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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)

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very good

2,215 Ratings

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Ratings: 2215
Reviews: 1127
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002)
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Photo of Darkmagus82


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

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance- Served a golden orange beer with a one finger white head. The head had moderate retention and faded to give a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was rather sweet but at the same time hoppy as well. It had a base of tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and mango while the hoppy aromas were citrus in nature and of a grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon smell. There were also lighter notes of some caramel sweetness mixed within. Overall rather sweet and pleasant.

Taste – The taste begins more on the sweet side with a flavor of caramel, tangerine, and some mango. With these tastes is a grapefruit hoppiness as well as a bready backbone. As the taste advances the sweetness dims some and the taste bitters more as lemon and pine hop flavors hit the tongue. These flavors take the taste to the end where they are met with some floral notes, leaving a satisfyingly semi-bitter taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the thicker and creamier side with a slightly lower than average level of carbonation. It is quite soothing on the tongue and very nice for the hoppy and lightly fruity flavor of the beer.

Overall – A quite tasty IPA with some nice sweet and hop flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 00:58:15 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of stewart124


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

Golden orange with white head and some haze.

Nose is a bit more mellow than I expected it to be. Some grapefruit and piney notes.

Taste makes up for it with just a light caramel character and bready notes that really accentuate the hops. This just blasts the taste buds and finishes dry enough that you really crave another sip. Moouthfeel come off medium with some smooth characteristics amd coates the tongue. Resin notes, biscuity characters and a lingering pine finish just drive this American IPA. What else would I expect from Avery?


Serving type: can

09-06-2012 00:21:56 | More by stewart124
Photo of gabedivision

New York

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a DFH snifter globe.

A- pours a beautiful burnt orange, fair amount of hop haze. With a 1/4 inch tightly bubbled white head.

S-Sweet nectar, smells of freshly peeled tangerines, mild grapefruit, apricot, and fresh dank bud, big juicy hops all around.

T- sweet oranges, puckering grapefruit, dank resinous tobacco, strong malt backbone. Tons of exotic and tropical fruits in this.

M- medium bodied, fizzy carbonation that opens up the taste buds, sweet with a slightly bitter after taste.

O- well done ipa, takes the best of both coast styles and mashes them perfectly. Very above average ipa.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 04:53:46 | More by gabedivision
Photo of CHickman

New York

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slight hazy orange gold color with a very thick foamy 2 finger snow white head that was cloudy looking and packed with bubbles, and faded slowly leaving amazing foamy lacing coating the sides; out of a can, this is as good as an IPA can look - just gorgeous. The head was so thick it was like an iceberg just starting to melt in the arctic sea and a pleasure to watch dissipating.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, flowers, brown sugar, light grains, candied sugar and spices and sweet notes like booze (rum or red wine come to mind); great smelling IPA that is fragrant and potent, with just enough malts and grains to compliment the hops.

Tastes as good as it smells, with juicy citrus hops up front, grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pineapple, sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, flowers, tangerine, brown sugar, light grains, candied sugar like Skittles, light spices like coriander and pepper, mild booze like rum, and some herbs and more hoppy sweetness; near perfect balance, a wet hop essence and tons of flavor, this is a stellar IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and almost oily slick, with a medium body that's chewy and borders on thick feeling, average carbonation and a bitter citrus filled finish that is tangy and full of orange, grapefruit and tangerine; very sweet and juicy finish that trails off with light grains, leaving a sweet citrus pucker. A great, great IPA that was tasty and flavorful from start to finish: a top notch IPA.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 02:44:08 | More by CHickman
Photo of hardy008


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

Light amber-gold with a bright white 3 finger head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has pineapple, pine, and citrus. Nothing fancy about the aroma, but it is nice.

The taste has pine, pineapple, citrus zest, citrus, floral hops, and biscuit malt. There is a combination of light sweetness, a good amount of bitterness, combined with the biscuit malt flavor to make an interesting tasting beer.

Medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. A nice IPA worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 02:37:37 | More by hardy008
Photo of MagicJeff


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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Light gold with a small head retained throughout drinking. Nice lacing after.

Smell: Piney with citrus notes. Slight toffee.

Taste: Grapefruit is very prevalent, and that isn't a bad thing. Some mild spice on the finish. Love how balanced this beer is, caramel and sweet malts come in to save the day right before you think it is too hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Standard medium bodied, don't taste much alcohol.

Overall: Solid beer; definitely worth trying. Would love to have this one on tap.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 23:16:52 | More by MagicJeff
Photo of LiquidPoem

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass. Beautiful golden amber color with some light lacing in head (which dissipated rather quickly). Strong smell of grapefruits. Taste is spicy but still bitter. Mouthfeel is waxy but still crisp. Goes down smoothly. A delicious beer to be enjoyed on any occasion. Notable IPA.

Serving type: can

08-11-2012 20:02:40 | More by LiquidPoem
Photo of Oakenator


3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber color,out of the can with a nice frothy head that lingers well. Somewhat opague. Smells of a piney with mild citrus hops. presence of malt gives a slight caramel smell and taste. Crisp hop flavor when fresh; after a bit of time you get a hint of candy but still good.

Serving type: can

08-11-2012 01:20:04 | More by Oakenator
Photo of KMcG


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

Pours nicely from the can to develop a nice rich lacey head that sticks to the glass as you sip.

The aroma is citrusy - mostly grapefruit. There is also a peach hint and a malty cracker tone in background. 

The taste is hoppy, but not overwhelming. It's mellow when it hits your tongue with some grassy and pine flavors then opens up with some orange citrus and ends softer maybe bready and floral. 

This is a medium to full bodied beer that is a fine IPA example. Good carbonation and great balance.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 23:17:22 | More by KMcG
Photo of smakawhat


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Off the pour quite an almost crystal clear body, textbook pale amber in color it seems, with little rising carbonation. Head is bright white, makes three fingers and settles nicely, somewhat not too uniform, but looking alright.

Nose is a fleshy grapefruit, mild sweetness with a lingering hop bitter, airy, in control relaxed even. Toasty brown sugar lingers a little on the sweetness after some time. Quite good.

Palate hits with an obvious pine blast, mixing with a little bit of sweetness. Malt action on this doesn't quite hit the heights in the palate at all, finishes with a nice brown sugar sweetness. After taste is very fleeting and it doesn't stick around.

Overall it's not too bad, but in the big realms of the major players this isn't quite hitting all the notes. I could easily drink this again though, but far from my favorite or a simple go to when there are so many other IPAs out there that I enjoy more so.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 00:19:12 | More by smakawhat
Photo of kylehay2004


3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: two finger white head with excellent lacing on a crystal clear golden with slight amber hue body.

S: pretty musty, a little wet sock hop like, light caramel malts, tangerine and orange citrus.

T: fairly malty with candied oranges, caramel, grassy, floral and mildy bitter hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: The beer is balanced but the hops aren't quite up to par. The bitterness verges on too much resin and wet sock hop mustiness for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 02:26:41 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured in a pint glass. Purchased from Whole Foods in San Antonio, Texas.

Pale gold in colour and slightly cloudy. White head is 1/4 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin ring with islands of foam. Strings of lacing here and there.

Nice juicy smelling beer. Juicy fruit gum and citrus fruit. Caramel, grapefruit, lemon, pear. Mouth-watering.

More of the aroma on the palate. Starts off nicely balanced between the caramel sweet malts and citrus hops. Hops gradually and slowly take over more and more as we get closer and closer to the finish which is strongly hopped and citrus bitter.

Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A little oily feel but it gets cut by the hop presence.

Overall a delicious brew. I really enjoyed it when I was down in Texas at the end of March, early April. Top notch IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 03:26:37 | More by Noxious26
Photo of JuicesFlowing


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

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a golden orange with a nice creamy head that dissipates to a film. Pretty good lacing coats the glass. Pine, faint grapefruit rind, and hops dominate the aroma. The beer tastes clean and to the point. Dry hops, bitter grapefruit, and a bit of woody pine notes are all in here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry.

Overall, A pretty good beer, point blank. Good hops and all of the other things associated with a decent IPA. Worth it and may be revisited.

Serving type: can

07-08-2012 17:19:28 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of JackieTH


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spectacular hue of honey-orange, clear, with a rocky 3-4 finger cap of foam that persists, receding slowly leaving copious heavy lacing. It looks delicious. Smell is a bit of a let down. Mildly orange, muted hop, biscuits. Blah. Taste steps it back up, good bitterness flowing with orange citrus pith and herbal elements. Zesty. Wet. Nice, nice balance with a bit of honey, biscuit malt. Canned peaches. Pears. This is Very good. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, carbonation is just right. Mildly lingering bitterness for a clean finish. Half empty now and the sides of this glass are thickly coated with curtains of lacing. Overall very, very good.

Serving type: can

07-07-2012 03:40:51 | More by JackieTH
Photo of jhartley


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

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. Digitize code on bottom of can.
A-Golden orange clear color, thick foamy 1 finger head. Slightly cloudy. Small amount of lacing.
S-Citrus, orange, grapefruit. Light pine and peach smells/
T-Grapefruit, mango, pie. Bitter hop bite leads into a sweet maltiness.
M-Nice hop bitterness, good amount of carbonation, nice malty finish.
O-Very nice IPA! Citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy. This is right in my wheelhouse, just a great drinking IPA.

Serving type: can

06-29-2012 23:39:51 | More by jhartley
Photo of chugalug06


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, four-finger white foamy head. Awesome lacing and brilliant clarity in the orange brew.

Heavy bitter citrus along with bready apple and roasty banana.

Very bitter, but refreshing and sticky. Nothing off putting. Heavy grapefruit and herbal flavors. Light carbonation, too.

A slight mess between the scent and flavor; the scent detracts from the flavor, they're nothing alike. Avery's IPA is very refreshing and enjoyable, but lacks smooth transitions. It hits, but could hit harder. Recommended.

Serving type: can

06-21-2012 00:28:37 | More by chugalug06
Photo of Phelps


3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into a tulip.

Shadowy rose-orange, hazed to the point of near-opacity. One finger of creamy white foam settles atop and descends pretty quickly, leaving behind a frothy ring.

Nice floral notes – roses and orange blossoms – meet orange slices, tangerine peel, honey and biscuits. This bottle might be a little old, so the malts are larger and the hops more subdued than usual, but it’s created a nice balance in the aroma.

Same deal here: overripe oranges, tangerine pith, potpourri-like floral notes. Nice bitterness settles on the sides of the tongue. Honey and biscuits from the malt, but the finish is nicely dry.

Soft medium-light body. Carbonation is mild, just a soft massage. Tiny hint of fizz. No alcohol.

Not bad, not great. A pretty standard IPA from Avery.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 19:40:15 | More by Phelps
Photo of t2thebro


3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A- murky yellowish color with a slight greenish hue. One finger head that fades quickly leaves spotty lacing.

S- dank citrus hop aroma. Not much more.

T- bittersweet. A dank bitterness starts off the taste with a sweet earth taste to follow. Something is just a bit off. But still good.

M- dry. Medium carb. Finishes real dry.

O- ok. Not bad, not great. Drinkable but have had better.
I would classify as an APA, due to lack of malt presence. Light very complex, seems like it would be smooth due to the smell then smacks you with an unbalanced bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:01:16 | More by t2thebro
Photo of chickenflea


3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

World of Beer - UCF, Orlando. Beer pours bright golden color and medium white head.

The aroma is hoppy: piney and grapefruit notes dominate. Subtle malt aromas.

Initial taste is light, sweet and refreshing. Body is a tough heavy for an IPA - almost like a double IPA. Texture is smooth and a little oily. Hop bitterness really settles in on the aftertaste. Really!

The body is medium.

A good IPA. Well made with no distractions. Hopheads should love this brew, as it really delivers the bitterness on the finish. Not my favorite IPA (I prefer the fresh-hopped variety) but very solid.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 13:39:02 | More by chickenflea
Photo of Brad007


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with the thickest, frothiest head of beer I've seen in a while.

Aroma is brimming with citrusy hops. Anything else is quite faint to my nose.

Wow. My taste buds are immediately doused in a bitter, light grapefruit haze. Malt is sweet like fresh bread dough. Very nice balance here.

Mouthfeel is the exact same. A balance of citrus and bready malt.

I'm impressed with this version of the style. It hit all the right notes.

Serving type: can

05-30-2012 00:30:34 | More by Brad007
Photo of BostonHops


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(review from notes; sampled on 02/06/11)

pours an amber/copper tone with a healthy finger of off-white head; middling head retention and patchy pacing. decent looking IPA, if nothing especially noteworthy.

nose is citric-hoppy with some mild malty notes in the background. decent aroma, doesn't exactly get you salivating, but it's solid. taste mostly follows the aroma. grapefruit, zemon zest, maybe a subdued floral note. not getting a big malty presence, though there's a touch. hoppy bitterness persists through the finish. overall, a tasty and enjoyable IPA though of the unremarkable variety - no real wow factor.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. good drinkability.

originally reviewed: 02-09-2011

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:51:56 | More by BostonHops
Photo of ChrisConn


4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden, no fade, it is very clear up to light. Full foam, great head appearance.

S - Nothing overpowering, very light malty, citrus aroma. Great attractive smell.

T - Distinct hoppiness with the back up of the citrus. Carries well, makes my tongue tingle and finishes with a light bitterness.

M - Light creamy presence, again light, med body. Good feel.

O - Great beer. Was pleasently surprised with the smell and taste. Worth a trip back to the store for more.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:44:31 | More by ChrisConn
Photo of williamjbauer

West Virginia

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

Can served in conical pint glass

A - clear golden amber with 2 finger frothy white head with excellent rentention and great lacing

S - malt, biscuit, herbal and citrus hops

T - follows nose with sweet caramel malt character and nice citrus and herbal bitter finish

M - med body, mod carbonation, smooth creamy finish

O - A nice herbal and malty ipa

Serving type: can

05-24-2012 18:17:34 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of KajII

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a murky medium orange with some yellow highlights and a small (1 finger or less) white creamy head that was somewhat lasting, finally receding to a large puddle with a small collar which produced some excellent sheeting of lace that coated the glass.

The aroma was of floral and spruce hops, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was nicely bitter and lightly malty with a mild sweet caramel undertone from the start, progressing into a nice bitter hoppy taste with just a hint of citrus at the end. The flavor was around for an average time proceeding the swallow with a mild bitter hoppiness left to linger.

Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body with a dry texture and a mild to medium carbonation.

Overall an IPA with a light maltiness and a bit of citrus, which complimented the hoppiness very well...

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 14:21:19 | More by KajII
Photo of cyclonece09


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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass with a medium white head with some staying power. Smells of floral and earthy tones, however, it is not overly strong. Tastes of light malt that gives a sweet taste, and nicely balanced with floral hops. Carbonation is great, and a nice smooth finish for this light bodied beer. Overall, a very good beer.

Serving type: can

05-11-2012 01:51:04 | More by cyclonece09
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.