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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

2,215 Ratings

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Ratings: 2215
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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Photo of Fenris244


3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow ambery color almost pumpkin like in hue. Minimal head, thick lace around the glass though

Citrus and hoppy aroma, lemon peel fairly standard ipa aroma

Tastes more citrusy than hoppy at first. The hops come through loud and clear after the initial taste. Sweet malt flavor on the finish, not enough to push the hop bitterness aside though, also leaves a mint like feeling as I exhale after a sip, weird.

Smooth and crisp mouth feel and all and all a very drinkable ipa

Serving type: cask

01-25-2011 01:40:24 | More by Fenris244
Photo of fjordhook


4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this at the saucer in Austin out of a cask. Pours with a golden color, nice fluffy head, and an opaque body. Smell was filled with hops, but wasn't nearly as much as I expected. Taste was also not near as hoppy as I expected, it was very smooth. This was my first beer from a cask, at the bar I got the explanation of what exactly that entails. I couldn't pinpoint exactly what differences there were. My guess is that the hoppiness of the beer was affected because the yeast was still fermentating, which is why it was so smooth.

Serving type: cask

01-31-2010 22:53:02 | More by fjordhook
Photo of glid02


4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask dry-hopped with Chinook poured at the Brick Store.

Pours an opaque copper color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of loads of citrus hops with tropical fruits serving as the background. The dry-hopping did this bad boy well.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The pale malt flavors are quickly overtaken by citrus and heavy tropical fruit flavors. These flavors carry through until the solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my pint quickly and could easily have a few of these.

Overall I haven't had the regular IPA so I can't compare, however if it's anything like the beer I had they're both worth a shot.

Serving type: cask

08-17-2009 02:36:27 | More by glid02
Photo of philipquarles


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask. A dark, slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells very hoppy, though more herbal and floral than bitter. The aromas are actually almost spot-on pot. More malt comes out in the taste, though the herbal hoppiness is still dominant. Surprisingly well balanced and not overly bitter. Pretty standard cask ale body. Nice IPA.

Serving type: cask

04-18-2009 23:35:01 | More by philipquarles
Photo of joshuadlight


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

On cask at the Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth.

This is a awesome IPA. Showed up with a big fluffy white head and coated the glass completely as I drank. Solid IPA characteristics throughout. Citrus and hops. I've never had a cask beer before, but I felt the beer was a little too flat and a little too warm for me to give it an outstanding mouthfeel rating. However, I really enjoyed it and will enjoy more in the future.

Serving type: cask

03-21-2009 02:52:49 | More by joshuadlight
Photo of BeerSox


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask into pint glass. Centennial Hop cask edition (served at Birreria Paridso in D.C.).

Very low carbonation that provides a thin light tan head. When the glass is presented the bubbles are still rising toward the top. Each sip delivers a very concentrated amount of sharp Centennial hops. The hops are also sharp in the aroma. In both the flavor and the aroma, sharp grapefruit is present. The malts give a little bit of a bread-like backbone.

Ever so sippable, it seems like the cask version only amplifies the hops. Recommended.

Serving type: cask

11-22-2008 23:25:40 | More by BeerSox
Photo of cambabeer


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice and smooth with a golden brown, but somewhat lightly yellow body. Lighter color than most ipas in my opinion. Small one finger head and nice lace on the glass.

Not too complex in the nose, nice herbal hops and grapefruitiness to it. A little watery in the smell.

The taste was better than expected, very citrusy (grapefruits), and nice hops with some toasted malt bitterness coming through at the end. Intriguingly creamy?

Big carbonation and very drinkable.
I drink a lot of ipas, and this is somehow different, but hard to put my finger on how. Not the greatest brew ever, but good for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:53:57 | More by cambabeer
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine one finger ivory head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, citrus hops, light orange family citrus. Flavor is rich caramel and bready malt, resiny pine and citrus hops, nice lingering pine and mildly citrus hop bitterness. Medium body with a a light creaminess. A quite nicely balanced and smooth IPA. Nice hop bill with more pine influence but good citrus too. Great tasting malt support body. This may be an older bottle, not confident about the store I bought it from; kudos for the healthy hop flavor is has been sitting for a while. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 19:06:36 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of THE-DUDE


3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It appears this brew has been around for quite a while, but this is the first I have found it in my market. Having lived in Ft. Collins many years ago, I was really excited to try this Avery. However, I am quite underwhelmed. The aroma is bready, slightly floral, with a bit of orange and pine. For an IPA it is more sweet than I had expected. The finish is very sharp, more so than I am used to, but not in a good way. I doubt I will be purchasing this one again. I give it a rank of around 40 in my top 50 IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:09:23 | More by THE-DUDE
Photo of heygeebee


3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5


Briefly.... all to style, but to note... fabulous spotty lace after head fades. Sweeter taste than usual for IPA, with almost glace orange candy notes. Mouthfeel is a worry, almost watery which is unusal at this ABV.

Otherwise good solid drinking, if unremarkable. Age is of course the unknown and concern.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 08:04:29 | More by heygeebee
Photo of denver10


3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gonna give this review a total make-over. Been a while since I last tried this but revisited it tonight. New ratings reflect my updated thoughts.

Pours a golden caramel with a nice white head. Aroma is quite bready, floral, even a little herbal and earthy. A touch of candy orange comes out the deeper I search for it. Flavor follows suit. Crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, wanted to like it more than I did. Not bad, like I used to think, but not really my favorite. Living in a market where I can always grab an Odell IPA, I can't see myself drinking this that often.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:36:25 | More by denver10
Photo of 1sophrosyne1


4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap in an airport bar in Denver over 35 minutes, with and without an ahi Asian salad.

Pours a nice bright amber with a touch of haze. The egg-shell head is thin and falls fast, but lacing is resilient.

The nose is floral and sprinkled with grapefruit and the tar side of blood oranges. Not much hoppiness and no dank notes, but there is a clean breeze in its simple bouquet. Hints of lavender and honeysuckle draw me in.

The very beginning is a malty sweetness that makes it easy to gulp. Quickly, the citrus takes center stage with a bright and refreshing blend into the herbs and flowers from the nose. It's not wildly complex, but simply tasty, and very versatile. It ends bitter and leaves a roast aftertaste that blends well with foods, in addition to encouraging bigger gulps. There's a boozy edge, too, and the ethanol content is sneaky...

It's got a tall, thin posture on the tongue with added buzz of ample carbonation. But although there's not much heft, it's rightly matched to the flavor profile. I wished for some more oily length, but until the booze piles up, I find I can simply reach for the glass more frequently.

While it's not wildly complex, this brew is well-assembled and far from uninteresting. It's not only very drinkable on its own, but loves food--light, spicy, bready, and cheesy. I'd buy this one to sit alongside fun cooking ventures at home, for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 20:34:07 | More by 1sophrosyne1
Photo of barczar


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

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy, dense cream head that lingers.

Resin, citrus, pine, and earthy hops dominate the aroma. There's a fairly strong toasted malt presence, along with a slight sweetness.

Grapefruit and pine underlie a strong toasted malt backbone, finishing slightly bitter and very floral. Resin is present throughout.

Body is moderate, as is carbonation. There's slight alcohol warmth.

More malt than expected, which is favorable to me. Not the most complex hop character, but it hits a few notes. Bitterness is relatively tame.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 20:29:05 | More by barczar
Photo of Ri0


3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 1/29/14.

A - Hazy orangish color with 1 finger white head. Shorter retention and small spotty lacing.

S - Aggressive pine aroma from NW coast hops and some dankness. Sweet caramel malts.

T - Initial piney hops up front, rather smooth bitterness, not much bite. Mild caramel malt sweetness. Finish is mostly bitter. Balanced and tasty, but not ground breaking.

M - Some carbonation with a medium body that is oily and slick.

O - Nice IPA that is somewhat normal today. If this was the IPA on tap I would certainly order it. No need to revisit in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 23:07:57 | More by Ri0
Photo of moneyturtle


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 nickapalooza86


4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just showed up in Wisconsin so I thought I would give it a shot and buy a 6, looks like it was bottled in late January.

Pours a clear copper, I assume this is filtered based on how crazy clear it is, half finger of white head, leaving spotty lacing.

Smell is pine, bready and biscuit malt, caramel, herbal hop, some grapefruit comes through

Taste is heavy pine, nice bready and bicuity malt, caramel and toffee, grapefruit bitterness, a few other citrus notes come through mainly lemon and orange, finishes off with piney bitterness and a doughy malt.

Mouthfeel is medium, heavy carbonation, pretty dry.

Really well crafted beer here, it reminds me of DFH 90 min just a smaller version of that (never had 60min so cant compare to that)

A lot heavier on the pine then the citrus and tropical hops. It is extremely well put together, and well I can pretty much assure you that you have tasted this one before regardless of you have had it or not. But never the less a decent beer that I will enjoy from time to time! Hope the cans hit this area, I could see my self picking this up more in cans for the beach or something.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 19:44:56 | More by nickapalooza86
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 LamboBrewpants


4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty solid india pale ale. It's Quite bitter with piney, and citrusy tastes which jump off your tongue as soon as it hits your taste buds. Its definitely up there on the IBU scale and I'm no expert in beer tastes, but I recommend it if you enjoy piney IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:47:44 | More by LamboBrewpants
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
Photo of Bouleboubier


4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: hazy gold liquid... huge sudsy off-white head - 1/4" cap till end, good bit of lace (even on a less-than-beer-clean glass.... unfiltered and just lovely

S: resiny hops - lots of hops.... toasted cereal/grain... baked pineapple, grapefruit, tropical undertones, honey, crust of fresh-baked bread.... bold and beautiful, absolutely mouth-watering.... a scent I dream of

T: super-smooth blend of pale malt and hops up front, finishing with a floral, mellow citrus bitterness and alcohol warmth.... shortbread late in aftertaste.... the taste doesn't explode quite as much as the aromas suggest.... bold and refined, nonetheless

M: cottony-soft and feathery-light - like drinking a liquid wool blanket... citrus oil, silky-nectary... wow! perfect, ideal

O: this is the kind of IPA I long for.... reminds me a bit of Victory Hop Wallop (with less alcohol) or maybe Union Jack... stellar and quaffable

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 20:24:33 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of FLima


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

Amber orange color with a thick bright and thick head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of grapefruit, caramel and toasted malts, just a bit of pine, oranges, some mango, sweet flowers and bread. It was initially very present and then faded away.
Nice bitter flavor, its 69 IBUs are definitely felt, not enough to make me sneeze though. Notes of grapefruit, American yeast, pepper, salt, caramel and toasted malts, pine and mango. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation, slightly acid. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is well hidden.
Good and solid IPA. I liked the profile of this brew, pleasant citrus acidity with a bold bitterness, and still with high drinkability and well balanced. Though, it did not take any “wow” from me, well it is a balance brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:28:53 | More by FLima


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 reebtaerG


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

Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a pint glass

A-pours a pale orange color with a one finger white head. Great lacing

S-great aromas of spice, citrus fruits, and light sweet malts

T-taste is very similar to the aromas

M-medium carbonation well balance of hops and malt slick to the tongue

O-overall an above average IPA very drinkable again and again....

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2014 01:56:54 | More by reebtaerG
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
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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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