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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

2,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,772
Reviews: 1,167
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 50
Gots: 224 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of philipquarles
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask. A dark, slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells very hoppy, though more herbal and floral than bitter. The aromas are actually almost spot-on pot. More malt comes out in the taste, though the herbal hoppiness is still dominant. Surprisingly well balanced and not overly bitter. Pretty standard cask ale body. Nice IPA.

Photo of s1ckboy
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mweso2000
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery pours a nice golden color with white head that clings to the glass. Fruity hop aroma with a hint of malt. The hop taste is there without the bitterness. Finishes with a hint of malt. The mouth feel while full is not overly heavy and is slightly crisp with just the right amount of carbonation. While not my favorite IPA this is a damn good beer after a long hard week.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jcalabre
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught today when I visited Avery's brewery in Boulder, Colorado. If you ever decide to visit them, be warned, this is a ***small*** place and easy to miss. Heed the directions on their website and turn by the carwash (they're behind it).
The IPA poured a clear golded color with a hoppy flavor and nose. I thought it was very tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Slynger
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light, clear, lemony-orange color with a light, foamy, white lid.

Fresh, lemon and grapefruit citrus smells are backed up by light biscuity malts and grassy hops.

The flavor is lemony at first, with light, balancing biscuit malts. A good amount of citrus rind, grassy earth, and piney bitterness fills it out nicely.

Solidly medium bodied and smooth with a lot of creamy carbonation.

A very fine IPA that I will not mind enjoying again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of fitzy84
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the tap, it had a clear amber appearance with a thin lacing. Overall, a sharp, hoppy malt aromas was the primary smells I feel. The taste had citrus sweetness supplementing the malty flavors. A great carbonation kept the drink from lacking it in its quality. Overall, a very good IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Crisp, golden color with a good white head. Very nice lacing. Could be a pinch darker.

S: Mix of American Hops, and only a mild malt. I wish it were stronger and more well balanced.

T: Same as the smell, but a little more malt. As I go through the whole glass though, hops are really the only flavor that matter.

M/D Not much to have a description about here, just scores.

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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a geographer, the label on this 12 oz. bottle really appeals to me. A nice recreation of the historical voyage that was the reason for this style of beer. A nice touch, and an elegant map.

The beer itself poured a nice golden hue with very nice clarity. A nice rich head with tight bubbles capped the brew from start to finish. The aroma was light citrus and reed, somewhat limited by the foam on top. The taste was of a nice, clean ale, almost a pale with slight european malt flavors. Rich and chewy, but still light enough for the style. The hop start and finish are nice, just enough bitterness at the end to have made the voyage, and enough for me to make another voyage to the fridge for another. Excellent example of style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dull orange with little head and no lacing, has a large based cascade hops aroma, some citrus on the nose as well. Taste dominated by hops, but not overpowered, blend of sweet grapefruit, some orange peel, and some malt undertones. Well rounded for an IPA, not overly hopped, but presence felt nicely. Creamy and tasty, above average IPA.

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,772 ratings.