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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

2,570 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,570
Reviews: 1,151
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 37
Gots: 149 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

twizzbeatz, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how fresh this is, but wasn't dusty when I picked this up. Pours a real light orange yellow, and somewhat distinct for an IPA. Clear but not sparkling too. Nose doesn't give much hops, IMO, but I'm getting more defined sweetness from the malt. I expect this to be hoppy but, but not prominently either, and that's exactly what I get. Malt masking the hops, the hops coming in later, and there, but not loud. I would think in this form, this would be a brew that would please malt forward lovers of beer who want a moderate touch of hops. Freshness too might be clouding my observations.

Bitter_Echo, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of ZinFanDave
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ZinFanDave, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

HiDefAmp, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ubenumber2
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into what might be the appropriate glassware

Light colored with a yellow/orange hue , lots of carbonation bubbles , clear beer not hazy, 2 finger head that goes away fast , lacing that sticks around through the whole glass

The smell is amazing , this is one of the most aromatic best smelling beers I've had , kind of floral , grapefruit and earthy all at the same time

Mouthfeel is right on for an IPA , not to heavy not too light , medium and silky with lots of carbonation

Taste is nice and bitter , very earthy beer with the hops coming through at the end

All in all a very nice beer , Im glad I found this and can buy it local , another win for me

ubenumber2, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a very nice golden color with a white head on top. The head retention and lacing were both very nice. The smell of the beer is very nice, lots of strong hop aromas with a subtle malt backbone. The taste of the beer has a great hoppy flavor. Lots of pine-like flavors. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Overall it's a great IPA, easily available and well priced. Very good stuff worth having again.

Knapp85, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Electros
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HOP FREAKS UNITE!!! This is a lovely hop bomb. A true Yankee IPA. I loved this beer! Hope is there right in your nose as you get the glass to you face taking in that first break in anticipation of the first sip of this beer! Upon first sip you are given a lovely taste balance of hops and malt. The taste of both are not over powering in the least, very smooth. A nice head ring remains around the glass, after taste dissipating within a few minutes. I could kill off an afternoon and an evening with nothing but this in my hand!

Electros, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mixed_master7, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

davistabuff, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jakea, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

smartassboiler, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

schnell, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jbarra101, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A better canned IPA. Love the packaging.

In summer, my go-to beers are Dales & Avery out of can because I am outside 90% of the time.

Dales wins out over the long haul for better mouth feel, color, aroma and conviction, but Avery IPA is solid runner up in cans.

Appearance - very clear and light. (I prefer more left in the brew). But white lasting head with loads of rings. Great looking, light summery looking ipa.
Smell - Citrus clean, 1 can was slightly cellarish. Grass, orange, rind. Better as it warms
Taste - Again one time a little bit keg staleness, but otherwise light, sharp IPA hoppiness with citrus tang. A lemony IPA.
This is a very sharp sweet hop bomb. Unusual and original hoppy flavor, akin to Goose Island
Mouth feel - slightly thinner than I like, very carbonated.
Overall - reliable canned IPA, if you must have IPA in can (and I do) this is one of the better ones.

Act25, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another in my series to go through as many Avery as I can come across before they leave.
Canned on day 298, so it should be fresh enough.
States "Hop freaks unite", which takes me bad to my youth and the siren call of the Grateful Dead.
Anyway, this is a nice beer and I'm a little disappointed I didn't go to it earlier. Nice fresh hop aroma. Very clear golden yellow and a big billowing head.
Flavors really shine. Great hop flavors with solid bitterness, but none to excess, although it pushes it. Rather heavy body, really, but fullness is enhanced with the carbonation. The bitterness pushed DIPA levels, but the rest stays within the bounds of style.
This is a hop lovers delight. I'll miss this one being around.

garymuchow, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

amadeom, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Molnar, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

st9647v3, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jordantb313, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jgluck, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

random846, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Djsaturn1, Dec 16, 2012
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,570 ratings.