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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

2,788 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,788
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 51
Gots: 237 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,788 | Reviews: 1,170
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Appearance:
Bright golden-orange color, hazy. Some carbonation. Beautiful rocky head, white color. Lacing is awesome on the glass.

Aroma:
Very piney in the nose, citrus, sweet malts.

Taste & Mouthfeel:
Piney-citrus hops, grapefruity, slight herbal. Sweet malts to balance it. I could detect some slight raw honey and tropical fruit in the middle. Light-medium bodied.

Finish & Aftertaste:
Very crisp finish. Bitter-sweet citrus aftertaste that lingers very well.

Overall Impressions:
Very original for it style. Well balance IPA.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Brennan's on University here in Madison.

Pours a golden amber with an everlasting cascade of snow-white foam that leaves a trail from top to bottom. Nose is dominated by piney hops, grapefruit with some alcohol in the finish. Taste is resinous and oiky with bitter, piney hops, a bit of citric acidity and a modest malty balance. Mouthfeel is medium but flattens rather expediently with the cascade of bubbles to the top. A solid IPA.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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

I know this has no effect on my review but what a great label on this brew the "eastern hemisphere map" rocks. Very clear gold color with a white head. hop/mineral nose which is constant but not huge. Nice lace on the glass follows your efforts. Wonderful bitterness base to the brew which is assisted by a great malt mouth. This is a solid IPA! Very drinkable. I wish it was available in my area of the hemisphere.

Cheers to mattmaples for the sample

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colored with perhaps a hint of orange in there with a nice foamy head. Nice pine needle, citrus hop aroma. Bitter piney hop flavor with a touch of light malt that balances it nicely. Flavor seemed rather tame and easy drinking for the style. Smooth and actually pretty refreshing. This a solid IPA I'd have no problem going back to. In a taste test, not quite as good as the Clipper City Loose Cannon IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served into a nonic glass from a 12oz. brown long neck bottle crimped cap.Thanks,to my good BA buddy Susdog for this beer

Moderate hop nose,very nice and complex mostly citrusy also piney/spicy/perfumy,a nice sweet carmelly maltness finds its way through all the hop aromas.

Very nicey balanced taste,with a sugary sweet maltiness and a clean,crisp citrusy,piney hop flavor. A perfect balance of taste throughout, leaves the taste of a sugar coated grapefruit lingering on the palate.

Very creamy and smooth mouthfeel,very pleasing,not as intense as a lot of IPA's out there,but very enjoyable,this is one I could drink all night.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Picked up a sixer of cans a while back from Total Wine -

A: Poured into a New Belgium globe... its a nice and bright orange, with an egg shell head that leaves some significant patches of sugary lace.

S: Piney and lightly resiny hop aroma, along with some dry citrus peel; a little bit of sweet caramel maltiness in the background adds to the depth; pretty much a classic American IPA aroma.

T: Mmmm - nice and bitter, yet with a touch of sweetness. Pleasant pine hoppiness followed up by some well balanced caramel malt legs. A little bit of herbiness and grapefruit pith towards the finish, too. Again - a good example of your standard, hop-forward American IPA.

M: Medium-bodied; medium carbonation. Nice and crisp and smooth. Good feel.

O: For some reason, I feel like canned beers are more drinkable... this is definitely an easier-drinking IPA, though. Very tasty stuff - another candidate for “best camping / fishing / beach beer” (the canned version, that is).

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,788 ratings.