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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

2,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,788
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 51
Gots: 237 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
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Ratings: 2,788 | Reviews: 1,170
Photo of jeffjeff1
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this beer at Macadoodles in Joplin, Missouri.

Appearance- amber color, nice foamy head

Smell- hops, very nice

Taste- hops, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was a very good IPA. It was so refreshing. I loved it. I will be trying to get more.

Photo of Mojo
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> tulip glass

A - Pale Straw with nice initial one finger head, nice retention, and lots of spotty lacing.
S - Nose is kind of weak, but I get mostly pine and grasses.
T - Very nice with a mild citrus sweetness, followed by a definitive bitter finish.
M- Lingering bitterness, average carbonation.
O- Nice offering. Worth drinking even though it is unspectacular.

Photo of dmamiano
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big head on the pour, light golden straw color..ever so slight haze as I peer through the glass. Head remained for a while and turns rocky....good lacing laft behind.
Smells of sweet malts and citrus in the hops.
reminds of the smell of orange juice.
Taste is medium in the malt department, but very bitter at the beginning and the end.
A slight citrus taste left dangling on my tongue as the beer goes down the hatch.
Nice beer.

Photo of nick76
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Even though IPA's are my style I enjoyed this one more than most. The aroma is strong with hop smells that include flowers as well as cedar and citrus. Some sweet malt smells as well. It is a dark golden color that is slightly hazy. The flavor is bitter as expected but does have a nice malt component as well. Finish is nice with toasted malt and hops.

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of shadow1961
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery's India Pale Ale pours out a stiff head over a clear,
light amber brew. Carbonation is quite active- there's a plume
of bubbles rising from the bottom of my glass. The nose is
very bright, grapefruity hops. The flavor is juicy, sweetish malt
with that citrusy grapefruit hop finishing it off. The mouthfeel is
light. crisp, and spritzy. There's lots of foamy white lace left behind
in the glass. Another lovely Colorado IPA.

Photo of dsnyder61
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this out of the Avery variety case from Bryn Mawr Beverage in Bryn Mawr, PA and poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a cloudy light amber or dark gold body with a good sized fluffy egg-shelled head having good retention and lacing.
Smell: Citrusy, primarily grapfruit.
Taste: Very grapefruity.
Mouthfeel: Crisp.
Drinkability: Good to better.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of gmfessen
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is an orange-gold color with a thick, two fingered bubbly head. The smell is a nice bouquet of grassy/citrusy hops, a bit of spice and a touch of sweet malt. The taste is also quite hoppy, very well balanced though and only slightly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy, very enjoyable. Overall I must say that this is an excellent IPA, not the most extreme mind you, but very well done and drinkable. As it says on the bottle "yeah it is!"

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12ox bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a pretty honey colour with a nice three finger foamy white head.

S: Typical no coast IPA. Soft hops, hints of malt and honey.

T: Again, nothing extraordinary. Sweet and bitter hops; clove and honey.

D: Nice soda-like carbonation. Feels light and fizzy on the tongue.

Overall: Not bad, but nothing special. A little sweet, but overall pretty balanced. This is a good summer standard and I think it would be a good introduction to crafts beer for BMC drinkers; maybe I'm just a little jaded by other more noteworthy brews?

Photo of JandJMD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bfarr
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange with frothy tan head with great retention and lacing. Citrusy aroma. Strong citrus, pepper, and a hint of pine hops with very little malt to hold them up. A dry, bitter finish. Smooth but somewhat thin with good carbonation.

I wasn't sure if this one was outstanding or just simple. Maybe just simply outstanding? In the end, it was a good strong hop character in relation to the malts but seemed somewhat subdued in overall taste. It looks absolutely perfect and is very easy to drink so it's definitely nothing to avoid unless you like more balanced IPA's. It's a good hop fix beer while being refreshing.

Photo of acrawf6
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a slightly hazy orange amber with a small white head.

Smell. Hops are a lemon citris and pine mixture that overwhelms the aroma. Heavy snifting brings out a naturally sweet maltiness.

Taste. Hops have an earthy characteristic to it, slightly like pine wood. there is a caramel taste that i pick up as well. aftertaste is very similar to the taste. not as bitter as i remember it, but quite tasty. Balance is very good, similar to an english ipa, but still retains the qualities of a good american ipa.

Mouthfeel is good. nice carbonation, real good balance, body is about medium.

Overall i think this ipa is not the best, but very solid. very nice balance.


Photo of donniecuffs
2.43/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into an American pint glass. Hazy golden hue, with obvious evidence of carbonation. Very thin head which didn't lace very well. The smell was very dull, with an ever-so-subtle hint of citrus; orange in particular.The flavor was identical to the nose, except that the finish was bitter and very dry. The carbo feel was nice on the palate, but the dryness was near unbearable. Given the uninspiring nature of this beer, I wouldn't want more than one.

Photo of blknikon
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of csmalley
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JMad
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Pours a murky yellow orange with a thick creamy head.
Smells of sweet malt, floral and citrusy hops.
Tastes lemony and there is grapefruit with a hint of pepper.
Feels medium, not too thick, dryness makes you yearn for another sip.
Solid bitter IPA has perfect lacing, this one did surprise me.

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of JLapadura
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MichPaul
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a surprise! I didn't have high expectations for this beer, but was overwhelmed! This is a GREAT IPA! I think this is also my first IPA tasted from a can, to a glass. It was very enjoyable! Probably a medium smell of citrus and hops, and a nice hoppy beer.
Just a great beer, and one that I will now try and stock quite consistently at home.

Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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