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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,810 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,810
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 50
Gots: 252 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,810 | Reviews: 1,174
Photo of Jwiggy
4.67/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice color, held a small head. Scents of citrus, pine, and floral. Nice tart start, with a good IPA finish. Definite keeper.

Photo of FamousCharlie
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyd this beer i loved how bitter it was very powering smell didnt like how my six pack had an empty beer with it but mistakes happen

Photo of Taybeh
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

from a 6 week old single into an imperial pint

A: clear orange-golden with a tight 1 finger off-white head
S: bready caramel malty sweetness married to some round fruity citrus, melon and floral hops.
T & M: malts are a little lighter than in the nose, and while they provide a nice balance and some sweetness, this is mainly about the hops which contribute a lot of flavor that follows the nose and gives it some prickly punch on the back end. A little soapy, too. The combination of flavors isn't ideal for me, but I don't think there's any question that these guys know what they're doing...it is very well made. Medium to high carbonation for the style, moderate body, dries out at the end.

Wouldn't turn down another...not quite as delicate but putting that aside, does this remind anyone else of Two Hearted?

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First thought, oak/lambic funk with bitter finish. Surprisingly complex. Loved it. Different from my usual TG IPA's i drink.

Photo of brewme
1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Due to the high rating, I have tried this beer multiple times, to rule out bad batches, shipping malfunction etc. Nope: Every time it smells & tastes badly skunked.

Photo of flixjones303
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Forgot to check date. Pours a mostly clear orange with a nice head and lacing in the glass. Aroma and flavor both feature moderate orange-rind character. It's a solid effort, but it leaves me wanting a little more hop aroma and flavor.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little too bitter for me.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA from Avery! Very balanced hop to malt profile

Photo of E-McFarden
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really great beer. Would definitely drink this one again.

Photo of jonaspb
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Five four three two one

Photo of dijgf_hkkbgf1993
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden haze. Half a finger head that sticks around practically downto the last sip. Good bite, bitter but, has a decent citrus tone to balance it out. Good bready finish. Personally I seek more citrus tones in an IPA but, overall a solid brew. Wouldn't buy one at the bar but would get some to take home.

Photo of Sebas
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. can in 1/2 liter chalice.
Fantastic beer. Pours golden with orange hue, a bit cloudy. Well balanced bready, yet citrusy and floral mix with rich, malty finish present you with one hell of a drinkable goodness. Obviously not everyone will like it so much, but this ONE is on top of my list. Cheers!

Photo of jooler
2.33/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

From can. Not sure if I would consider this an ipa. Tastes like a hoppy lager. Hoppier than the rebel ipa but just as crappier

Photo of silverevo9
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great rocky mountain head, no pun intended. The head is marvelous, really nice foam. As you clear the glass the lacing looks like a snow storm. Very sticky. Unable see through the glass, outstanding! Nice orange hue. Sweet esters to the nose, and a very assertive malt backbone. Very smooth IPA. Very enjoyable to drink. Will be purchasing again!

Photo of pkolafa
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another great Colorado pale ale!

Photo of Rydman
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my go to beers. Local. Delicious.

Photo of 99BeerBalloons
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Had a keg of this stuff. Poured beautifully with a 2 finger snow white head and went down really smooth. Not the best ipa I've had, but definitely not the worst.

Photo of dank203
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

smooth and balanced

Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%

Straw color. Hoppy citrus nose. Light malt but still present. Nice hoppy finish.

This is not great but it is pretty darn good.

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Heard good things but was a little disappointed with what I found. Nice piney/green hop smell but not the taste I was expecting. Worth the purchase if it is under 9 for the 6 pk

Photo of KFBR392
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: Pours with two fingers of dense head which dissipated slightly but was still present. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is above average for the style. Orange in color that is clean and transparent.

Smell: Saturated citrus, orange peel, and fresh pine greet the drinker. While heavy pine and citrus carry into the body, there is a bright undertone of tropical fruits with accents of mangos, pineapple, and papaya. Caramelized malts provide a sturdy background.

Taste: A touch of bitterness hits immediately, but there is a bouquet of soft fruits dancing on the palate to really pull you in. Light grass and earth sit atop balanced and semi-sweet malts. Some classic west coast bitterness with a great balanced malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: The bitterness is there but is highlight on the palate and takes nothing away from making this a top notch beer drinkability wise. I could drink these all night.

Overall: I would never to hesitate to buy this again if I just want a great IPA. Balanced but enough soft fruits and lingering bitterness to keep you really interested. Very glad to have Avery in my neck of the woods now.

Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Wow really good stuff! Poured with a thick very long-lasting off-white head, lots of lace and a clear amber color. aroma is fresh hops and malt. Flavor is a wonderful blend of sweet bitter and Tang with resin hop dominating. Body is perfect. Drink drink drink!!!

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottling code of 13322B1. Translates to a date of November 18, 2013.

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with a white finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin layer of surface suds. Thin and spotty lacing coats the glass with good stick.

Smell - Orange with a strong malt presence that hits on caramel and bready character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange-y hop flavor backed by healthy helpings of caramel and slightly grainy bread malt flavors. Malty finish, and it seems to be missing a lot of hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Eh, wish I knew Avery's bottling code before I bought this. Turns out this one's nearly a year old, and certainly a reason why the hops are so dead and the malts so strong. What's there shows promise. Certainly a candidate for a Re-review, and with a much fresher example.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy hops, but not a lot; there a background sweetness that I can't define;

T: earthy, piney hop flavor right from the start; some grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied;; moderate carbonation;

O: didn't get the intense fruit aroma and flavor that others did, so it was disappointing in that respect; in spite of that it was enjoyable;

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,810 ratings.