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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

2,439 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,439
Reviews: 1,145
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 28
Gots: 106 | 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 jerryjeff:
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jerryjeff

Tennessee

3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma
Nice vibrant floral, citrus scent coming through with a bit of pinish hints

Mouthfeel
Medium to higher end carbonation maybe a bit higher than necessary, definite bitterness along the sides of the mouth.

Appearance
Pale amber in appearance, poured to large carbonation bubbles but very little head to speak of in a normal U.S. pint glass.

Taste
Almost all bitterness with no real malt taste here to me, finish with a piney taste that lingers (maybe a bit too long) initially hint of sweetness then quickly to bitterness along the sides of the mouth

Drinkability
Not really my kind of IPA, bit too heavy on the piney tastes. One and done.

Overall
Not bad not really good. Well enough put together but lacks enough malt balance for me to go with the hoppy flavors. Scent is great, rest is lacking.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 00:30:37 | More by jerryjeff
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-01-2014 01:02:36 | More by Tom_Gilman
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BTodd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic pint (from the brewery)

A-Pours with one finger of foam which dissipated over the first minute or two. Clear straw leaning orange at the wider parts of glass.

S-Piney, citrus, especially lemon. Something is a little floral about it as well.

T-Plenty of citrus here as well with some nice spicy, bitterness. On the finish, I get a pleasant carmel maltiness that stops short of being sweet but balances things out a little.

M-Bitterness lingers a touch. Medium bodied for beer, maybe a touch light compared to the "bigger" IPAs that have shown up in the last few years. Enough carbonation to keep things refreshing.

O-Overall, it's an enjoyable beer. It doesn't live up to some of the others I've had from Avery. I love this brewery and have visited the taproom in Boulder. I'd much prefer Maharaja, which I know isn't quite in the same class.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 23:22:17 | More by BTodd
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars in Leura, Australia. That probably makes it grey as grey can be. According to the deciphered bottling date on the bottle, this was bottled in April this year, so not that old all things considered.

Pours a rather clear and light golden colour, with a fine head of white that persists in wonderfully streaking rings of lace. Carbonation is languid, forming streams of rather fine and slow-moving bubbles. Body is fluid and fairly light. Looks good though.

Nose is really very pleasant. Subdued, but flavoursome hops provide a little resin and pine, with a hint of some dusty citric characters as well. There's a touch of grain malt underneath, that provides a slightly savoury undertone. It's not as potent as it would be if it were super fresh, but it's reasonably good all the same.

Taste is a little more timid, and perhaps a little the worse for wear for its journey. Here the grain character is more pronounced, and it leaved the hops feeling a little bit flat and uninspired. Slight piney tingle sits on the middle, but this devolves to a rather generic bitterness at the end, mingled with a slight honey sweetness on the finish. Feel is smooth, and surprisingly, with a bit of weight behind it. Carbonation is nicely tempered.

Overall, it's a very drinkable IPA, even when a couple of months old. It's clearly well-crafted, and I look forward to having it super-fresh sometime. Until then, this grey-market import will do me nicely.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 06:41:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,439 ratings.