3xB: Avery DuganA
This Week’s Big Bottle: Avery DuganA
Having just finished several Christmas Ales/Milk/Oatmeal Stouts, turning to a double IPA seemed risky, yet appropriate.
It poured a light golden colour, very transparent with a clear head and just some slight traces of carbonation. It smells just heavenly, with a ton of sweet hops dominating the nose.
The hops really come out in the taste too, along with some softer fruity taste of apples/pears. There’s almost no malt balance, so the beer does have a pretty bitter finish on the first sip, though very crisp. As the bottle went, that bitterness really disappeared as well, leading to a very smooth, and drinkable double IPA. The beer comes off being “big” enough to really enjoy, while not being so “big” that it overwhelms.
-X and Pyzocha