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

2,712 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,712
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 44
Gots: 196 | 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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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 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 tbeer40
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of supercolter
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A different IPA than I am used to, but a decent one.

Appearance is fantastic. Ginormous head with some decent lacing, cloudy orange-yellow.
Smell is very good, but just a touch too citrusy. It seems to overpower some of the other characteristics of the beer.
Taste is good. A bit thinner than expected, and hops don't really kick in until the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is too light in my opinion for an IPA.
Drinkability is quite good.

Photo of cowboy83
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of blbarnett3
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 Asics
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of timoteo833
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off, I love IPA'a with a map on the label.
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Nice white, foamy head on top of a clear, light golden body. Good lacing.
S: A smooth hop aroma. A bit bit on the mellow side.
T/M: A carbonated mouthfeel, a earthy hop taste. A slight hop spice is shown.
D: great taste, but I feel this is not the IPA I would be turning to often.

Photo of DRTBrewster
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of pat_usher
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of yoitsarch
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of GreenWBush
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its always a strange phenomenon when a beer you've been looking for for some time just shows up in your lap. Around here, Avery was always something whispered but never spoken. Next thing you know, everybody and their brother was carrying the Reverend and the other Belgian rip-offs in the Bomber for right around $10. Too damned much for the weak reviews it was getting. But after chatting up a local shop keeper about some delicious Ruination to be found on tap in a nearby town, he busted out a fresh case of Avery IPA and ESB for me to sample from. Soon, i'm guessing this will be about as ubiquitous as the Reverend and Czar. And much better.

Avery IPA is a light copper-gold color with a spongy 1" head that calms to a clingy lace-laden 1/4" froth.

The nose is sharply astringent pine. Slightly medicinally citric notes. Spiky, grassy, harsh hoppiness, like getting wacked across the face with a fresh handful of cones.

Fortunately, the medicinal nature of this beer was mostly found in the nose. This beer has a sublime "lost in the wilderness" hop character that gracefully segues into a majorly rich SNPA-ish maltiness and finishes with more hints of substantial huskiness and a fruity hop burp finish. A melting in the middle malt sweetness is observed.

Great substantially refreshing tartness that one pint cannot quench.

There is a ton going on in this beer, and I am still unsure if that is loud and brash, or simply a complex cornicopia of delicious aspects. I think its a little of both.

Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KornWallace
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy straw yellow with two-finger, white, frothy head that lasted several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and pine.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Grapefruit and pine. Malt really takes a backseat.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

O: I was a bit disappointed by the biting hop bitterness with none of the hop flavor. Other than that, pretty good IPA.

Photo of nhindian
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A - Pours a light orange, darkish yellow color with a fairly translucent body. Only about a finger's worth or so of head, with short retention. The lacing makes up for most of it though, as its very sticky and covers the glass with a thin lacing.

S - The nose on this beer is comprised of a melange of hop aromas, from the earthy to the pine to the citrus. A touch of malt support at the beginning, but not much. That's not to say that this is a hop bomb, however, as it doesn't blow you away. The finish has a hint of alcohol, and a somewhat soapy finish.

T - A clean drinking beer that starts with a caramel malt presence and streaks of toffee, setting the mouth up for the hops that come next. The earthy and pine flavors outshine the citrus here, but there are notes of grapefruit in the finish. Fairly bitter overall as well, which combined with the alcohol does detract from the overall makeup of this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels slick while drinking, but finishes somewhat dry. Long lasting bitter finish.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I enjoyed this while I was at the beach because it was a nice change of pace from the usual cocktails my family gets by the pool. Now that I'm home, I'm finding the bitterness to be a bit unbalanced and takes away from an otherwise solid taste profile. Nice hop integration that doesn't outshine the malts.

Photo of corysmith01
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,712 ratings.