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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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2,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 25
Gots: 92 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a finger of white creamy head that dissolves into a fine layer around the glass. The Aroma has piney/grassy hops and some grapefruit. The flavor has a biting piney bitterness upfront with caramel malt down the stretch and ends up with a sweet bitterness. Its a medium bodied beer that a lightly carbonated. Its a nice change of pace from the typical NW citrus hop bombs but that doesn't mean I'd reach for it every time I saw it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 01:29:19 | More by DiabolikDUB
Photo of Jmoore50


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good brew from a great state.

I believe this is my first reviewed brew from Avery. I have another one in the fridge, this one looked better at the time. The appearance is nice, has a cloudy non-transparent theme happening that I like to see with my IPA's. Came with a nice finger sticky head, disappeared though, with just little lacing around the glass.

The smell was okay-good. I like aromatic brews, that just are overwhelming. This smelled like malt, then a little bitter hop at the end. It also smelled of a slight stale metal, dont know.

The taste is good. I believe this would be a nice sessionable brew. It has a good mouthfeel with it. It has a grassy hop taste that spreads well on the tongue. It hits all over the mouth, and goes down very well. I also get a slight vanilla aftertaste on the tongue.

Overall a good brew. Unfortunately there are better IPA's out there, so this one might be overlooked next time I go to the store. Overall a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 21:07:51 | More by Jmoore50
Photo of babaracas


3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber with clumpy offwhite head. Smell: feeling let down here, sweet caramel with whiffs of earthy and floral hops, ever so slight pine and candied citrus. Taste: lots of hops, floral, earthy, white grapefruit, medicinal in the finish. Sweet biscuity, caramel malt flavors in the background. This is almost really good, I'm thinking a little bit fresher might push it over the top. Will revisit.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 03:08:26 | More by babaracas
Photo of GarrisWH


3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color with about one finger of head. Good retention and leaves decent lacing on the glass.

S - Floral hoppiness with some hints of pine and citrus. Slight fruitiness in the background as well.

T - Piney, resinous, somewhat bitter hoppiness dominates the flavor. Light floral, citrus flavors in the background. Very slight sweet maltiness in there as well, but leans heavily toward the bitter hops flavors.

M - Kind of in between the light and medium bodied feel with fairly heavy carbonation. Perhaps a bit overdone on the carbonation.

D - Overall, quite drinkable and refreshing. Pretty nice hop profile and not too sweet. I could definitely see myself drinking this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 03:03:38 | More by GarrisWH
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dad brought a six-pack of these over during the move. Pours an amber color with a decent head. Smell is slightly citrusy and hoppy. Taste is hoppy, citrusy, bready and only slightly alcoholic. Moderate carbonation in the mouth. Very good drinkability and a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 01:17:45 | More by jdubjacket
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District of Columbia

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy, orange-yellow color with some active carbonation and sedimentation. The slightly off-white head is dense, creamy, and somewhat rocky. Retention is nice, with some very good lacing.

S: Mild biscuity malt aroma. Hops are citrusy and floral, mostly suggesting grapefruit and orange zest. Some faint pine resin is also detectable.

T: A standard dose of pale malt flavor up front, providing a biscuity taste. Hop flavors consist of orange oil, grapefruit pith, and floral bitterness, with hints of pine. A crest of bitterness surges into the background.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel. Creamy carbonation, with some dryness into the finish.

D: A very nice IPA - not an overloaded hop bomb, but still quite robust in its own right. A nice interplay of hop flavors and an appealing mouthfeel make this a very tasty beer from Avery.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 02:22:30 | More by Clydesdale
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3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a bright, clear pale golden color with one finger of rocky head that sticks around for a good while. Lacing forms on the upper parts of the glass.

Smell is of pungent, piney hops, and not much else. A slight buttery-bread undertone comes through afterwards, but the wet grass hop smell is dominate. Maybe a little skunky, too.

Taste is full of resiny, piney, and earthy hop characteristics up front, with only a slight bit of balance from the malt. A slight alcoholic burn comes through in the end, adding a slight punch. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated and medium bodied, but there is not a clean finish (as to be expected with most hoppy IPA's).

I have no qualms with painfully bitter hop bombs, but without balance the beer suffers and becomes bland and boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 00:02:02 | More by dukew456
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: my glass was brought to life by a radiating yellow and light gold color with a slight haze. Seems thin in the glass with watery edges. The fuzzy layer on top is bright white and bubbly. Uneven strings of lacing in horizontal and vertical fashion in a very good manner

S: light grassy and floral pine whiffs up front with a squeeze or two of citrus and lemons. Very light nose of toasted biscuit malts, if at all. On the timid side in the nose

T: the taste has a good bitter character that lacks some defining characters. It tastes of lemons and grasses then advancements toward bitter grapefruit crusted with pine needles beating up the tongue. Not very complex nor is it very sweet. What sweetness I gather is in line with honey and caramel flavors. It is rather clean overall and aims to please

M: light to medium body with plenty of zip. Things move well on the tongue and down the hatch

D: not a bad brew, I will reach for other IPA's next time. However, I will keep Avery IPA within reach. This one is a straight shooter

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 18:50:52 | More by Magpie14
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4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased out of curiosity. I've had just about all of Avery's year round product line before, but i was relatively new to the craft beer world at the time i tried most of them. As time went on i tried the majority of Avery's other products, including seasonal and imperials. My palate matured, and my awareness of the craft beer world evolved. I have been reading the reviews of their year round brews and they are quite respectable. So, i figured i would give Avery the respect it deserves, and reassess the Avery line-up.

Okay, here's the actual review. I purchased this sixer along with a sixer of Two-Hearted at Publix. Nine and ten dollars, respectively.

Appearance is very light gold in hue, almost the same color as Anchor's Liberty ale. Giant bubbles comprise the single-finger head. Not much lacing, but does leave a spattering of bubbles in it's wake.

Smell great. Citrus notes dominate. Very juicy, makes my mouth water.

Tastes much the same. Juicy bitter hops. Orange citrus taste. Not malty at all. This is a playful, hoppy, thirst busting IPA. I had it with the Two-Hearted, and they reminded me of one another.

Mouthfeel is exactly what you would expect from a solid IPA. Zingy and refreshing.

Drinkability is phenomenal. An IPA for the ages. Who says IPAs have to be balanced to be great? Buy as many as you can drink. A wonderful beer, maybe a new staple in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 01:46:51 | More by JAA
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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, poured in the yeasty bits so a bit cloudy at first. Bubbly, about 1/2 inch of white, foamy head. Citrusy, smells like the woods...piney. Taste is citrusy, bitter, dry. Leaves very nice lacing on the glass. Light mouthfeel, very drinkable. Not as fruity as I like my IPAs but overall, pretty good, will definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 18:36:56 | More by MattsLilBeerLuvr
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New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant light orange with a rocky, pillowy head.

The nose is hoppy with some malts and a touch of yeast.

Extremely smooth. Malts upfront are overcome by pine and citrus hops. A slight astringency on the finish. Crisp, drying, and light bodied.

Balanced but leaning to the hops, this is an exceptionally drinkable ale. Not exceptionally interesting, but very, very solid.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 17:11:43 | More by IMincedTheKing
Photo of zoso1967


4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very Pale amber color with white pillowy head. This beer has great head retention. Smells of citrus with slight whiffs of malt underneath as well as piney notes. Taste is very well balanced. Citrusy and piney Pacific Northwest hops mingle with just enough malt and a nice amount of alcoholic warmth. Seems to have some toasty undertones as well. Very smooth for an American IPA with a subtle dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fuller than I expected, yet still wonderfully drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 22:52:41 | More by zoso1967
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North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass. wow! this beer is extremely clear and light looking. wasn't expecting that! gorgeous white head that laces awesome. beautiful beer for sure.

getting a bit of everything with the aroma of this beer. i can't pick anything out that dominates at all. floral, citrus, pine, fruity...no malt but who cares, its an IPA.

tastes just as it smells. awesome. very balanced (with different hops) pretty darn bitter too.

high carbonation is the only downfall i can find in this beer. but maybe it wouldn't look so good without it?

drinkable beer but if i had a few of these i'd be burping all night long.

very good beer. definitely worth trying if you like IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 20:38:28 | More by Bartrob6
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2.28/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The foam was light yellow wheat, smooth, puffy and lacey. The color was simply gold. The smell was of a wheaty aroma, fruity, hopy and bitter. The taste was very bitter with a hippy overtone and a small fruity undertone. Mouthfeel - heavy bitterness, light to medium-bodied. Drinkability - the bitterness was too dominate to taste the other ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 22:49:28 | More by Monsteruss
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an unusually cloudy pale orange color with a one finger large bubbly head. A ton of carbonation, lets off an exceptional citrus forward sweetness that I really enjoy. Surprisingly malty with a caramel toffee front and a really good, lightly bitter, bubbly hop infused finish. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and noticeably coating. Drinkability is off the charts, not the slightest alcohol bite and nowhere near overly hoppy. Hop heads may not agree but this is a very enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 04:20:25 | More by BDLbrewster
Photo of Cheers


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

A = Light yellow honey with a thick white head that was present until the beer was gone.

S = Strong hoppy aroma with a slight hint of citrus. No malt to speak of.

T = A hop-head's dream!! An excellent array of hope flavors (and aromas) arise from this brew. From spicy notes to a nice bitter finnish they are all there. This IPA does not just throw hops at you, but rather presents you with the various flavors they have to offer.

M = Crisp and bold.

D = Very drinkable. The hops don't weigh on you after one or two making this a great session IPA. Avery got this one right.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 02:37:02 | More by Cheers
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cracked a 12'r after a bunch of yard work. This IPA pours more like a pale ale than an IPA - a bit on the yellow side. Head is about a finger thick in my pils glass and it leave a bit of stringy lacing as it recedes. Taste is good, malts a re bit more present that I prefer, but the acidic and somewhat grapefruit-like hop aromas and bitter background do temper the malts. There are some other earlthy/grassy flavors going on also. Nose could be a bit more aromatic, but then again, I've been off calibration from all the hopped up imperial IPA I've consumed. This is a really easy drinking IPA, has a great mouth feel and a good reward for a hard days work.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 23:13:13 | More by SickBrew
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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light amber golden color with a nice finger of white head that lasted throughout much of the drink.

Smelled of malts and hops, nothing really outstanding but they were both present.

Bitter up front, the malts coming in to balance it shortly after. The hops were very dry, no real citrus scent to it.

Not a bad IPA, I've had better and I've had worse.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2009 05:06:17 | More by donteatpoop
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly straw like appearance, with good head retention
Smells of nice piney hops
Tastes good, from what I remember. Light mouthfeel and very smooth.

Some hoppiness in there too. Overall a very nice IPA, and quite potent for just a regualr IPA

A very nice beer overall

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 16:15:07 | More by Chelsea1905
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slighlty hazy gold. Pretty straight forward looking, nothing extremely intriguing. Lacing sticks nicely.

S- I'm really not getting a whole lot. It's like a malt with hop undertones. A little floral.

T- It's well done. A malty bouquet with a bite. Maybe faint fruit, but more of a floral nature to it.

M- Medium, fluffy, and a little dry. Pretty interesting.

D- I'd have another, but there's a lot of other IPA's I'd rather keep stocked.

It seems like this brew has all the right elements, but not the right execution of them. It has balance, it has character, and it has the right ingredients, but the real punch seems to be missing, which is pretty crucial to any IPA, even for non hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 01:07:37 | More by mafiasentinel21
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sight: Poured a pretty solid creamy head. Over two fingers. Body is a nice gold amber color. Nice lacing on the walls.

Smell: Definite hop presence in the nose as well as floral and maybe a hint of cucumber. Slight malt as well.

Taste: Bitter up front but very clean and balanced. Almost reminiscent of an English cream ale for some reason in the middle. Has a very long lasting malt finish. Flavors present are grapefruit, something floral, and maybe some pine.

Feel: A light body IPA for sure. Good crisp experience.

Drink: A good IPA. Something to be savored and not consumed by quantity, but not many IPAs are. Gets better as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 23:42:00 | More by elliot23
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a white head. Smell is citrus/hops/grapefruit Taste is good, better then others, but nothing too special. Citrus, hops, and floral on the palate. Mouthfeel is lighter but exactly what to exect from an IPA. I would drink this beer again, and will do so!

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2009 01:06:11 | More by Sean9689
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This struck me as a run of the mill, quality IPA. It's definitely a good beer, but it didn't have any extraordinary qualities. It's a nice looking beer, slightly hazy, golden hue. The smell is pretty exactly what you'd expect from an IPA, Citric, piny hops with a malt undertone. Taste is the same. Very nice hoppy tartness with a bitter element on the finish. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 04:23:25 | More by Beernoisseur
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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It's a light orange color with a touch of gold to it. The head was off-white, about one-finger thick. There is also a good amount of lacing.

S- Floral, citruses and hops.

T- I pick up the hops right away. They are floral with some pines and citruses, mostly grapefruit. It leaves a nice bitter taste. I would have liked a little more malt in there, but it's a very solid representation of the style.

M- Somewhat oily, leaving a nice coating on the mouth.

D- This is a very drinkable IPA. It has a good amount of hops and bitterness, enough for a hophead to enjoy. Still, it isn't overwhelming and I could easily down a few of these. A very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 01:54:06 | More by mizzourah
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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
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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