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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)

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very good

2,214 Ratings

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Ratings: 2214
Reviews: 1127
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002)
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a large (15.5 oz) brandy snifter.

A - Pours with a small, off-white head of about one finger that fades quickly. A rich amber in color with very sticky white lacing. No haze whatsoever.

S - Very floral with minimal hops. Some very subtle grapefruit and a very slight booziness, but nothing overpowering or excessive.

T - Malty on the front with the hop character gradually coming through in a very nice balance. More grapefruit here as well, though it's not very powerful. A little bit of biscuit-like quality as well. Nothing that'll blow hopheads away, but still a very tasty beer. Leaves a slight bitterness in the mouth as well as a bit of roasted malt.

M - Thin with a slight burn from the alcohol and some sharpness from the carbonation.

O - It's not the most unique IPA, but it's a very pleasant experience overall. This is my first beer from Avery Brewing. I will likely pick this up again, and am also curious about their other offerings. It's not a beer to go hunt down, but if you come across it, it's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 07:01:18 | More by moneyturtle
Photo of atr2605

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a little hazy straw orange color with a pillowy white head with very nice retention
S-lots of pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet biscuit in the background
T-pine dominants with some bitter grapefruit following and the dry biscuit lingering in the background
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-very solid American IPA, nothing out of the box but nice representation of the style

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 00:36:47 | More by atr2605
Photo of Thomaas


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Stella. Looks very hazy and bubbles to a nice med head. Smells are a nice, but typical for this style of beer.
Taste is very good. Feels good in my mouth. It had a thin sticky lacing, which is what I like. Slightly oily( Also like). Crisp hoppy finish with fruity floral mid.
Great short session beer.
All said and done this is my new IPA at the lake.
Edged out Happy Camper by a long shot!

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 18:22:26 | More by Thomaas


2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

335ml Can. Shaker glass. Bright golden color headed by white, close & lasting crown. Floral notes, slight salty nuts to the nose & underneath smoke. Light malty upfront followed by gentle bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture & funny palate. Citric astringency lingers into a long bitter finish. Fruity aftertaste.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 09:41:41 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of barnzy78


4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, no freshness date
A - huge ivory head caps a slightly hazy tangerine colored ale, incredible head retention and the lacing is some of the thickest I've seen
S - nice fresh, floral, zesty, citric, tropical, caramely nose
T - tropical, mango, pineapple, pine, orange/grapefruit zest, caramel, biscuit; really enjoying the zestiness
M - very creamy and a bit resinous, medium-full body, nice carbonation
T - it's been awhile since I've had this one and it's just as good as I remember. I need to buy it more often.

Serving type: can

12-27-2013 21:07:26 | More by barnzy78
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A cloudy orange color, that leaves a nice two finger off white head at the top, and a good amount of lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Citrus. mango, grapefruit up front with slight hints of toffee, and bready notes as well, slight hint of caramel as well.

T: Almost excatly like the nose with more of a sweet flavor to go with the booze taste, lots of grassy notes from the hops.

M: Medium mouthfeel, with a moderate amount of carbonation, little sticky as well.

O: A good american Ipa, not bad at all, flavorful and drinkable, very well balanced IPA from Avery.

Serving type: can

12-03-2013 18:44:33 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of TempeBeerMan


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic pint.

A - Clear light yellow/gold with a one-finger white head. Good lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of floral hops, honey, fresh cut grass, citrus, a hint of white pepper.

T - Taste matches the nose; pretty floral, slightly fruity, and hops have a small bit of spice to them. Alpha acids quite noticeable in the mid-palate and finish. Malt underbody supports and balances the hops well with sort of a honeyed sweetness. Perhaps almost a little too sweet?

M - Full bodied with prickly carbonation. (My favorite mouth feel for an IPA). Slightly sticky finish. Perfect.

O - A really good IPA, and something that I could see myself drinking everyday. Great feel makes for good drinkability. Slightly different than the other IPA's out there. Will buy again.

Serving type: can

12-01-2013 00:34:22 | More by TempeBeerMan
Photo of Nugganooch


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can to my FW Imperial pint glass
Notes from 10/29/13

A: Pale caramel color body with some nice clearing to it. Massive three fingers plus of pure white sea foam on top. Thick and lively with bubble action. Sticky remnants smatter the glass all the way down the drink. Looks great really.

S: Floral and spice hop nose with some pine mixed in and an underlying caramel pale malt sweetness. A touch heavier on the spice but overall rather nice hop forward aromas.

T: Tastes of spicy hops as well but with a more predominant danky resin and pine note. There is also a touch of citrus like grapefruit coming through. Soft caramel malt sweetness balances that nice hoppy bite. Finishes out with more herbally spice. The beer hits a moderate level of bitterness and just a hint of alcohol flavor. Fairly hoppy and resinous. Nice brew all around.

M: Moderate to lower thickness of the body with an even carbonation and creamy texture. Light constricting bitterness with some drying noted in the finish. Hoppy resins lingers a bit.

D: Very drinkable and I am definitely digging the cans. Heavy on the spice hops with some good complementing pine and citrus. Nice firm malt balance.
Would probably pick this one up a lot more often if they dropped the price a little.

Serving type: can

10-11-2013 17:56:08 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big slightly off white head slowly recedes above a clear bright golden colored beer.

Light aroma of citrus fruits with maybe a tad bit of yeast sneaking in.

Light citrus and pine taste with a citrus bitter edge to it.

Dry aftertaste with some of the citrus bitter aspects sticking around pretty big time on this medium bodied IPA.

A pretty good drinking IPA that borders on the west coast style but brings its own tastes with it.

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 21:18:20 | More by LXIXME
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy light golden yellow body that gives a one finger white foamy head, the head dies after a minute and a half and there's a fair amount of thick lacing clinging to the sides of the glass

S: grapefruit flavored hops, light malts

T: grapefruit comes back and adds a piney punch assaulting my taste buds, no aftertaste, dry finish

M: light to medium, sessionable, carbonation seems to be smoother than most AIPA's, but still good, not under-carbonated just good

O: this is a pretty good AIPA that I would come back to

Serving type: can

08-30-2013 04:50:58 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of beergoot


3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, golden amber body sporting a thick, chunky white head; sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is a weird mix of citrus and pine with an off-putting, spoiled garbage twinge. Excellent balance of mild malt flavors and sprightly hop bitterness. Soft, medium-light mouthfeel; light fizziness; crisp and dry finish.

A rather decent tasting IPA that loses some of its attractiveness with a funky, off-beat background aroma.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 23:07:12 | More by beergoot
Photo of brurevu


4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Avery IPA poured a golden amber with tropical fruit and slight citrus hops on the nose. There were floral and tropical fruit hops on the initial sip that faded to piney and resinous hop flavors on the back end that coated my palate with a good hop bitterness. The brew was very bright and clean with the fresh hop notes jumping off my tongue. The Avery IPA was a very well done classic IPA that was a refreshing treat.

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 17:42:25 | More by brurevu
Photo of ghengisflan


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a nice, apple-juice gold with a thin white head.

Smell: Well rounded hops with no distinguishing hop characteristic and a very sweet malt smell.

Taste: A hoppy beer, as you would expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light enough to live up to the IPA label but substantial enough to carry full flavor.

Overall: A great beer for summer and a great example of an IPA.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 21:13:50 | More by ghengisflan
Photo of Neorebel

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange, hazy appearance with some sediment. Nice fluffy sugar-white head. The aroma was appealing with grapefruit and orange sweetness overwhelming my nose. The flavor itself was much more better than the nose let on, with piny, and mostly resinous hop tastes. Very, very dry. Overall, there isn't much too this one, but it is good, solid, and very drinkable... I'm glad they offer this in cans.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 22:37:04 | More by Neorebel
Photo of dar482

New York

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

The bottom of the can has two digit year and then Julian date. 13052. Brewed on 2/13/13. Three months old, but the beer still really held up on this can.

This beer comes in a deep rich golden orange color that quite clear. There is a small one finger head that dissipates quickly with some sticking to the glass. Nice looking beer.

The aroma has juicy orange, orange peel, some grapefruit, and some sweet biscuit malt and honey. There’s some grassiness in there too.

The flavor is pretty close to that. You get an upfront orange and slight grapefruit. There isn’t much sweetness in the malt backbone. A very dank

The finish is quite strong and dry on this one as it slowly just grows and grows and then really gives you a grapefruit peel aftertaste. Just a crisp finish, but very assertive.

The highlight of this beer is the wonderful strong finish, despite being 6.5%. In general, the beer really reminds me of Stone IPA with its color, aroma, hop profile, etc. Just an extremely solid IPA.

Serving type: can

05-14-2013 03:57:42 | More by dar482
Photo of da_beers


3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - light copper, good two fingers of head, great lacing all the way down portraying freshness.
S - grapefruit and pineapple up front. Big sweet smell, slight hops, malt and citrus also preset.
T - nice level of bitterness, hops at the end, very sweet notes throughout, get breast malts and barley as well.
M - smooth but seems light a lighter IPA. It finishes dry and clean, very drinkable.
O - enjoyed this one, can definitley drink multiples without it being overpowering. Nice summer IPA. I would reccomend this one.

Serving type: can

04-06-2013 00:05:40 | More by da_beers
Photo of JMScowcroft


3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Avery Brewing Company - Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - 12fl oz can

Look - Pours slight haze yellow with a tint of copper. Nice full soapy head. Great sticky lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Malty, bready, light citrus (grapefruit) hop overtones here.

Taste - Carbonated malt with a slight hope have and a light, sweet finish. Was expecting a bit more here, a bit low-key.

Mouthfeel - Sticky malts and slight lingering hops. Good drinkability.

Overall - Not bad, not amazing. Smooth and drinkable, but not a hardcore IPA.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 12:12:21 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of mindlucent2007


4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avery IPA pours a light copper color with a slightly hazy body. Incredible lacing rules the glass. Smell is a 5 because the hops are so pungent. Based off of that there is almost no way that there can be a letdown with the taste. As expected there is not. I am really digging the hops blend here and the result is an explosion of flavor. Citrus notes, especially grapefruit are apparent. The chinook hops are more passive here which is fine with me. This one is not offensive at all in terms of mouthfeel and the aftertaste is clean. It leaves you wanting another sip immediately. I'd have to say that this is one of the better IPAs that I have encountered in awhile.

Serving type: can

04-03-2013 02:19:23 | More by mindlucent2007
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New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into glass yeilds a moderate creamy head, dissipates to a thin film on top, leaving tons of lacing, a just slightly hazy light straw color.

Smells of white bread, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine and funk. The taste comes with pineapple and lemon first, then grapefruit, with a nice little hoppy/floral/piney/funk aftertaste, a bready backbone all the way through. Has moderate body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a bit a prickliness.

This IPA is not over the top with aroma/flavor like some, but still a great beer. Very drinkable, great balance and flavor.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 01:16:08 | More by JG-90
Photo of Moose90


4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can Info: "12025B7" Which translates to January 25, 2012, but seeing as how this case was delivered on February 13, 2013, I am hoping that the 12 on the can is supposed to be a 13. Have had this beer before and loved it so not too worried.

A – Light copper color with a fluffy bright white head that leaves sticky lacing.

S – Citrus, grapefruit, and pine. A little metallic. Light crystal malts come through to balance out the big pine notes.

T – Crisp, floral and sweet. Pineapple, mango and big tropical fruit notes here. Light dry pine notes.

M – Light and clean, a little bit of sticky sweetness from the malt bill but there is good balance here.

O – Nice offering from Avery. This particular beer brings some nice tropical notes not found in all IPA's, great pineapple, and mango.

Serving type: can

02-17-2013 08:18:52 | More by Moose90
Photo of rodlavers


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on the 241st day of 2012, so this has a bit of age on it for 6.5% abv IPA, served in a Founders snifter glass.

It pours a hazy pale golden straw yellow, with a billowing white head, plenty of sea-foam lacing and cling as the beer goes down. Looks good enough.

Aroma is perhaps what is effected most by the relative age on this. It's citrusy/grapefruit, with hops, and probably a bit too much malt to make this seem more fresh.

Taste is not as effected, or at least my enjoyment of the beer does not seem to be effected by the age. This tastes good. It's similar to smell but more balanced between grapefruit, hop, and malt. It's sweet and refreshing as well.

Great feel to this, super smooth up front with nice hop profile in aftertaste. Slightly pulpy and crisp.

Overall I do like this. It's not the best IPA I've ever had, but it's definitely worth a try. Refreshing and really drinkable, I could probably have several of these in a day/night and not be disappointed. Cheers.

Serving type: can

02-14-2013 00:55:10 | More by rodlavers
Photo of SerialHiker


3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden yellow…off white head about a finger width thick…(3.5/5)

Smell: Sweet, pale, citrus and piney…some floral notes…very mild aroma, I really have to get my nose down in there to get some smells…more or less a straight up IPA…(3/5)

Taste: A nice mix of floral and citrus hops…lemon, grapefruit, some orange citrus flavors…floral hops are mild, while the bread malt is crisp and subdued…a very straight forward IPA flavor, that’s not overly hoppy, but full on flavor…not crazy bitter, but there is some floral bitterness in the after taste…(3.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light…very little carbonation…it’s sweet with a slight bitter after taste…nothing weighs on the palate, it really does come and go…(3/5)

Overall: While this is a very drinkable beer, there really isn’t too much to it…standard IPA, with a bit of a floral kick, but nothing drastic…it’s not a citrus hop IPA, it’s not a malty IPA, it’s not a floral IPA…it’s just an IPA, which is fine…with that said, though there’s nothing distinctive about this brew, I would drink it again happily because the flavor that it does bring is enjoyable, crisp, refreshing and hoppy…(3/5)

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 01:36:03 | More by SerialHiker
Photo of Weli


3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Hazy gold straw color with thick white head that lingers a long time

S-Super piney hop aroma, dank NW coast hops, hints of malt?

T-Big hit of piney hops up front, rather smooth bitterness, not much bite. Mild malt sweetness, but overall a rather boring grain bill that stays out of the way and allows the hops to shine

M-Not a ton of carbonation, but super thick foam that will not quit. Medium bodied, off dry finish

O-Nice aroma, good flavor hops, but the heavy piney hops clash with the grain bill. A slightly darker beer or maltier grainbill would be nice. With this very light colored and flavored IPA citrusy C hops seem more appropriate. Nice Am IPA

Serving type: can

01-17-2013 01:37:42 | More by Weli
Photo of ZachKelly


4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can. Poured into a pint glass.
This IPA promises on the bottle a very hoppy, with the tag line HOP FREAKS UNITE! I can't say it delivered that to me, but none the less, it is a great beer. It pours a very transparent dark golden color, almost like a pilsner. There is a big white foamy head that is mostly gone after about 5 minutes but it leaves a very nice lacing as you drink it. It is much, much sweeter than most IPA's which is pleasant. The hops are not very bold upfront, masked by the very apparent malts. The mouthfeel is again, much smoother, than your average IPA. It seems more like a stronger, more bitter pilsner.

This is a very, very drinkable beer. I really enjoyed it. It has all the tastes you expect from the hop-filled IPA's but they are toned down. It's a strong beer at 6.5%, but it isn't a heavy beer. It is easy to keep drinking it.

Very different, very good.

Serving type: can

01-13-2013 01:10:25 | More by ZachKelly
Photo of cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HOP FREAKS UNITE!!! This is a lovely hop bomb. A true Yankee IPA. I loved this beer! Hope is there right in your nose as you get the glass to you face taking in that first break in anticipation of the first sip of this beer! Upon first sip you are given a lovely taste balance of hops and malt. The taste of both are not over powering in the least, very smooth. A nice head ring remains around the glass, after taste dissipating within a few minutes. I could kill off an afternoon and an evening with nothing but this in my hand!

Serving type: can

01-01-2013 00:53:50 | More by cattersley
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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