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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

2,381 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 25
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 65

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002)
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bumblebee yellow-amber. The beer is perfectly clear with a small number of fine floaters that resemble grapefruit pulp. The head is impressive. It's huge, almost pure white, and remains mountainous in the center, while sinking at the edges. Multiple rings of delicate lace put the appearance score over the top. An excellent look!

The nose is all about Styrian Goldings hops, an aroma (and a flavor) that I've come to love in Goose Island Honker's Ale. There isn't much else going on, but then there doesn't need to be. (Edit: I'm not sure what the hop bill was back in 2004, but these days (2009) it's comprised of Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial.)

The flavor is dominated by citrus zesty hops, which is as expected. I'm betting that some variety of hop complementary to Goldings is used as well, since this ale tastes noticeably different than Honker's. There's just enough malt to do the job, but not so much that it ruins the hop-heavy balance of the beer (that's balance from a hophead's perspective). The mouthfeel exudes quality in all respects.

I'm sure there are better American IPAs out there, but there probably aren't too many of them. Avery IPA is the real deal and makes me wish that it was available in my area of the country. The label shows the shipping route from England to India. Pretty cool considering the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 16:19:09 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.