Pacer IPA

Colorado
United States
Pacer IPA, Avery Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Using contemporary dry-hopping techniques, Pacer IPA achieves winning Hazy IPA flavors and aromas we know and love at a guilt-free price of 100 calories and 3.5 carbs.
The Pacer IPA, Adam Avery admits, “is an extremely selfish brewing endeavor. A beer brewed for me – an aging, wannabe-athlete who “drinks” for a living, and desperately needs to start setting a new and healthier pace in life." To brew a real Hazy IPA that clocks in with low calories, low carbs, and low ABV, we focus on ingredients that ensure high returns in taste and aroma. In addition to traditional malted barley, our brewers incorporate wheat and oats for fuller body, as well as an abundance of southern hemisphere hops. Modern dry-hopping techniques help achieve the big, juicy, and fruity final product. In the Pacer IPA, you get a full flavor beer built for winning at a balanced and active lifestyle.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row, White Wheat, Oats
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pacer IPA by Avery Brewing Co. is a quite dank rendition of the BJCP 21B Specialty IPA style, with the offering being session strength. The hop character satisfies very well, though the malt components are a bit wanting, as is seen rather often in sessionable IPAs.

Big dank sulfur hop aromas (Mosaic, Amarillo) along with a touch of tropical fruit are very evident upon the pour. This hop complexity pretty much dominates all aspects of the aroma. The beer is a hazy straw color with an impressive, small, white-bubbled, lacy head with very good retention. Very impressive!

The flavor has moderate dank hop character and bitterness. The malt backbone is very light, and a touch of minerality and metallic notes are evident. The body is quite thin, and the carbonation is moderate. The CO2 is a predominant character in the finish, and, with the hops somewhat subsiding and the lack of malt flavor, the finish is very dry. The overall fermentation character is quite clean.

Overall, this is a refreshing example of the sessionable IPA style, with the hop notes present delivering enough character to make it interesting. This style is not meant to be a canvas to demonstrate malt complexity, and this example follows that rule quite well, though the best ones will have at least a little come through. Cheers and enjoy! 

Brewery Introduction

A Colorado-based brewery for over 25 years, Avery Brewing has a singular focus on creating the perfect beer. In a world full of discord, we believe that a singular dedication to something as seemingly simple as beer can transform the world. Beer First. The Rest Will Follow.

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