Sunday, January 4, 2009

Avery Redpoint Ale review

Avery Redpoint AleToday I chose to go with a brew that is toned down a bit and more along the lines of a session brew yet full in flavor. I spied a 6-pack of a local beer and went with the Avery Redpoint Ale from Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado. Avery is known for some special brews. big beers, collaboration beers, and Belgian style beers. But their Redpoint Ale is an American Pale Ale that is more down to earth with a local feel.

Appearance: Redpoint Ale weighs in at 5.5% ABV and poured a very deep reddish brown color and was a bit hazy. As I opened the bottle, the foam started immediately oozing out of the top of the bottle. The head was a modest 1-finger tall and off-white.

Aroma: The aroma was light, citrusy, piney and floral. It reminded me a bit of grapefruit.

Taste: The taste was quite nice - rather malty from the caramel grains, mildly carbonated and finished semi-dry. Redpoint Ale had a nice balance between the hops and the malts. It was slightly bready up front and starts you off with a hit of maltiness.

Avery Redpoint Ale is a nice easy going brew. It was slightly stronger than a session brew, but drank like one. I felt that 2 or 3 of these would be very easy to do in a sitting. The brew tasted almost exactly like it smelled. It was better than average and I would definitely drink this again. The 6-pack of Redpoint Ale in my cooler won't last long. I'll give Redpoint Ale a Thumbs Up and recommend this as a nice change of pace drink when you want something less bold than a big beer yet tame enough that you won't be attacked by too many hops.

Related articles:
- Avery Ellie's Brown Ale review.
- Avery White Rascal review.
- Avery Salvation review.

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