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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

2,384 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,384
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 25
Gots: 93 | 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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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am surprised that it has taken me this long to do a bonafide review of this beer. Let's do it:

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear yellow color with a very slight orange tint to it. There is a 1/4" head of creamy white bubbles that was maintained by quite a few bubbles rising, but started to fall leaving some lace in the way after about 45 seconds. After a couple minutes, it was reduced to a pretty substantial ring where the beer met the glass with some solid islands of bubbles on top of the beer.

Aroma: It was weird, when I popped the cap it was like someone farted, but when I was pouring the beer and all of that there wasn't anything else like that. The aroma is absolutely hoppy, but there is more going on than your typical citrus. This has a good bit of earthiness to the hops that I don't remember when I tried this beer in the past. There is some chalkiness here indicating some pretty substantial bittering. There is some malt in the aroma, with some subtle bread crusts, and some mild sweet toasty notes, but the malt is reserved. It smells like this beer may have a bit of age o it, though I can't read the bottle label.

Taste: The flavor is a bit of a departure from the aroma. There is more citrus in the flavor than I thought, but there still seems to be a bit of age to this beer, so I won't hold it against it too badly. The hops are in charge the entire time, but you get occasional little hints of malt here and there to make sure that you know that this is still a beer and not a glass of hop extract. The malt is very subtly sweet with light crystal being the predominant flavor. The finish is balanced toward the hops, but it isn't so heavily that it is hard to drink.

Opinion: This is a pretty good IPA. The balance is a tad hoppy for my taste, but that is really just personal preference. This beer is really a good example of the style. I think that Adam may have had to change the hop schedule since the last time I tried this beer (~3 years ago), so the aroma is a bit odd at first, but it still is well blended and drinkable. If you like hoppy beers, I would definitely tell you to give this beer a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 02:15:42 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,384 ratings.