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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

2,386 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,386
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 26
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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bnick44

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-22-2013 00:29:22 | More by bnick44
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iloveporters

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-01-2012 01:27:10 | More by iloveporters
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-27-2012 17:49:31 | More by thatdirtymick
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-03-2011 01:03:02 | More by PhatAtUT
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SlipperySean

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-24-2011 01:28:52 | More by SlipperySean
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2011 05:57:31 | More by adrian21
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MemphisKev

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-16-2011 02:53:52 | More by MemphisKev
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-22-2011 15:55:20 | More by captainbearcat
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 16:29:24 | More by chcfan
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden color with a nice beige head which leaves nice lace. Awesome hoppy citrusy grapefruit aroma and taste (aroma is a bit flowery too). Decent balance but certainly more hoppy than malty. Light-medium bodied with an excellent balanced bitterness.

This IPA holds up well to aging: still hoppy after a year. One of the few I've found to age this well.

Per Avery website: 6% ABV and Columbus Hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 10:00:58 | More by RBorsato
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boogles

Kansas

4.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is everything I like about IPA, and why I like IPA best. Simply put, this brew has a lot of fruit (nose and taste) but is also bitter (not overwhelmingly) without the alcohol of a double IPA, which makes it more drinkable. I'm not sure why this beer is not among the ranks of hyped IPAs. It's certainly one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 23:20:21 | More by boogles
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benmiliron

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid $1.29 for a 12 oz. bottle.

This is a fantastic IPA. Flood of citrusy hops, with a good malt balance behind. Nice, good bite to it, but not at all overpowering or bitter like many IPA's can be. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had, and I hope I remember to buy it again in 6-pack form.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2004 14:16:07 | More by benmiliron
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured well, with a beautifully bright and clear orange-amber color. Topped with a white thin head, that left a nice lace behind. The aroma is strong with cherry sweet malts along with an assertive floral hop presence. Detected some apple buttery notes.

The taste is nice and very well balanced. Sweet and bitter meld themselves together into a perfect balance of flavor. Fruity with a sharp floral hoppy bite towards the end that continues through the finish. Solid body of malt holds the beer together. This is really a fabulous IPA. Highly drinkable and not too overbearing, or heavy. Really just right.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2004 20:01:57 | More by pezoids
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mattfungus

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A sweeter ipa with a golden/amber color.

Piney hopes but more white pine than spruce. Delicate and sweet.

A sweet aroma like mt hood hops or like a freshly opened box of fruity pebbles.

Good kick of malt, sweet malt and carmel at first mouthful.

Nice tingle as it leaves the tongue. Nice afterglow flavor, stays on the tongue for several minutes leaving with a sweet bitterness like aspen leaves mixed with sugar.

This one in which the label and holding up the bottle fool you. It's so clear in the bottle you wonder if the wrong beer is in their (is it kuurs?) but the flavor is worth savoring.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 03:51:13 | More by mattfungus
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chumba526

Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Avery I.P.A poured a golden crisp color; it had moderate foam: head was about an inch. It smelt moderately of grassy pine tasting hops. The carbonation is not over the top or overly flat; it has perfect carbonation for an American style IPA. The taste remained loyal to the smell; it was crisp and refreshing. This I.P.A had very mild malty bite, which allowed the flavors of the hops to be showcased. There was a slight citrus sourness followed by a moderate bite of hops. This belongs like Stone IPA in the ranks of America's best I.P.A's. I cannot find anything really to complain about, concerning the beer. This is an American IPA which does not try to be a double or imperial IPA; it is simply a simple nearly flawless IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 05:14:16 | More by chumba526
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-24-2014 01:17:44 | More by Prospero
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ATMinBoulder


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12-08-2012 02:09:21 | More by ATMinBoulder
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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-08-2012 21:37:01 | More by prisdefer
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Stevotex

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-09-2013 02:22:15 | More by Stevotex
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-28-2012 22:40:28 | More by wertschy
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Josh_Wolf

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12-19-2013 01:14:19 | More by Josh_Wolf
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ghwolf

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I consider Avery's IPA to be one of the most agreeable and imminently drinkable IPAs on the market. Having recently enjoyed several Avery IPA on tap in Denver and at different venues, I was struck by the consistency of the beer. The color was golden; the beer head was firm, though it tended to dissolve faster than other IPAs I have had. The aroma was dominated by hops, though not overpowering. The flavor was remarkable consistent during the entire beer.
The 6.5% ABV is not as high as some other IPAs; nor is this beer dominateds by an alcohol flavor.
One of the best, everyday IPAs!

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 13:05:22 | More by ghwolf
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80FlareSide

Connecticut

4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer overall. A relatively hoppy beer, and definately not for everyone, but if you like hops, you will love this beer.

Living in the east it is fairly hard to come by. Lately I have only been able to find it in cans at Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 00:30:15 | More by 80FlareSide
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found myself up in Asheville last night, (Beerfly reviews forthcoming) and stopped in a fine little BBQ establishment on the strip. Ordered my beer before dinner, as per usual. Didn't know what to get out of the 75 or so bottles they had, but then I remebered I had not ever tried Avery IPA(I can hardly believe it myself). So I figured what the ell and ordered up a bottle. A very nice looking bottle came out, nice old style map on the front gave it a "worldly" look. Please and ready to start I dove in straight away.

Poured a reasonably clear, after some settling, orange amber color. Lots of visible carbonation. A very nice one inch white head graced the top of the glass. This faded in a couple minutes, receding into a thin film along the top that stayed with the beer till the very end. Nice residual lace in rings down the glass as the session went on. Had a decently thick appearence for an IPA and definatly looked the part.

The smell was a citrus and sugar hop bomb. Overwhelming smell of orange and tangerine overpowered just about everything else. A slight hint of sugar could be detected a well, giving it the orange popsickle kinda tone. Hints of grapefruit of pineapple bitterness could be picked up as well as the smell of fresh grass. Exactly what I would have wanted my IPA to smell like.

Diving right in my first impression was holy hops! Bigtime grapefruit and orange peel were so pronounced I could just sit there and smile. A touch of sweetness rounded out the initial feel with a dry bitter finish that left me yearning for another sip. Very clean and crisp feel, gave this the feel of a finished product and something that has been mastered. Great carbonation on the feel gave it the silky, rolling smoothness that I crave in a good brew. A tiny bit of a earthy, grainy malt tried to force its way through the full frontal hop assault. Very nice tasting IPA, quite impressed with the flavor.

Overall I have to give this one pretty marks. It really was exactly what I wanted at that time and did not dissapoint at all. It was your classic west coast hop bomb of an IPA, and that is something that I just love. Definatly a winner from Avery, a damn fine finish brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 14:18:06 | More by mikesgroove
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ralree

Maryland

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours into the glass with a nice fluffy white 1 finger head that dissipates rather fast and leaves a nice lace.

S: Lots and lots of hops, very citrusy. Exactly what most IPAs smell like. Smells great! Great background of grainy malt.

T: Lots of citrus hops and a nice bready undertone. Not too toasty. Grainy malt is perfect - brings in just enough strong barley to back up the strong hops. Not too sweet at all - has a very light grapefruit flavor.

M: Light body - not a filling beer. Carbonation good. Non-astringent for the most part. Pretty oily.

D: Great drinker, especially if one likes a light flavored, light bodied IPA. Would go great with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 00:40:06 | More by ralree
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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