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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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2,428 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,428
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 27
Gots: 103 | 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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Photo of AndoBrew


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

*I liked it would not buy again*

Appearance: Very pleasing to the eye, crisp clear clean amber honey color, nice white head. This beer was ment for the runway.

Smell: Had a mild floral aroma, with a pinch of a buttery carmel thing in there and a small small spice behinde it.

Taste: For an IPA seems mild on the hops, not always a bad thing. Very smooth for its class.... Nice balance between the light chewy butterscotch flavor with a mild yet intresting hop finish (the finish got better in the terms of complexity as a drank more, up front it was a tid un intresting)..

Mouthfeel: Avg. Nothing wrong with it I suppose, maybe a tad oily.

Drinkability: Indeed! With just a bit of cheese I could drink 3!

Notes: Like the flavors that are present, might just make them a tad more present. Good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 23:48:01 | More by AndoBrew
Photo of wingnutter


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and foamy. Looks crisp.

Smell: Hoppy, citrusy.

Taste: Really hoppy, citrusy. Light and crisp. A little more sweetness than I remember when I first tried this beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, well carbonated. Goes down easy.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Recommend you give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 05:02:58 | More by wingnutter
Photo of smcolw


3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold in color, fairly cloudy. Thin head but very nice lace.

Fresh mowed grass was the first aroma impression I had. Hop aromas come through at the very end.

Strong bitterness up front. It fades nicely to provide a nice malt-hop blend. The swallow provides more hop punch. The carbonation is slightly high; the body is in the moderate range.

A pleasurable IPA. Worthy of purchasing a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 17:53:56 | More by smcolw
Photo of sopor


3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale amber with a finger and a half of uneven creamy head sticking to the sides of the glass. Citrusy herbal hop nose witha hint of summer grass, not freshly mown. Malts are very light and bready, overlaid by assertively resinous and herbal hops. Perhaps a little more balance, a little more matl and a hint fo sweeteness would really aid this. The hops DO NO need to be subdued, but a little more malt backbone to support them would be nice. Moderately light body and light carbonation. Just some more malt would make this pick up a whole point on drinkability!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 16:08:57 | More by sopor
Photo of ChainGangGuy


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

Appearance: Pours an oh-so clear golden hue with a splash of orange that looks reminiscent of apple juice. The last couple of weeks have been nothing but stouts and porters for me, so it's refreshing to see some sharp, crystal clear colors for a change. White foamy head, but it's dieing fast! Some great lacing throughout this beer's final moments.

Smell: A fruit medley (pineapple, mostly) mixed with piney hop aromas. I'm not picking up much (or any) malt in the nose.

Taste: A light, delicate flash of malt followed by a rushing tide of hop bitterness with a long, spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and quiet thirst-quenching. Medium-light mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation. Not bad! It's got good...

Drinkability: While India Pale Ale is not my favored style, I'm really enjoying this, as its got just the right amount of hops for me. Definitely as sessionable as an IPA can be.

Thanks again, Avery!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 04:47:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of tavernjef


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear orange hovered gold. Thinner medium head of dusted white froth. Keeps a fine skim and thin partially bubbly collar. Thin lacy sheets coat the glass with some icicle patterns.

Aroma is pretty nice here. Some wiffs tend to be stronger then others but stays generally forward and invitingly crispy with citrus. Comes across dry and pungent with a light cannibis stink with mixing notions to old citrus rinds of lemon, grapefruit, and nectarine. Some smokey fresh wood notes in there too. An interesting nose that no doubt has some hops to it.

Taste is welcoming with a clean profile of well-rounded paled citrus upfront. Tenderly dry with a fresh biscuity dough centering. Kinda crispy and crunchy yet smoothly balanced. Fine finisher, the citrus really turns the corner on the palates' back end. Bitterness is squeezed in with a semi raw citrus rind/peel sourness thats adding more well placed dryness. It tends to be parchingly subdued in its strength but very nice to let coat the tongue and palate with fluffy little hop bits.

Feel is about medium with a smooth clean texture and carbonation. Has a good portion of balanced dryness in both hops and malts. Favorable finish helps add to the fun of what is conceivably the best part of its character.

Overall an overwhelmingly fun IPA to drink. More then one will be needed as its citrusy dry nature and clean, snappy drinkability won't be a problem as it glides down with ease. One of Avery's better beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2005 02:57:36 | More by tavernjef
Photo of MaltyGoodness


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

12 oz. bottle

Pours a clear, golden yellow with an orange hue. Nice white head that fades, but not completely. Nice lacing on the glass.

All hops in the aroma, nice and bold and citrusy. Smells fantastic.

Lots of citrusy hops up front with a very clean, smooth finish.

Body is nice and full, very good for the style.

Very nice IPA, very easy to drink. An extremely good example of the style. Glad I have more than 1 in my possession!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 00:59:44 | More by MaltyGoodness
Photo of allengarvin


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rather pale (for an IPA) tan color with a white head atop the brew. Hop aromas fill the nose, lots of nice spicy citrus notes, with a touch of maltiness. Taste continues the same theme: lots of flavor hops, powdery grapefruit flavor, light lemongrass, maybe a tad resinous, along with moderate maltiness and bitterness that's certainly present but not dominant. Finishes somewhat dry with a long, lingering taste of hops. Body is moderately light, actually, with a neutral texture and carbonation.

A refreshing and very tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 03:07:11 | More by allengarvin
Photo of hero27


4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly clear yellow(ish) color. Figured it would be the typical copper/bronze color of many quality IPAs. Smells brutally hoppy..I wasn't expecting the stinging hop aroma this baby gives off. Nice bitterness up-front..the hops do not dissapoint. The taste does a good job of backing up the intimidating aroma. Hop bitterness lingers forever, and it's as easy to drink as any IPA I've had. I no sooner swallow and it begs for another sip. Quality stuff...

A very good IPA..not quite standout caliber, but very typical of the American style, and fits nicely into what I'd like all IPAs to be. If it were available here, I'd drink this all the time. Find it, buy it..it's as simple as that.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 01:24:46 | More by hero27
Photo of yelterdow

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at just over fridge temperature in a nonic. Purchased at Home Liquors yesterday.

Appearance- Gorgeous clear gold, pure as anything I've ever seen. The swirling activity of the tiny bubbles as they dive into the glass are extraodinary, and they create a two-finger off-white crown that settles to a thin foam. Clingy, sticky lacing rides the inside the whole way down.

Smell- Huge grapefruit aroma with a Douglas fir tree farm atmosphere. Mellow enough not to overpower the nose, but certainly big. Very clean. A bready malt character emerges as the beer slowly warms a bit.

Taste- Totally balanced citrus hops and medium bodied malts, with a nice bready, yeasty finish that I wasn't expecting. Clean and very enjoyable taste, with a lingering bitterness way at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slick, rolling, and very friendly in the mouth. Awesome burps without the aggression of a DIPA, as you might be familiar with... the ones that not only offend others but yourself as well. The most drinkable IPA I have tried yet, and I will be making this a staple in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2005 16:32:17 | More by yelterdow
Photo of texashammer


4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber/orange in color, with thin but resilient head. Smells of bitter hops, floral and citrus. In the mouth, pine and a definite note of cedar join the citrus hops, but flowers still take first chair. Bittering hops are overwhelming. This is clearly a definitive example of not only an American IPA, but American hops as well. This is not a subtle beer. It shouts bitter and aggressive hops and it is excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2005 01:32:17 | More by texashammer
Photo of jasonpeckins32


4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a hazy, orange-bronze color with a nice long-lasting head. The smell is terrific. Loaded with citrus scents and a nice blend of bitter and floral hops, this one has the makings of a winner already. The taste is great. Strong hop density and an ass-kicking tart citrus flavor in the finish. Finishes a little dirty, that aftertaste just seems to linger and linger forever. A fair amount of carbonation and a medium-bodied texture make up the mouthfeel. Drinkability is good as well. The next time I pick this one off the shelf, I'm going to grab more than just one. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2005 11:58:14 | More by jasonpeckins32
Photo of macpapi


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have liked Avery products that I've tried in the past. Finally got around to tasting the I.P.A. Not disappointed.

Begins by pouring a light-orange, copper color with a slight white head that quickly dissipates. There is surprisingly little bubble action in the glass. Decent lacing.

Smell is primarily of hops, malt and citrus. A nice buttery feel also goes along with it. Floral bouquet is also present.

Taste has a good hop pull at first, followed by a strong citrus presence. Nice grapefruit kick on the tongue. Quite a substantial bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel is sharp, carbonated and pretty full with bitterness on the tongue.

Overall this is a nice hoppy, yet creamy I.P.A. Very good citrus presence, and drinkable bitterness is there as well. A very sessionable beer on the whole.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 00:12:34 | More by macpapi
Photo of profzoom


4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always get excited when it's time to try a new IPA, hophead that I am. This particular specimen did not disappoint. It poured a murky, honey copper color with a thick, puffy ivory head, leaving round lacing on the glass.

The smell was excellent. A distinct sharpness of hops, with almost a pine-like quality to it. The taste is also quiet good. Very hoppy, with a very nice bitterness going down.

The beer feels quite smooth, with a subtle carbonation. Overall, a very solid representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2005 03:05:25 | More by profzoom
Photo of SwillBilly


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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle:

Appearance: Pours a light amber almost peach like color with a tightly foamed 1 inch head. After head dissipates a wispy lace coats the glass.

Smell: Grapefruity, pine like, herbal.

Taste: Hops dominate the from the start, very piney with hints of grapefruit rind that also dominate the middle and finish. Hops, hops and more hops from this IPA.

Mouthfeel: Good amount of carbonation the keeps this IPA lively in the glass. Little thin but very smooth.

Overall: I like this IPA. I think Avery, in general, gets knocked for their aggressiveness. If big hops are for you, then Avery IPA is a good choice. This one beer I wouldn't turn down.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2005 22:15:28 | More by SwillBilly
Photo of Gagnonsux


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

The color is golden copper with plenty of tiny bubbles for carbonation. The head is average-sized, but retains nicely. The aroma is of strong citris and floral hops, with a nice underlying malt sweetness. The hop flavors here are almost perfect. A sip starts with twangy citris hop that carries on strongly throughout leaving a wonderful, long-lasting finish. Midway through Avery IPA becomes sweeter as the tasty underlying malts make their presence felt. Bitterness seems to increase towards the finish along side a new dry hop flavor. This IPA is exactly what I want from the style, plenty of zesty hop flavor, with plenty of complexity, and an assertive malt presence for balance. This is one of my favorite IPAs to date.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 21:53:22 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of tgbljb


3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As the liquid entered the glass it presented itself as an orange amber, slightly cloudy beverage with a modest head that clung to the sides as it were glue. Scent is bread-like with a piney hoppiness. Taste is desert dry with only a background of maltiness. The finish is even drier, if possible, and makes one crave for the next taste. One of these is enough, but I did enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 01:24:32 | More by tgbljb
Photo of bobbyc881

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out with a nice fluffy-looking white head on it. Golden in color with significant carbonation. Smells rather nice... hops. Nice and fresh, a bit fruity.

Taste is a nice, full hop flavor. Citrusy taste matches well with the aroma. Well done levels of bitterness, with just enough malt to balance it. Towards the bottom of my glass, the hop flavors seem to be a bit more assertive.

Medium-light bodied, goes down rather smooth. Slight sticky-sweet taste left behind each sip. Quite drinkable. I could handle a few of these. Lace clinging all over the pint glass. I'm looking forward to the rest of the six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2005 23:04:10 | More by bobbyc881
Photo of HokieNoPokie


3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber color with a moderately fluffly head that stuck around for a while. Overwhelming citrus smell, but also had some subtle floral scents lingering.

The taste was predominately hoppy but well balanced with malts. Aftertaste is mostly hops with a little bit of a bite. This beer would make a great session IPA, and I have a feeling that it will become one of my regulars. Highly recommended for any hop head.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2005 00:27:05 | More by HokieNoPokie
Photo of sulldaddy


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am pouring a chilled bottle into a pint glass.
The grapefruit aroma is evident immediately upon popping the cap!

The beer pours a deep clear gold color with a fluffy cotton candy like white head foaming up 3 cm easily.
The aroma is grapefruit and orange peel all the way. Almost a little pungent, but lets you know there are hops in the beer.
First sip reveals a smooth texture and average body. The carbonation is spaced out and tingles just a little on my tongue.
Flavor is a little bit of caramel up front but quickly goes bitter and orange peel from middle through finish. The end dries a little and leaves a bitter flavor across my mouth.
No doubt this is an IPA!
I find this beer to be very easy to drink and refreshing on this humid evening. This has been the best beer out of the sampler case that I purchased with fish113d.
Give it a shot if you dig hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2005 02:09:48 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of Bcant


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Even though mine only had to travel from Colorad to Arizona, it was apparent this beer definitely could make the long journey from chilly England to sunny India. But like a young red wine, it definitely mellowed and opened up a minute or two after poured Its hop and alchol content make it as stirdy beer and excelent example of an IPA. Pours a deep yellow, with a decent white head that remained almost as long a the beer. Its aroma is slightly piney, feels effervescent in the mouth and finises with a bitter but floral hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 03:45:20 | More by Bcant
Photo of karst


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

Pours light amber with 2 fingers of persistant off white head and solid lace on the pint glass.
Aroma of piney grapefruit from ample cascade hops. Medium body and dextrinous round mouthfeel. Hops and biscuit malt flavors vie with cascades covering the hops. Pure pleasure for the hop lover. Grapefruit pith with mandarin orange flavors abound. Dry finish starting with citrus then pine then fading to bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2005 21:19:44 | More by karst
Photo of Dogbrick


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

This brew is a lightly cloudy pale orange color with a thin off-white head. Sticky patches of lacing. Good amount of grapefruit and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with a tart mandarin orange and hops flavor, along with a decent malt backbone. The finish is hoppy and lingering. Pretty impressive when it’s all said and done.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 14:22:55 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of JackStraw22


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a crystal clear, golden amber body. There's a nice foamy off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Good hoppy nose, but not huge. slightly buttery, but not too much. Slight lemon aroma, lots of malt. Wow, lots of hop flavor! Not overly bitter, hops are nicely balanced between flavor and bitterness. Great feel in the mouth, not too slick, very refreshing. Very good IPA, definitely one to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2005 00:23:44 | More by JackStraw22
Photo of Zorro


4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear amber colored ale with a white head.

Smell is sweet malt and bread like with a little biscuit in there too. And of course there is a hop scent; this IS an IPA. Scents grapefruit and pine and a little herb too.

Taste is malt and bread and hops. Well balanced hop level that is strong without being harsh. Taste gets drier as you drink it, herbal and woody. Grapefruit asserts it self after a while. Tasty and not harsh at all.

Mouthfeel is good.

Super smooth and drinkable IPA here. This brew pulls off the IPA hat trick of combining strong hop flavor while avoiding harsh astringency and bitterness. A great all round beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 03:28:43 | More by Zorro
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,428 ratings.