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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

2,736 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,736
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 48
Gots: 211 | 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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Photo of biggmike
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to barefootbrewer for this one that I acquired in a trade. Poured a nice deep golden color with orange hues and a nice white head that left decent lacing around glass. Aroma is hoppy with notes of grass, pine, and citrus. Flavor is the same, and is well-balanced with the hoppiness. This beer is nice and is not overdone. Very smooth and easy drinking. Good stuff.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice creamy white head, very good head retention. Nice foam rings around the glass. The IPA is slightly hazy and has a apricot color. You get an average dose of hops that gives way to a slight note of citrus and finishes with a hoppy after taste. I would say this is a very average IPA. Not disappointed but not overly impressed. Prost!

Photo of bluerabbit
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A bright yellow amber, maybe the slightest pink hue. Clear.
Head was faily weak, less than a finger. It does hang well though, and leaves a good lacing on the glass.

Hop profile is sweet. A note of pineapple. Not much else in the aroma.

I can taste the Crystal & Centennial hops. Bright citrus and mild florals. The finish screams grapefruit...juicy citrus, with a good bitterness.

Drinkability is definitly there. A bit high for a session beer, but it has a good flavor by itself to a degree that I wouldn't want to eat anything along side it.

IPAs are my prefered style, and my radar/sensitivity is always a bit more fine tuned when i'm trying one. This IPA lacks a bit on the body. It feels a bit too light and aqueous for me, despite having an okay resiny bite. Im taking a notch off of the mouthfeel because of it.

Overall, a great offering from Avery. I would recommend for any hop-lover.

Photo of JEdmund
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Honey yellow, moderate head

Smell
Both fruity and piney; very appealing

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good crisp hop bite; low-to-medium body; slightly oily feel; tasty tropical fruit notes mixed with pine accents; pleasant maltiness, but I would appreciate even more

Overall
One of my all time favorite IPAs and a beer I buy frequently.

Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of twelvsies
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark orangy amber color with nice head and lacing. Smell, unlike a lot of those west coast hop monsters, is more floral and sweet smelling. Nice grassy tones as well. Taste is much similar; very mellow, a tad sweet with nice malts backing up the hops. Definately hoppy though - hits you with a bitter slap towards the finish. Great smooth mouthfeel and I've never come across an IPA that isn't extremely drinkable, this one included.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a stemless tulip pint. Bottling date 2.11.12.

Look- Medium amber/straw with three fingers of loose eggshell head that falls fairly quickly to a craggy cap, leaving a dense web of lace.

Smell- Lemony, with a backdrop of light biscuit and a hint of resin. As it warms a bit, the citrus zest gets stronger and is joined by a touch of something flowery. Very nice.

Taste- Starts citrusy and grassy, before quickly mellowing out to a graham-cracker-like malty showing on the swallow, with just a hint of grapefruit clinging on throughout. Finish is lightly bitter and tealike, but fairly nondescript. Well-balanced and tasty, but restrained.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full body for the style, feels pretty substantial. Crisp-ish on the sip, mildly dry finish. Fairly easy drinking, but would probably feel cleaner if it was colder.

Overall- Pretty good, better than I was expecting, in fact. Certainly not the best IPA I've had, but it hits all the right notes for an American IPA without being too bold. I'll look for it on tap.

Photo of yoitsarch
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of goindownsouth
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting IPA. A very light brew in color. The aroma is not as hoppy as I would have liked. The flavor, on top of all that, the flavor is bitter and sharp. Very, very interesting. Still, I would try it again to see if I missed something. Worth a glance if you are looking to try something different. Prost!

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of climax
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle erupted when I tore the top off, but nonetheless it poured a nice tall bubbly head that faded quite slowly. The color was amber with good clarity.

The nose had abundant tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Honey, caramel and more sweet tones helped to balance it out.

The flavor was very good. The affirmative hop profile was full of pine with some lesser citrus and sweet tones. The malt had a very nice presence and kept things toasty and in check without stealing the show. Excellent flavor.

The feel was very slick and left a dry chalky finish. The body was medium with mild yet sharp carbonation. Real good IPA.

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of happygnome
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice brown color with about an inch of head that disappears slowly leaving sticky lace around the edge of the glass and top of the beer
s: piny citrus grapefruit hop bitterness balanced nicely with caramel malts
t: similar to the aroma piny hop bitterness hints of alcohol
m: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, this was a very nice beer i enjoyed it

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 razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a slightly,hazy golden/orange with a two finger pearly,white crown that dissipated slowly leaving considerable,sudsy lacing.

S-There was initially a modest,floral hop aroma that gave way to tangerine and fresh grass.Some citric notes were also present.

T-Citric hoppiness upfront with more tangerine and lemon.Good level of hop bitterness.Some mild grapefruit and pine notes on the finish and aftertaste.

M-Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.Crisp,clean and refreshing.

D-This beer has a great level of drinkability.If there was a little more to it,I would give it a 5.Overall,a great beer from a great brewery.

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of corysmith01
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of willjschmidt
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a rather light yellow color with a good head.

S: Citrus and pine, just as is should be.

T: I nice initial wallop of citrusy hops. It's a lot of citrus just like I like my IPA's. The finish is a little disappointing, very little bitterness and a bit thin.

M: A lot of carbonation, medium bodied.

D: A very good IPA, not the best I've ever had but certainly not a bad option.

Photo of perrymarcus
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(review from notes; sampled on 02/06/11)

pours an amber/copper tone with a healthy finger of off-white head; middling head retention and patchy pacing. decent looking IPA, if nothing especially noteworthy.

nose is citic-hoppy with some mild malty notes in the background. decent aroma, doesn't exactly get you salivating.

taste mostly follows the nose. grapefruit, zemon zest, maybe a subdued floral note. not getting a big malty presence, though there's a touch. hoppy bitterness persists through the finish. overall, a tasty and enjoyable IPA though of the unremarkable variety.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. good drinkability.

Photo of timoteo833
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.