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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

1,174 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,174
Hads: 2,926
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 62
Gots: 335 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
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Reviews: 1,174 | Hads: 2,926
Photo of heygeebee
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of denver10
3.56/5  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.

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Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.14/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Ri0
3.84/5  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.

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Photo of moneyturtle
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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Photo of LamboBrewpants
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of Thomaas
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
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

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Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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2.98/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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....

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Photo of barnzy78
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.61/5  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.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic pint.

A - Clear light yellow/gold with a one-finger white head. Good lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of floral hops, honey, fresh cut grass, citrus, a hint of white pepper.

T - Taste matches the nose; pretty floral, slightly fruity, and hops have a small bit of spice to them. Alpha acids quite noticeable in the mid-palate and finish. Malt underbody supports and balances the hops well with sort of a honeyed sweetness. Perhaps almost a little too sweet?

M - Full bodied with prickly carbonation. (My favorite mouth feel for an IPA). Slightly sticky finish. Perfect.

O - A really good IPA, and something that I could see myself drinking everyday. Great feel makes for good drinkability. Slightly different than the other IPA's out there. Will buy again.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy dark gold color with an off white head that fades fast and leaves a lace on the glass
S-hops at first then the other smells are a slight grassy smell with a citrus smell in there also
T-hoppy with citrus and pine, then it goes to a very bitter pine, hoppy aftertaste that fades slowly to a dry malt finish
M-medium body with a smooth high carbonation
O- great hops with a great finish

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a pub glass.
Appearance - clear, golden, bubbly carbonation; thick, foamy white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.
Smell - bright citrus and some pine.
Taste - grapefruit hops blended with a balanced malt backbone.
Feel - best part; excellent grapefruit bitterness, but enough layers to give some complexity!
Overall - a very solid offering available both in the bottle and can!

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Photo of ssteakley
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Before I left Texas and moved to the Pacific Northwest I judged all beers by my previous standard Sierra Nevada IPA, Well This Avery IPA is my new Standard, it's better than a Sierra and I could easily buy a 6 pack and enjoy it all, can't say that about Sierra anymore. A beer has to be at least this good for me to pay a second visit.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can to my FW Imperial pint glass
Notes from 10/29/13

A: Pale caramel color body with some nice clearing to it. Massive three fingers plus of pure white sea foam on top. Thick and lively with bubble action. Sticky remnants smatter the glass all the way down the drink. Looks great really.

S: Floral and spice hop nose with some pine mixed in and an underlying caramel pale malt sweetness. A touch heavier on the spice but overall rather nice hop forward aromas.

T: Tastes of spicy hops as well but with a more predominant danky resin and pine note. There is also a touch of citrus like grapefruit coming through. Soft caramel malt sweetness balances that nice hoppy bite. Finishes out with more herbally spice. The beer hits a moderate level of bitterness and just a hint of alcohol flavor. Fairly hoppy and resinous. Nice brew all around.

M: Moderate to lower thickness of the body with an even carbonation and creamy texture. Light constricting bitterness with some drying noted in the finish. Hoppy resins lingers a bit.

D: Very drinkable and I am definitely digging the cans. Heavy on the spice hops with some good complementing pine and citrus. Nice firm malt balance.
Would probably pick this one up a lot more often if they dropped the price a little.

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Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into IPA glass. No date on bottle or packaging.

A - Transparent copper color with no sediment or cloudiness. Gentle pour yielded a finger of dense white head. Heavy carbonation. Yielded a lasting irregular lacing as the beer receded.

S - Hints of lemon, orange, and malt, but somewhat underwhelming.

T - Malt backbone overwhelms typical IPA characteristics, leaving an "IPA" with a dominant bready flavor with lemon rind overtones and a lemon rind finish. Not an unpleasant taste, but simply unbalanced.

M - High level of carbonation yielding some luxurious foaming in mouth. Clean and crisp feel.

O - Not a bad beer. Nothing unpleasant about it, but simply underwhelming. Won't repeat purchase... too many other much better beers out there.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden brown with a puffy bright white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Fruity hops, citrus, crackers, bread dough, yeast.

T - Muted hops up front followed by a crackery, doughy and sweet yeast flavor. Light bodied and easy drinking for an IPA.

O - This is a decent IPA that is worth a shot.

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Photo of Pyrosixer9
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hate those pansy cirusy IPAs? Want all the flavors of pine, without chewing on pine needles? YOU HAVE ARRIVED! Pine flavors through and through, with a pleasing resin bitterness that sits on the tongue for just long enough. I love how this beer looks. Hazy, light-orange with head that will leap out and attack you. Literally. I cracked this one open and the head crawled out of the bottle. So much lacing that you'd swear your glass was still full. Overall, this beer doesn't blow me away, but it is still one of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly malty, some caramel. Taste is well balanced. Hoppy and bitter up front, a strong malt backbone, a bit of caramel. The flavors coming in layers. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.