This Imperial IPA from Avery is Colorado is a serious beer. It weighs in at 10% ABV to start. It pours with a huge fluffy head and an enticing dark amber color. The aroma is intoxicating. It may be the best smelling beer I have ever had. The malt and alcohol mix with some wonderful citrus scents, namely graprefruit, to create an overwhelming musk.
The taste begins with a hop explosion on the tongue. Not only does this beer smell strong but damn it tastes strong. The piney bitterness is strong and lingering, only giving way at the end to some malty sweetness. Amazing.
Considering the ABV this brew is fairly smooth with a good level of carbonation. This is one terrific beer and may be the best thing I have tasted so far this year.