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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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very good

2,601 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,601
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 159 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely clear golden/light amber color, decent 1 finger head.

Aroma is just a bit above average for an IPA, less than I expected. Citrus and pine and a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is sharp, very small bubbles, good carbonation, burns my tongue a bit though. On the thin side.

Taste is also a bit thin for an IPA. There's a good amount of bitterness and meets expectations, but the malt it a little thin. A lot of resin flavor. When it warmed there was maybe a bit of tropical fruit.

My overall feeling is that this beer has been over-filtered and under-dry-hopped. To get a beer as clear as they have, you really have to be careful and know what you're doing to not lose all the important hop aroma and flavor that really make a contemporary American IPA. I'm guessing this is why it's so crystal clear but underwhelming in terms of hoppy flavor and aroma. There's quite a few breweries doing amazing stuff in this category and I don't think this one stands out in todays crowded IPA scene. It's a bit above average, but I've had lots of better ones.

taulpepper, Dec 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ATMinBoulder, Dec 08, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Gave it a vigorous pour into a Samuel Adams pint glass. The frothy, milky head started at about an inch then slipped down to a healthy skim. This brew is just a wee bit darker than your average lager and a shade bit lighter gold then your average IPA.

It's smelling all earthy, fruity, and floral all mixed with your customary pine and caramel notes.

The taste starts off with a nice bitter kick in the chops followed by an subtle, almost not there, malt sweetness. Not enough balance.

The mouthfeel hits it just right. Perfect carbonation. Lots of fizz, snap, crackle, and pop.

godlessape, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

bradcochran1234, Dec 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first brew from Avery. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into snifter.

One finger thick white head with good stand. Excellent lacing. Some bubbles. Golden color with a slight haze.

Nose is floral and citrus with a good malt backbone. Just enough strength, not so overpowering or inviting. Some piney and herbal aroma is evident as well.

Taste is a bitter sweet symphony, that is just right. Hops enter the mouth and end the taste as well. However malt balances it all very well. Slightly chewy and bready sweet malts with citrus piney hops provide a nice taste. Finish is bitter dry and aftertaste is that of slight hop derived bitterness.

Mouth feel: Medium bodied feel with some oily character. Moderate to low carbonation and very light hop derived astringency which is below normal for an American IPA.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 4

Nothing stands out in this one but still very drinkable and enjoyable.

AmitC, Dec 03, 2012
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,601 ratings.