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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

2,374 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,374
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 25
Gots: 86 | 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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davegray

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-15-2013 05:13:55 | More by davegray
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Jekster

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow to light amber color with a thick two finger pure white head.

Smell: The smell has sweet necter and citrus overtones. Grapefruit is a prominent smell along with star fruit. There is a slight pleasant cut grass aroma lingering in the background.

Taste: The beer has a pleasant light honey sweetness that matches the initial smell of the beer. There is a definite forward hop bitterness that tingles on the tip of your tongue and then lingers as you swallow. There is the slight hop flavor of lemon rind but mainly the taste is dominated by hop bitterness. There is a slight presences of alcohol esters that linger after the swallow as well.

Mouthfeel: The beer is extremely light on the pallet and extremely carbonated. I think the level of carbonation is borderline for the style and I personally would enjoy a bit less carbonation. It becomes almost bitey feeling.

Drinability: This is a beer for people that enjoy a nice lingering bitterness. I could drink a couple, but would choose other craft beers if I had the option.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I love a good IPA and enjoy bitterness. That being said, I would not seek this beer to buy again. I find that it is fairly one dimension with the hop bitterness and the aroma complexity does not follow through in the taste. I think the lingering bitterness would be a put off to most people who don't enjoy that aspect of IPA's. It's also a turn off for people, like myself, who enjoy bitterness, but like some other flavors to go along with it.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 21:38:17 | More by Jekster
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kingmaker

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

02-01-2013 06:16:12 | More by kingmaker
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-24-2011 07:41:31 | More by jophish17
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wallyworld68

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-23-2012 02:11:19 | More by wallyworld68
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Rihup

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-26-2013 22:48:08 | More by Rihup
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jrnyc

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-27-2013 03:42:19 | More by jrnyc
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-13-2012 03:26:20 | More by Giantspace
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pmatz2

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Light for an IPA Decent head retention. Light lacing down the side of the glass.
Scent - Can't really put my finger on it. One note smell that seems slightly off
Taste - One note taste Unpleasant Grapefruit (like there is to much rind mixed in with the fruit)
Mouth feel - Overall, Thin with a string bitter after taste. Can't taste the malt at all.
Drink ability - Had to eat something with this to finish. Did not enjoy this by it self.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 18:29:18 | More by pmatz2
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 3/6/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a light amber orange body, creamy white head somewhat lasting. hoppy grapefruit citrus taste. very bitter. green tasting. very harsh. drying taste. Sweet grapefruity taste. Grapefruity dry aroma, bitter. less harsh tasting as it warms, more palatable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 02:57:48 | More by jujubeast6000
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jdklks

Nevada

2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

having just drain poured a weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale, im hoping that this one can bring me back from the abysmal depths of poorly brewed beer. However, it is not looking or smelling that way...

it is transparent and golden, with a tinge of amber and a thin, spotty white head that sits atop the surface like lily pads on a pond (one bubbling island appears directly in the center of the over-sized wine glass that is the vessel for this unfortunate looking brew). the smell is perhaps more underwhelming than the appearance. perhaps they included hops in the brewing process. a quick swirl of the glass tells me that yes, they did indeed add hops; but the aroma of these hops is more reminiscent of the dry and dull characteristics of vegetables than of the citrus juiciness typical of the ipa. other than that, it smells a lot like the glass of water i used to wash out the taste of club soda left in my mouth after the pumpkin ale.

seriously, one of the most uneventful beers ive ever tasted. i would almost rather it be really bad, because then at least i could say something about it. its dry, not oily like it should be. the hops faintly linger in the aftertaste that resembles something like bitterness. up front and in the middle is nothing but a carbonated mess. ive treated my palate badly tonight. im sorry palate.

as concerns the mouthfeel, it is overly-carbonated, as previously mentioned. the drinkability is surprisingly low for an ipa, because it is just that dull.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 04:12:22 | More by jdklks
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-deep golden amber color with lots of bubbles rising to the top but absolutely no head.

S-the nose is very light and brings a touch of hop oils, pine, and some citrus

T-not sure if something happened to this bottle; but very bitter throughout. A touch of pine and a fair bit of oily hops. Some floral notes with a very bitter finish

M-smooth and silky, almost no carbonation, it is very syrupy and cotast the mouth lightly. A little dry at the finish

D-this is not very good, too bitter for the flavors that are actually present, no carbonation at all. Syrupy and dry at the same time, it completely turns me off. I'm noping something happened to this bottle; but it looks fine and grabbed from a very good store

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 00:19:03 | More by cpetrone84
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Andyyyyyy

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a big fan at all. Not much smell, taste, or feel. I have week taste buds and need flavorful beer to wake them up. I would say its a great starter IPA for anyone looking to get into IPAs. I do want to say it's not a bad beer but as I mentioned would prefer a hoppier, bitter beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2014 22:32:38 | More by Andyyyyyy
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WillHops

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Everything about this beer is weak/ bland. Could easily pass for a pilsner.
Light color
Watery head - "lacing" if you will
Hops - no indication of any (at least not above what may be contained in a Bud
Mouthfeel is very smooth with zero hops bite
Taste is weak and watery that leaves as soon as it's swallowed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 02:18:45 | More by WillHops
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powpig2002

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-27-2012 01:25:06 | More by powpig2002
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-01-2013 05:58:14 | More by nrs207
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Duff27

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dated 11229B6...fairly fresh.

A- One-inch white head on a dark golden beer. Plenty of effervescence rising to the top on the pint glass. Average head retention and pretty good lacing.

S- Smells bready, grassy, and slightly skunky.

T- Follows the smell somewhat although the skunkiness is muted thankfully. More malty than hoppy. Weak citrus hop notes more lemony than anything.

M- Medium mouthfeel, adequately carbonated.

D/O- Overall not impressed with this Avery offering. I wasn't expecting world class by any means but I wouldn't even considered this an "average" IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 01:55:42 | More by Duff27
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

09-24-2013 01:26:05 | More by lockewoodfin
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-10-2012 01:11:25 | More by Blaze5445
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

08-16-2013 22:50:37 | More by Jsmercer
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Rozyravens

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

04-02-2013 20:36:47 | More by Rozyravens
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veifokorp


2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

11-21-2012 00:53:57 | More by veifokorp
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was mediocre but turned out to be the best attribute. Dark golden and clear. The smell was a little hoppy but nothing special. The taste in particular was nothing to write home about. It could've been much hoppier, and honestly there was little malt presence as well. The most understated IPA flavor yet for me. I cannot recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 22:57:19 | More by TurdFurgison
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mtbbaboon

Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. The color is a slightly cloudy dark blond...kind of a light shade for an IPA. I'm used them a little more orangey. Thin head that fades fast, leaving a thinner layer of bubbly on top. A few areas of lace. The first thing I smell is lemons, which is good because I like lemons. Nice hop presence in the nose as well. The taste...wow...very bitter...almost like chewing on a lemon rind. The lemony bitterness dominates the hops that are trying to come though. It almost makes me want to grind my teeth. The taste needs more hops and better balance. It's a medium mouthfeel that goes down easy, aside from the bitter aftertaste. I'll finish the six pack but can't see myself buying this again, though I'd drink it if it were there.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 20:54:14 | More by mtbbaboon
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wasn't impressed by this beer as much as other reviewers were. I thought it delivered a pretty good wallop of bitterness in the taste, but it was unaccompanied by all the flavors that I think make IPAs different and delicious, like pine, citrus, floral notes, or candy. This is just a hop shot, which I don't feel deserves an elite rating.

Apppearance was pretty good. It poured a pale amber (compared to other IPAs I've had recently) with a very good amount of head.

Aroma was not bad, but struck me as being nearly non-existent.

Taste is a blast of hop bitterness, without any accompaniment of other flavors, making this beer lack, for a better word, harmony.

Mouthfeel was appropriate, and all-in-all, I thought this beer was OK, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 14:13:38 | More by BeerBelcher
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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