Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +6%
Pours lightish amber, could be a little darker to be honest.
Beautiful nose, though. Grapefruit supported by peach if my schnoz serves me well.
Nice up front bitterness. Citrusy, pome fruit like quality mid tongue. pretty nice. Full bodied malt presence throughout. Caramel.
Good carbonation and a perfectly refreshing summer brew (95 today in E.L.)
This beer seems somewhat of a conundrum. The nose has that American, up-front dry hopped thing going on. Then, the drink is a nice, crisp bitterness, subdued and well supported by the maltiness. It's somewhere between English and American, leaning slightly towards American. Then again, I've been drinking alot of Stone lately.
06-24-2005 22:27:55 | More by nortmand
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
Here is a solid American IPA.
Pours a very clear pale color with a white head that sticks around for the finally.
Lots of citrus notes. Grapefruit it seems. Very floral in the nose.
Just the right bitterness that lingers well. Lots of hop pungency.
This is definately one of the better IPAs Iv'e had.
For an American IPA this one I will grab for again and again. Thank you Avery! The Lord bless the hop harvest.
12-22-2008 20:00:57 | More by hoplover82
4/5 rDev +3.9%
2007 vintage aged bottle poured from the 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours a clear golden with a finger of foam that clings to the sides of the glass. Not much in the lacing department.
Smell- Hoppy as it should be with a two row backbone. Hops full of citrus, grapefruit and pine.
Taste- Malt upfront, I would bet non-aged is more floral upfront. Floral hops are in the taste with a piney backbone. Malt balances the beer making it easy drinkin'!
Mouthfeel- Astringent with hops, bitter, light-medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth.
Drinkability- Smooth, easy drinking. A good everyday beer. I would buy a sixer.
04-24-2008 15:15:29 | More by blakesell
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass with a medium white head with some staying power. Smells of floral and earthy tones, however, it is not overly strong. Tastes of light malt that gives a sweet taste, and nicely balanced with floral hops. Carbonation is great, and a nice smooth finish for this light bodied beer. Overall, a very good beer.
05-11-2012 01:51:04 | More by cyclonece09
4/5 rDev +3.9%
A- Slight copper hue to the slightly hazy gold. Head looks like it could be nice, fluffy and white, but I can't seem to get some.
S- Hops seem pungent and muted which sound weird but I understand myself. Strong, warming alcohol. Reminds me of cointreau.
T- Much like the smell. Alcohol is very present and warming as well but tastes good.
M- Nice. Kind of oily. Medium carbonation. Pretty full.
O- Very good. A basic AIPA but it has a nice rough personality.
10-27-2011 01:52:25 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
Pours a clear pale yellow/orange color with a small white head that lingers for quite a while. It has a strong powder-dry hop citrusy/lemony smell. Im not certain it is, but it smells like it. After first taste, I would nearly go out on a limb and say it is definitely dry-hopped IMO. The taste consists of hops, hops, and then tapers into hops. Then you can taste a little bit of a dry grapefruit flavor after the hops die down. But this is waaayyyy after! It is light bodied and finishes ultra-dry. You almost need a thirst quencher after each swallow because it leaves your palate so dry. Is there powder in here? Hop powder no less ;-) It is a serious IPA in the hop category, but it lacks in complexity. I love hops, but I like to taste other things too. Different! Cheers!
04-07-2003 17:49:33 | More by BeerAngel
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a light, clear copper with a 2-finger white head that sticks around for awhile. Some lacing.
Not much to the smell, just some floral hops. The taste has a good IPA bitterness. Herbal, piney, flowery hops. Mouthfeel is really crisp & acidic.
This is a drinkable IPA--good hop finish with a bite.
03-06-2009 03:37:53 | More by theghost3
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.
The color is gold and copper and orange and the head is big and fluffy and doesn't fall easily, it's dense. The lacing lokos really good and stuck.
The smell is malty, smells like a barley field with fruit like orange.
The taste is so malty and full bodied, but the hops that seemed very bitter kind of get lost behind such a great big malty flavor so the IPA-ness is taken down a notch where it could've been greater than it is.
Mouthfeel is pretty good and smooth, pillowy.
Overall it's great and would make an excellent session beer, but it could use some more hoppiness and fruitiness.
07-18-2006 05:37:47 | More by Erdinger2003
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
pours a beautiful true gold color with a frothy white head. smells good, lots of floral hops and some piney citrusy smells as well. tastes GREAT. full bodied, with a delicious hop aftertaste. a very well done IPA mouthfeel is solid,
overall a great beer for a good price
06-17-2007 02:44:22 | More by 1fastz28
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
From my son in a mixed six-pack for father's day...
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a nice golden color with a decent 1 1/2 finger white head. Good active carbonation present. The aroma is sweet and citrusy with nice clove spice and pine needle present. The taste is nice and sticky with grapefruit and orange citrus up front and a nice spicy pine mix in the finish. Not much for malt balance in this brew, but in an IPA I like the bold bitterness. Light to medium body and has a nice pop from carbonation. Decent brew here.
06-20-2011 00:11:49 | More by WJVII
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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