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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

2,793 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,793
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 51
Gots: 237 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
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Ratings: 2,793 | Reviews: 1,172
Photo of Dodo2step
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- AOH

A- a small hazy light apricot color. Not much head if any and no lacing on the pint.

S- apricot, orange peel, and pine hops. No malts and def hoppy-like IPA nose.

T- citrus and pine hops hit the palate and it is nice a combination. One does not overpower the other which makes it a good IPA.

M- hoppy and dry. nice bitterness here and it is light medium bodied beer.

D- If you have read my reviews before i am not a huge IPA fan but this is a nice one. I would say a top 7 IPA. I only drink the good IPA's a second time. i would buy a sixer anytime.

Photo of dhowe
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Appropriately carbonated, nice head, lighter than some IPA's, very clear.

Smell - Good Smell

Taste - Something different here - not sure if yeast/hop selection but... good

Mouthfeel - Typical

Drinkability - Could session...

Interested to find out more about this brewery and other beers they make that I have access too...

Photo of Fenris244
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A golden amber color. Great head retention and lace on the glass. Impressive.

S - Very hoppy, as expected. But sweet aromas. Maybe hints of citrus.

T - Excellent. This has more of the piney bitter hops taste. Grapefruit

M - Well carbonated and packs a punch. Very nice.

D - Very high. Excellent American IPA. Very good, will be drinking this again soon. Maybe right now.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly transitioned into a thin film followed by lacy patterns of bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose as well as some hints of pine resin.
T: Like the smell, citrus flavors dominate the overall taste, which has a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable.

Photo of daveytheformer
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic Firestone Walker pint glass.

Pours a light hazy golden orange. Has a nice thin foamy head.

Smells like pine and citrus. Mild hoppy aroma as well.

Tastes crisp and a little bitter with notes of bitter and fruity hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin with great carbonation and a pleasant bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall a very good go to IPA. Very good and just hoppy enough to keep you coming back for more, certainly for the price.

Photo of elgiacomo
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz canned Dec 28, 2010. Quite fresh.

Pours crystal clear yellow/gold/light amber with a two finger white head that holds a good cap and leaves plentiful rings and webs of lacing.

Aroma is pine, citrus, floral hops, orange, just a touch dank. Good strength.

Flavor is pine and resinous hops, some citrus rind, caramel malt in the middle, finishes with good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium to high carbonation.

Avoided Avery IPA in the past as there weren't bottle dates and it was generally a slow mover. Had to jump on the fresh arrival of the new cans and I must say I'm quite impressed. Also props to Avery for putting a date code on the bottom of the cans! I'll be back!

Photo of BB1313
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a nice transparent golden w/ a nice white head and decent lacing. Great hoppy aromas! I'm picking up alot of grapefruit and citrus. Tastes fruity and juicy with a piney aftertaste, slightly dry; nice balance. Nice mouthfeel, smooth and nicely carbonated; medium-bodied. Drinkability is great, very easy to drink, extremely smooth.

Overall this one stands out because it's so easy to drink. Great IPA from Avery!

Photo of HOPPYKC
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. No bottled on or BB date.

Initially this pour left me a nice light orange to light gold colored ale with a solid inch of white think bubbly head. Opaque, so very hard to see through.

The smell is very fruity. I get grapefruit, orange, and lemon. All spiced with grain and hops.

The taste is great. I really like this ale. This is one of my top few that i could drink day to day without any problem. Lots of hops and citrus finish. Clean and dry with a bitter beginning and end.

The M&D are great as well. Very easy to drink and slightly thick, which makes it great to drink. Avery keep it up!!

Photo of Rhynes2
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great hop taste to it. Very crisp and clean yet well balanced. Pours a light color with a quickly disappearing head. not much for lacing though. Some slight citrus notes but not overpowering like many other IPA's out there. The brewery boast that it's a beer brewed for hop heads by hop heads. While it is a very hop centered beer it's very well balanced as I said before. Not too overpowering. I probably wont be buying this one again though because i do prefer the overpowering hop flavor but this is definitely a good beer for those looking to get into hop heavy brews.

Photo of 2xHops
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance looks good with typical color you will see in an IPA. The only thing that I wasn't sure about was the carbonation. It's my understanding IPAs generally need to be drunk as quickly as possible off the shelf. The head wasn't substantial, but hey, I probably didn't pour it properly.

I can't smell crap, but that's me. So, I can't attempt to espouse on this.

Taste - It fits the traditional off-the-shelf IPA that everyone should expect to have. The hops definitely comes alive, and it's plainly there.

Mouthfeel - Feels ever so slightly flat for me as opposed to some other IPAs I have drank. However, it's still good and drinkable, so I wouldn't knock on this too much.

It's definitely drinkable, but I usually like Imperial IPAs or those Double IPAs better. I know a lot of my friends don't like IPAs, so I don't think, for these people, this is drinkable.

Photo of dcsoke
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Light amber in color with good head retention and clear beer.

S - Smells of floral hoppiness is great, very inviting beer.

T - Great IPA, good citrus and piney notes, and the bitterness is very well balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is decent, this definitely has a light body with a somewhat dry finish.

D - Easy going down, I could have a few of these without being overwhelmed. Then again that in and of itself states this isn't the greatest IPA I've had. Sometimes IPA's should be more memorable.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tannish orange. Pretty clear. Lacing is thin. Head is pretty decent and leaves a lasting sheen.

Smell is earthy hops and pine-cone grapefruits with a touch of apple juice. Typically IPA but smells pretty nice.

T/M: Good and piney. Plenty of lemon and grapefruit. Sweet fruit is light. Lots of hops with a good hoppy bite to it. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Quite a nice IPA.

Pretty easy to drink. Leaves me wanting another to be sure.

Photo of patriot76
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Copper in color, nice head about an inch think which retains. Very nice lacing throughout.

S- Floral aroma all around with hints of citrus and lemongrass, maybe even a little grapefruit and lots of hops.

T- Starts off slow and is a bit subdued, then finishes very strong with hops and more hops. It ends with bitterness that lingers. Not much going on besides the hops. A bit short on overall taste. Finishes tart, like a grapefruit.

M- Strong hop flavor immediately to the back of the palate, then smoothes to the middle, then ends strong on the back of the palate again. Very dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

D- I would have to say that this is in the class of IPA where one is enough. It is pleasant at first, but you know by the end your going to have had enough. Overall an average IPA that for me the hops dominated a bit too much.

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a orange/golden color with one finger of fluffy white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and light pine hops. Pleasant but not overally hoppy.

t - Tastes of grapefruit and citrus hops up front, with some definite bitterness. Also some fruity malts, pine, light spice, and light floral notes. More pine than the smell.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, bitter up front.

d - A pretty good IPA from Avery. The taste is a bit bitter and I prefer Maharaja (even though that's a DIPA), but would drink this again. Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice creamy white head, very good head retention. Nice foam rings around the glass. The IPA is slightly hazy and has a apricot color. You get an average dose of hops that gives way to a slight note of citrus and finishes with a hoppy after taste. I would say this is a very average IPA. Not disappointed but not overly impressed. Prost!

Photo of letsgopens
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at MadMex on Mcknight Rd. This old standby IPA shows a clear golden, apricot colored body with yellow highlights. Frothy, creamy, snow-white head fades to a sticky veil of lace.

Bright, citrusy hops slaps you right upfront. Grapefruit and pine. Rather dim beyond that but comes up as it warms. Slight hint of booze and pepper lemon zest.

Well balanced and appetizing. A good malty, slightly sweet and toasty but still light, backbone bridges to the ligering hop bitterness. Citrus and resinus, piney hops. Dry toastiness but still some lush malt in the finish. Lemon and peppery greens. Booze is present along with the lingering bitterness.

Crisp initially then fades to a layered, matted mouthfeel. Warm and semidry. Relatively low to medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Well constructed and balanced but not a huge standout. A solid selection to be sure.

Photo of foureyedgeek
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into vintage Red Star pint glass.

Pours golden straw yellow with a white head and nice lacing.

Smell is super citrusy hops, grassy and lush.

Taste is much the same, this is a delicious full-on hopalicious IPA, the flavors bordering on the precipice of DIPAdom. Very tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little dry, a little prickly.

Drinkability is good, this definitely is close to being a session IPA.

Photo of Hopalong29
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Semi cloud not clear golden, wife said it looks like piss (she's funny)Light carbonation, minimal lacing from a footed 1-pint Pilsner glass.

S: Nothing overwhelming here. Light hoppy, minimal citrus

T: Nice light hoppy, light citrus

M: No bitter after taste

D: Would definately do again

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a light amber color, in between yellow and orange. Head is good. Laces well and everything. Quite transparent.

S-Hoppy. Pine and citrus. Maltiness is there as well. Typical IPA in the nose.

T-Quite bitter. Pine/grapefruit medley. More dynamic than the nose in my opinion. This beer is spicy and dry. Not very malty but still detectable.

M-Lighter bodied. Well carbonated. Finishes quite dry.

D-Easy to drink but I'm not dying to have another one.
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Re-tried some time later from the can. I now appreciate this IPA much more. I find it to be mellow enough to drink several, yet flavorful enough to keep me interested. The canned version seemed to please me more. One of the better canned IPAs I can easily obtain. Would like if it was a dollar or two cheaper, but this is a pretty sweet brew.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surprised to see Avery canning...more power to 'em, cans rule.

Strong appearance with a snow-white head, which retains well, sitting on top of a sunny rust-orange color. Thick, clingy lace streaks and lots of them.

Big citrusy aroma, all kinds of grapefruit and every part of it, flesh and rind. Orange too, even some peach and lemon. Yep, it's a total citrus bomb, but tempered just enough by some herbal tea notes.

Wow...the flavor is one for the "hop freaks" that Avery clearly brewed this for (the can proclaims "Hop Freaks Unite!"). While it carries the great citrus wallop of the aroma, it never spins out of control. There's all kinds of intensities happening thanks to the hops: spiky citrus rind bitterness, juicy orange sweetness, spicy mango, marmalade/resin stickiness...and a smidgen of toffee and herbal tea to make sure the boat doesn't totally tip over.

Smooth and just a bit creamy, with just enough carbonation tingle to make the hops sizzle that much brighter.

This is an utterly fantastic, accessible, drinkable IPA. Liquid adult candy. Excellent.

Photo of cdizinno
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. bottle with a "new" label different from the picture.

A: Slightly hazy golden amber. Decent 1 finger, light, off-white colored head. Minimal lacing.

S: Mostly bready with a mild background of citrus and pine.

T&M: Slightly better hop character than the nose. Citrus, pine, and earthy hops that is well-balanced with the caramel base malts. Semi-dry finish on a light to medium bodied ale.

Goes down very easy but not the most exciting IPA around. Typical good quality from Avery. Maybe it's the new label, but they may have changed the recipe on this. I thought it was better before, but way too long ago for me to confirm.

Photo of Xul
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfectly translucent golden with light amber highlights, capped by two fingers of rocky, eggshell colored head. Retention is good as it settles slowly, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S: Blend of citrus and pine up front with grapefruit and tangerine evident, followed by a light caramel base. Nose is subdued.

T: Better defined hop profile than the nose, with a mix of citrus, pine, and earthy hops. Caramel base comes in on the backend, leading to a finish with both caramel and pine.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, feels light on the tongue.

D: Goes down very easy but not the most exciting IPA around.

Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier 2xIPA glass. it poured a clear golden color with a inch of white foam covering the top of the beer. Pretty good head retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a nice bright citrusy and fruity flavor to it. Grapefruit is the most dominant wit ha bit of mango and pineapple to it as well.

The taste shows a lot of pine and bitter grapefruit throughout the flavor. As it finishes I get a little of the tropical fruit like flavors to it. A little sweetness is there in the finish too helping smooth it out a bit. The pine and grapefruit linger for a bit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it was a very nice drinking IPA overall. I particularly liked the little bit of tropical, pineapple, mango flavors I got out of it and would have liked even more. It had a very nice hoppiness to it though and I enjoyed it very much. Very solid beer overall.

Photo of mjurney
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Bright golden-orange color, hazy. Some carbonation. Beautiful rocky head, white color. Lacing is awesome on the glass.

Aroma:
Very piney in the nose, citrus, sweet malts.

Taste & Mouthfeel:
Piney-citrus hops, grapefruity, slight herbal. Sweet malts to balance it. I could detect some slight raw honey and tropical fruit in the middle. Light-medium bodied.

Finish & Aftertaste:
Very crisp finish. Bitter-sweet citrus aftertaste that lingers very well.

Overall Impressions:
Very original for it style. Well balance IPA.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,793 ratings.