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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

2,412 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 1,142
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 26
Gots: 98 | 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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nsabo

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've commented before on how just about any brewery can pump out a decent-tasting IPA (breweries really have to try to make an unpalatable IPA), but few can make an outstanding one. That said, Avery makes my no-contest favorite IPA around. Piney hops with little citrus and a heavy malt presence that compliments (rather than counters - malts and hops are not opposites, we must stop talking about beer like this!) the hop bitterness. Unlike most IPAs, this finishes wet, rather than the typical dry bitterness of most. The malt gives this a thicker, sticky mouthfeel more redolent of a DIPA than an IPA.
I've been drinking this for years from the bottle. The can tastes just as great and is an even better reason to pick it up.

Serving type: can

08-29-2011 07:26:00 | More by nsabo
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

07-22-2014 22:04:48 | More by SD-Alefan
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.