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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

2,424 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,424
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 26
Gots: 104 | 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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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2014 16:32:58 | More by Iowacraft
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

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

Clear dark gold (verging on light orange) in colour with strong carbonation. Huge C-hop aromas of pine, black pepper, and grapefruit. More of the same in the mouth, only that the citrus flavors are a little less specifically grapefruit, and there is a sweet buttered biscuit element that makes an appearance mid palate. The chunky bitterness gets smoothed out a bit by the somewhat sweet malts. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 23:05:57 | More by fisherman34
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Naes

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA pours out a very clear copper color with a tall white head that retains and laces well.
The aroma is of piney and citrus hops.
The flavor is also of piney and citrus hops, but it does have a subtle grainy malt characteristic throughout the drink. Overall, the piney hops take the front seat.
Mouth feel is medium in body and moderately carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2006 00:40:38 | More by Naes
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

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

A- Deep gold with only a slight haze and a half finger head.

S- Fresh citrusy hops with a faint resinous note.

T- Light biscuity malt makes up the backbone throughout. The citrusy hops seem to progress slowly to center stage to dominate without any undue shock. However the hops continue to ramp this up towards the finish which is semi-dry and pleasantly hoppy.

M- Meduim bodied with smooth carbonation.

D- Pretty good, I'll keep this in mind.

Good and hoppy without being over the top.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 20:34:26 | More by Pauly2X
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-27-2012 23:50:18 | More by Larrydoherty
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shredder83

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-30-2013 20:40:32 | More by shredder83
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-08-2012 20:06:50 | More by RyanGoodman
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 08:17:02 | More by Popp24
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-23-2013 15:51:58 | More by nosavingsaccount
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-20-2014 02:15:30 | More by assman79
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glass - ommegang witte glass

A - cloudy golden color. Crowned by a fingers worth of dense off white foam. Thick lacing.

S - sweet citrusy hops and a thick bready maltyness.

T - sweet doughy malt flavor which is then demonlished by tangy bitter citrus hops.

M - smooth. Medium bodied medium carb.

D - easy drinking. Nice IPA. Great flavor. Great blanace.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 21:52:28 | More by Teleweizen2
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

Pours a nice golden / amber with a nice medium white head. Sweet floral citrus hops, some nice grapefruit and fruity notes and malt aroma fill the nose.Taste is sweet caramel malts, citrus, grapefruit notes with some nice earthy, citrus hops. Nice crisp medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some yeast flavor as it warms up, nice subtle citrus grapefruit notes and nice citrusy earthy hops ending. Overall a very nice, solid easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 19:46:56 | More by Samp01
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-27-2014 05:01:09 | More by YalovaIA
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-11-2013 00:20:19 | More by Mortarforker
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-26-2014 20:51:53 | More by JIMTRK16
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
6.5% ABV
I loved the map on the label. I tried this beer on June 18, 2009 at 'The Beer Bistro' in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy orange-gold with a rocky white head. The aroma was malt, hops, and pine. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was crisp, some malt, and a bitter grapefruit. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 18:23:01 | More by cyrenaica
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

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

Enjoyed on-tap at MadMex on Mcknight Rd. This old standby IPA shows a clear golden, apricot colored body with yellow highlights. Frothy, creamy, snow-white head fades to a sticky veil of lace.

Bright, citrusy hops slaps you right upfront. Grapefruit and pine. Rather dim beyond that but comes up as it warms. Slight hint of booze and pepper lemon zest.

Well balanced and appetizing. A good malty, slightly sweet and toasty but still light, backbone bridges to the ligering hop bitterness. Citrus and resinus, piney hops. Dry toastiness but still some lush malt in the finish. Lemon and peppery greens. Booze is present along with the lingering bitterness.

Crisp initially then fades to a layered, matted mouthfeel. Warm and semidry. Relatively low to medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Well constructed and balanced but not a huge standout. A solid selection to be sure.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2011 00:51:15 | More by letsgopens
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larbush

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-13-2012 00:17:16 | More by larbush
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- thick golden amber. Well carbonated. Good frothy head and lace.

S- floral hop aroma. Slight caramel malt.

T- slight floral hops. Only slightly bitter. Very balanced.

M- full but light. Lots of carbonation. Slightly dry and sticky finish.

D-very drinkable and solid brew but can't stand up well to many of the best ipas. Still enjoyable and nothing you would refuse.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 02:53:01 | More by BBP
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kevindp9

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2014 08:30:18 | More by kevindp9
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jkrich

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; an old map of the route from Great Britain to India on the label.

Poured a bright, clear golden color with minimal head but leaves some attractive lacing.

There is a hint of hops and sweet malts in the aroma. This is one of the least fragrant American IPAs I have encountered. I detect a butterscotch aroma.

The taste matches the restrained aroma: nothing really stands out. There is an odd sweetness on the back of the tongue; similar again to butterscotch with very little hop bitterness. The ale does not improve as it warms.

The mouthfeel is somewhat light bodied, watery and a little flat. It leaves a slick feeling on the tongue.

I was looking forward to a hoppy, American interpretation of an IPA. Perhaps I got an old bottle - this one may not have survived that long trip from England around Africa to India. I believe it has become malt heavy. It is very light for a 6.3 % ABV but not very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 00:22:06 | More by jkrich
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

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

Clear, slightly darkened gold in color. Good, creamy off-white head that leaves lace. Citrusy hops dominate the aroma. Taste is also dominated by the hops. Mostly citrus flavors, but plenty of piney flavors as well. Some sweet pale-malt flavor, but not quite enough to help balance the hops IMO. Hop oils leave their mark and create a lingering bitterness after the finish; prominent enough that I knocked down the drinkability just a touch. Good mouthfeel.
Overall, a solid IPA. Although there are other IPA's I like better, this is a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2003 16:34:54 | More by PhantomVodoo
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

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

This IPA was a nice example of the style, although it was nothing too impressive.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Golden/amber color with a small white head, carbonation evident.

S- Smell was hoppy (citrus/grapefruit type)- underlying maltiness.

T- Taste was really nice (typical IPA though). Floral, citrus, piney hops. Some malty character, nothing pronounced. Nothing complex here.

M- Oily and sleek.

D- Easy drinking IPA, surprised at the 6.3%. Nice example of the style, but nothing complex.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 00:29:38 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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StoneTSR

Colorado

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

I can't believe I never reviewed this beer. It was one of my gateway beers into the craft beer world. Now that I live in Boulder I no longer have any excuse not to review it.

A: Yellowish-gold with a thin head that has mostly dissipated by the time the waitress brought the beer.

S: A mild pine smell with a good dose of hops lurking on the background.

T: This is a strongly bitter beer. A lot of grapefruit up front with a touch of pine and lemon. A lot of hops and a lot of flavor in the Avery IPA. There is a good, strong bitte aftertaste as well.

M: Strong carbonation with a sharp dose of sparkle. Crisp and clean, this has a great feel.

O: This is an excellent standard bearer for Avery. It is bold, bitter and very crisp. It is not watered down or toned down like some flagship offerings are.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2011 22:16:37 | More by StoneTSR
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yoitsarch

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-13-2012 03:26:06 | More by yoitsarch
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,424 ratings.