it a little less dense and more smooth. The finish is dry, and leaves a lasting grass/bitter finish, that may be unappealing to some. Otherwise this beer is very refreshing.
Overall Impression: A great go-to IPA. If ever you're looking for a basic, but flavorful IPA, this is the one. It exhibits all the necessary flavors and aromas, that aren't overwhelming or left out. It fulfills the style almost to perfection.


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