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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

2,508 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,508
Reviews: 1,147
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 33
Gots: 133 | 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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Reviews by Phelps:
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Phelps

Arizona

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle into a tulip.

Shadowy rose-orange, hazed to the point of near-opacity. One finger of creamy white foam settles atop and descends pretty quickly, leaving behind a frothy ring.

Nice floral notes – roses and orange blossoms – meet orange slices, tangerine peel, honey and biscuits. This bottle might be a little old, so the malts are larger and the hops more subdued than usual, but it’s created a nice balance in the aroma.

Same deal here: overripe oranges, tangerine pith, potpourri-like floral notes. Nice bitterness settles on the sides of the tongue. Honey and biscuits from the malt, but the finish is nicely dry.

Soft medium-light body. Carbonation is mild, just a soft massage. Tiny hint of fizz. No alcohol.

Not bad, not great. A pretty standard IPA from Avery.

06-16-2012 19:40:15 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a golden color with a light orange tinge with a light but sticky head,aroma is on the malty/fruity side with some soapiness ans grassy hop aroma that lingers.A nice balanced flavors in this one definent zesty hopiness but a nice malt backbone keeping this very nicely balanced.Not an over the top IPA wich is very nice,a very good beer.

09-27-2003 23:25:28 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2014 02:20:06 | More by mojohawk21
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Appearance – Light and crystal clear orange in color with a pillowy head that showed some good retention.

Smell – This one has a beautiful, complex hop profile at the nose. The piney resin and big citrus notes are soft and pleasant. I can also pick up a solid, sweetened malt base.

Taste – The sweet orangy citrus hops are monstrous. You can almost chew them. The pine comes out nicely as well, and there are some grassy aspects to this, too. The untoasted malt base is strong, and the light, fruity sweetness finishes this one off nicely.

Mouthfeel – Flat and on the heavy end of medium-bodied. This one is very thick, chewy, and fun to hold in the mouth.

Drinkability – This is for the hop-lovers only. I personally enjoyed the hell out of this bottle and will certainly be getting more from Liquid Solutions on my next order.

Update – Now two years later that I live in SoCal and can get this just about anywhere I thought I’d give this another review, but boy oh boy this hasn’t changed a bit. It’s just as I wrote about it in 2004. Nice IPA.

02-19-2004 03:20:53 | More by RoyalT
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Turbo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-06-2013 01:18:54 | More by Turbo
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boston2bburg

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a honey gold with over a finger of thick, foamy, off-white head. Lacing is fine and plentiful.

Aroma is floral with biscuit, buttered toast, and caramel. Maybe a bit too malty for an IPA bouquet, nevertheless full and pleasant.

Again, the malts hit first and hardest in this one. This can probably be attributed to the 120L Crystal malts listed for this beer on Avery's website. An interesting take, and tasty, but the hop character is somewhat subdued, providing little more than a bitter and slightly spicy backbone for the malty sweetness up front.

Mouthfeel is spot on: full-bodied, rather soft on the tongue at first with a dry finish. Very easy to drink for an IPA. Sessionable, but not my favorite.

04-04-2008 03:33:57 | More by boston2bburg
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -7%

Reviewed from notes created on 2/10/11.

Avery IPA pours a golden-yellow with a slight haze to it. The head is pure white and rises to only about half a finger into my snifter. Carbonation bubbles climb at a medium march and the lacing is made up of intricate squiggles.

The smell is mainly of pine-y, grassy, slightly metallic, and resiny hops, heavier on the the grass than anything else. A malt counter in the form of a caramel aroma is present, but in the background. Toasty and biscuit aromas abound. There is just a bit of citrus aroma, but that is way in the back of the bouquet.

The taste reveals a lot more caramel and toasted malt than did the smell. Resiny and grassy hops are still very present, especially on the flat of my tongue and sides of my mouth at the conclusion of the sip. Just a touch of sweet citrus is also a part of the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is nice and pretty close to standard for an American IPA. There is plenty of hop bite with just enough of a light to medium body to massage the palate of the bitterness of the hops. The carbonation complements the body nicely.

This is a quite drinkable, even sessionable IPA, but not one of my favorites. It is solid all around, but nothing really stands out to me. Good, not great.

02-25-2011 18:18:19 | More by TCHopCraver
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withliterature

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-13-2013 15:07:21 | More by withliterature
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Shakerman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-14-2012 03:19:36 | More by Shakerman
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sgoodship

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +19%

I had this beer on tap and I loved it, so I thought I would give the bottle a try.

It's a golden straw colored beer. Nice, soft white head. Great fine lacing and head retention.

The smell is great. Almost an Elder Flower - really beautiful and fragrant. It's powerful. You can tell that it is going to be hop forward.

The taste is a great mix of the floral and grassy hop with a hefty piney bite. Lovely. It start with more malt caramel but goes quickly into the hop and bitter hop finish. The floral comes back in on the aftertaste.

Fuller than expected - feel creamy smooth. Medium body and medium carbonation that is gentle on the palate.

I just love this IPA. The profile and progression just work really well for me personally. Simple and well done.

11-22-2009 06:41:57 | More by sgoodship
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Dmann

California

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

A good solid IPA for sure. The beer looked great with a great fluffy white head on top of a nice light amber colored brew. The smell was quite hoppy and fruity as well, with nice pinnapple notes and a healthy dose of Cascade in there as well. The flavor reminded me alot of the local AleSmith IPA which I know very well. The beer had a great bite to it and it was balanced well with the malts, but it had a little too much bread-y flavor in the finnish for me. All in all I think it is a very strong IPA, but not that unique in the scheme of things.

08-12-2005 08:41:16 | More by Dmann
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skybluewater

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a clear orangy peach color. Nice white head leaves a small amount of lace. Smells of grapefruit and a bit of apricot. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. This IPA has a nice hoppy bite, with a fair amount of malt. I could down quite a few of these in one session.

Overall, this is a nice IPA. Not the best one I've ever had, but certainly one that I will drink from time to time.

05-29-2006 11:05:56 | More by skybluewater
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2013 14:12:13 | More by bulldogg915
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-02-2014 23:11:43 | More by danthehopslamman
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Sam Adams pint glass

Flows into the glass a beautiful crystal-clear gold with lots of carbonation. A stiff pour yields a massive head, very foamy with big bubbles. It condenses fairly fast and leaves a a lot of lacing.

The aroma is quite nice. I get citrus, pine, a bit of rising bread, orange peel, grass and a hint of onion.

This beer tastes great. Layers of hop flavors. Juicy citrus up front, some pine and a nice lingering and spicy bitterness. As it warms, a little bit of grassiness and even a hint of onion. There's also some malty sweetness hiding in the background.

The mouthfeel is light to medium with a bit of stickiness.

overall, a really good IPA that I wish I could obtain on a regular basis.

07-22-2014 22:04:48 | More by SD-Alefan
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-19-2014 13:51:37 | More by Kappakoosh
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warnerry

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

A - Though I was pretty gentle pouring this, but there are small nits of suspended material throughout the glass, leading to a hazy light copper/pale orange color. One finger of tan head that doesn't stick around long. Small amount of lacing.

S - Citrusy floral aroma, with some caramel malt.

T - Sweet citrus with a lesser bitter element, with quite a bit of caramel malt. No bottle date, and I can't crack the label code, so I don't know how old this is. It was purchased recently. There is some bitterness that comes in halfway and lingers, which saves this a bit.

M - Medium mouthfeel that is slightly resiny. finishes dry with some bitterness.

O - Would like to have a bottle I know is fresh to compare, but as is, this is a middle of the road IPA.

12-17-2011 22:20:28 | More by warnerry
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-08-2014 03:05:00 | More by Todd
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

The Avery IPA pours a yellow-orange with a lively, thick and sticky white head that laces the glass on the way down. A thin head lasted for the entire glass.

Its aroma is of strong hops with citrus / grapefruit notes. Very appealing.

The taste is huge on the hops! The hops balance nicely with the citrus tones. Not too long ago, I probably would have thought the hop bitterness was over the top, but now it is very nice.

It is medium bodied and very drinkable. Overall, an excellent IPA. It reminds me of Stone's Pale Ale, but I like this better.

03-28-2004 06:32:47 | More by Beaver13
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ajkelly451

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-01-2014 03:59:56 | More by ajkelly451
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2013 17:17:47 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%

Presentation: It was poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into pint glass. The label has no abv info.

Appearance: Avery IPA has an orange tan body with some fine sediment. On top is about a one fingers thick, light tan head which fades quickly to just a thin film that sticks to the edge of the glass.

Smell: The nose has a big fruity and juicy hop presence with loads of tropical fruit, orange rind and sweet malt with a hint of bread yeast.

Tast/palate: It’s flavor first hits you with big juicy hops right up front. The malt offers some sweetness for balance before a big citrus rind/pith like bitterness slowly sneaks in on the sides and lingers on palate. The palate feels fairly full and there is just enough carbonation to give it some lift.

06-12-2014 21:48:28 | More by generallee
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-27-2013 16:35:54 | More by nstroup
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2013 02:47:21 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-25-2011 22:38:32 | More by TimoP
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,508 ratings.