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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)

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 65

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

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Reviews: 1,189 | Ratings: 3,023
Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -23.2%
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 +3.1%
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 +15.5%
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 -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 +2.8%
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 +7.7%
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 +4.9%
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 -5.2%
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 -1.8%
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 -4.1%
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 -6.2%
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 -8.2%
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 -2.8%
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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Photo of delta490
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a beautiful clear light amber with a creamy white head. The head has moderate retention and leaves big lacing. The aroma is lighter, with notes of caramel malt and floral hops. The flavor was very earthy, almost musty. It was kind of off-putting and I wonder if it was the bottle or the beer. I had it on draft before and thought it was quite good.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big slightly off white head slowly recedes above a clear bright golden colored beer.

Light aroma of citrus fruits with maybe a tad bit of yeast sneaking in.

Light citrus and pine taste with a citrus bitter edge to it.

Dry aftertaste with some of the citrus bitter aspects sticking around pretty big time on this medium bodied IPA.

A pretty good drinking IPA that borders on the west coast style but brings its own tastes with it.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head, at a fingers worth and featuring a white shade, has a rocky texture and decent retention. A goodly amount of lacing is left behind.

S: Smells like a typical IPA, and that's not really an insult. It's loaded with herbal, piny hops, backed by a twinge of grapefruit. Some malts poke through, also. All in all, the nose is well done but standard.

T: It opens up with a mild sweetness (think sugar cookie), before a pleasant wave of herbal, bitter hops finish it off. Some grapefruity hints in the aftertaste. There's a touch of hop-derived complexity, which is probably my favorite feature. Otherwise, it's just a competent IPA, no more, no less.

M: While it's mildly sweet on the palate, it doesn't have an overt sliminess some IPAs do. The hops do well to keep the finish mildly dry, and medium carbonation gives it good drinkability.

O: I really have nothing to complain about. It's a decent IPA without flaws. The problem is that there's nothing here that wows me - basically, it's a bog standard IPA. I wouldn't seek it out given all the choices here, but I'd easily drink it again if offered to me.

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Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, golden amber body sporting a thick, chunky white head; sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is a weird mix of citrus and pine with an off-putting, spoiled garbage twinge. Excellent balance of mild malt flavors and sprightly hop bitterness. Soft, medium-light mouthfeel; light fizziness; crisp and dry finish.

A rather decent tasting IPA that loses some of its attractiveness with a funky, off-beat background aroma.

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Photo of minterro
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brought a sixer from little's wine and liquor

A&S: Great fluffy white head with a moderate amount of lacing. Lively transparent pale orange colored beer. Not very strong citrus and piney hops in the aroma.

T&M: Powerful citrus upfront. Awesome piney bitterness in the finish. Nothing different, but it is extremely well put together. Medium bodied and carbonation.

O: Extremely drinkable even with a powerful bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of scotorum
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear amber, inch tall white head receded slowly to surface foam and considerable lacing.

s: Grapefruit.

t: Piney hops forward with malt balance. Hops became more dominant as the glass was consumed, encouraging some very enjoyable sipping.

m: Light to moderate.

o: An easy drinking yet pleasantly sippable moderate strength IPA. Definitely worth a premium by the sixpack. REALLY looking forward to opening my bottle of Maharaja now.

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Photo of brurevu
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Avery IPA poured a golden amber with tropical fruit and slight citrus hops on the nose. There were floral and tropical fruit hops on the initial sip that faded to piney and resinous hop flavors on the back end that coated my palate with a good hop bitterness. The brew was very bright and clean with the fresh hop notes jumping off my tongue. The Avery IPA was a very well done classic IPA that was a refreshing treat.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a darker golden yellow.

Citrusy and tropical hop aroma with a bit of grassy pine.

Pine, citrus, slightly sweet malt notes.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, resinous.

Overall, a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of soju6
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Served a slightly hazy light copper color with a nice head that faded to some lacing.

S: Aroma of pine with some citrus, malt sweetness and bit of vanilla.

T: Taste of some pine and grapefruit with an easy malt sweetness and a bit of grain in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nicely balanced.

O: Nice beer for the style without being overly hopped.

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Photo of WillHops
2.69/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Everything about this beer is weak/ bland. Could easily pass for a pilsner.
Light color
Watery head - "lacing" if you will
Hops - no indication of any (at least not above what may be contained in a Bud
Mouthfeel is very smooth with zero hops bite
Taste is weak and watery that leaves as soon as it's swallowed.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured hazy golden color with thick foamy head and excellent lacing on the side of the glass. Strong citrusy smell with hints of pine. Citrusy, malty taste in the beginning, followed by a strong, piney hoppy taste. A smooth maltiness finishes it out. Excellent bitter aftertaste that persists.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.