Saturday, November 1, 2014

Avery duganA IPA

This 8.5% ABV India Pale Ale is from Avery Brewing of Boulder, Colorado. It has 93 IBU's.

The beer pours a gleaming copper in color. There is a tall and thick head of off-white foam. The aroma is a blast of passion fruit and guava, so intense it veers to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, full of fruit, tangy, vinous, a touch musky. The taste follows the aromas, fills the palate, into the sinuses, alcohol is present in a vinous quality. The muskiness increases as the beer warms. The finish is deeply bitter, and the bitterness merges into pine sap notes. I got more pine out of this when I had it three years ago. The ABV isn’t massive, but this beer sure warms all the way down the throat to the stomach. It is medium bodied and smooth, with a lightly tingling carbonation.

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