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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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very good

1,174 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,174
Hads: 2,926
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 62
Gots: 335 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

IBUs: 65
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Reviews: 1,174 | Hads: 2,926
Photo of ejimhof
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best way to describe an Avery beer is smooth. Nothing is ever out of whack when drinking an Avery. This is a clean,not too hoppy,not too bitter IPA. This is the kind of beer to give someone just starting out on IPA's because it will not scare them away. Then they can move up to a Maharaja and find true inner peace.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, pours light golden amber, healthy carbonation, white head and lucious well develped lacing. Full hoppy nose. Flavor profile starts with a full jolt of grainy, resiny hops, and leads to grapefruit,honey and melon. Very dry on the tongue, luxorious in the finish. A fine hoppy, dry, crisp and satisfying american IPA. Well done and Brew on ! Avery...ah what a brewery...

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Photo of Gavage
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange in color with a 1.5" head. Some light lacing develops on the glass through the drink. The aroma is of nice floral hops and mild citrus. The flavor consists of a nice balance of sweet malt and floral hops, rounded off with some orange zest and pepper.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy at the start, with a short dry bitter finish. Drinkability is high, and overall a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Jersey into a Flying Fish pint glass.

Avery IPA pours out a very bright gold and that's it concerning color, a nice bright white frothy, dense inch of foam that comes down to a cap, minimal lacing. The smell is weak, this smells like a two month old pale ale, malt, grass, light citrus. The taste really revs things up though, a nice change. Citrus, some pine, tangerine, pale malt, not to much, this is quite nice. Feel is a sharp bitter towards the end, light bodied a little too much carbed but not over bitey. A nice IPA and one of the better Avery beers I've had. Adam just needs to add some more aroma hops, that's all.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice clear copper color that is crowned by a good lasting beige head. Aromas of citrus and hops waft from the glass as I pour it. A light grassy hay aroma (but only the good aspects), there is a decent amount of hop aroma to this beer. It is well carbonated, and gets quite lively when swirled in the glass. Great malt flavor that accompanies the hoppy flavor and bitterness. A malty sweet flavor with hints of biscuits and caramel malts. Quite a lingering bitterness in the finish. A good solid IPA, not quite over the top, which is good because you don't always want that. There is a ton of balanced flavors in this beer. Both the malt and hops are competing for attention, though the hops are the definite center piece. Definitely drink this beer on the warm side of cool, it allows more of the flavor to open up.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another beer from my beer run a few days ago, a 12 oz bottle reduced to a generous 99 cents. Small brewery, BIG BEERS is the slogan on the bottlecap. On to the beer:

Pours a light orange with good head and lacing. As one could expect from an IPA, there are plenty of hops to go around. A little malt profile at the begining, piney notes, grapefruit, and a trademark lingering bitter finish. Pretty much another pleasent American IPA in a field of satisfying IPA's.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.
Good small; citrus, hops, some malt
Head was small but it did lace throughout a bit.
Color: Pale gold, looked a bit unfiltered (or maybe my glass was dirty).
Taste: Good hops, sweet-bitter balance, citrus, metallic finish. Could have drank more, no prob.

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Photo of tempest
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’d call this an IPA initiator. It’s got a nice big hops flavor, but with a relatively mellow bitterness for the style. The hops are quite tasty with a tangy citrus backed with peach flavor. There isn’t really any malt to speak off, but that’s fine, the hops do well carrying this beer. Good appearance, ok aroma.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with cool 15th century Eastern Hemisphere map on the label, looks like something Vasco de Gama would use,

A: Golden yellow, maybe a shade darker than a macro lager, or a pilsner, but the head is amazing, thick and white, it stays around for the whole glass, and leaves excellent lacing.

S: Smells of hops. Tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple abound.

T: Interesting, this is a much softer IPA in the flavor of the hops department, the hop compounds definitely taste more fruity, and of more like tropical fruit and citrus than I'm used to in an average American IPA. A different take, but I like it a lot.

M: Chewy and resiny, medium-bodied.

D: A good IPA from Avery, I've had better, but a quality beer at a good price, and easy to find, I'm sold. Will please beginning IPA drinkers and hopheads alike.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery IPA

Pours bright copper, lots of head and sticky lacing. Looks like a good IPA.

In the taste, moderately bitter, grapefruit hops. Refreshing and a bit herbal. Malt is biscuity and does well to compliment the hops without being cloying. A pretty decent little IPA.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Easy to drink and went well with some chipolte bbq wings.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a decent white head that fades to a thin cap that sticks around and leaves some pretty good lacing. The aroma is of cereal grain,light malt, and some floral hops. The taste is nice and balanced between the malt and hops. A littlemaltier than some ipas, but not sweet. The hops could be a little more pungent in this one, but its a quaffable brew,medium bodied and relatively refreshing.

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Photo of Zorro
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear amber colored ale with a white head.

Smell is sweet malt and bread like with a little biscuit in there too. And of course there is a hop scent; this IS an IPA. Scents grapefruit and pine and a little herb too.

Taste is malt and bread and hops. Well balanced hop level that is strong without being harsh. Taste gets drier as you drink it, herbal and woody. Grapefruit asserts it self after a while. Tasty and not harsh at all.

Mouthfeel is good.

Super smooth and drinkable IPA here. This brew pulls off the IPA hat trick of combining strong hop flavor while avoiding harsh astringency and bitterness. A great all round beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing through out the drink. Scents of hops, citrus, and pine. The taste is very nice of sweet, bitter flavor. Nice aftertaste. Not as bitter as other IPAs, but very nice. Medium body. Very drinkable. A nice offering from Avery. Would recommend.

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Photo of Duff27
2.76/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dated 11229B6...fairly fresh.

A- One-inch white head on a dark golden beer. Plenty of effervescence rising to the top on the pint glass. Average head retention and pretty good lacing.

S- Smells bready, grassy, and slightly skunky.

T- Follows the smell somewhat although the skunkiness is muted thankfully. More malty than hoppy. Weak citrus hop notes more lemony than anything.

M- Medium mouthfeel, adequately carbonated.

D/O- Overall not impressed with this Avery offering. I wasn't expecting world class by any means but I wouldn't even considered this an "average" IPA.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars in Leura, Australia. That probably makes it grey as grey can be. According to the deciphered bottling date on the bottle, this was bottled in April this year, so not that old all things considered.

Pours a rather clear and light golden colour, with a fine head of white that persists in wonderfully streaking rings of lace. Carbonation is languid, forming streams of rather fine and slow-moving bubbles. Body is fluid and fairly light. Looks good though.

Nose is really very pleasant. Subdued, but flavoursome hops provide a little resin and pine, with a hint of some dusty citric characters as well. There's a touch of grain malt underneath, that provides a slightly savoury undertone. It's not as potent as it would be if it were super fresh, but it's reasonably good all the same.

Taste is a little more timid, and perhaps a little the worse for wear for its journey. Here the grain character is more pronounced, and it leaved the hops feeling a little bit flat and uninspired. Slight piney tingle sits on the middle, but this devolves to a rather generic bitterness at the end, mingled with a slight honey sweetness on the finish. Feel is smooth, and surprisingly, with a bit of weight behind it. Carbonation is nicely tempered.

Overall, it's a very drinkable IPA, even when a couple of months old. It's clearly well-crafted, and I look forward to having it super-fresh sometime. Until then, this grey-market import will do me nicely.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huh oooohhh! What did we find here...a member of the Zombie Dustlike family. This is very good IPA!!!! The appeance is a pale copper color that is clear with a thin white head that is lacing! The smell is hops...citric definitely....and some malt. The taste is very good...although the malt takes over too soon for me on the pallet. The beer clears the pallet clean and makes for a very smooth beer. I will certainly have this beer again if I can! Definitely worth a try for all you 3 Floyds Z'Dust fans.

***I just checked the website at the hop is not citric....which is a surprise to me....but Casscade, Chinook, columbus, and centinniel.****

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Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell indicated a resiny peppery hop and soft malts.

The taste featured a piney and resiny peppery hop and a very good soft grainy malt. Good doughy finish as well.

The mouthfeel was full and spicy with a dry finish.

Overall an exceptional IPA. Very drinkable and a pretty close to perfection.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear, pale orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S:Pine, grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit

T: Nice citrus, pine combo, with a mix of caramel and bread.

M:Body is good for a single IPA. Plenty of flavor on the palate

D: Easy drinking, tasty single IPA

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine one finger ivory head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, citrus hops, light orange family citrus. Flavor is rich caramel and bready malt, resiny pine and citrus hops, nice lingering pine and mildly citrus hop bitterness. Medium body with a a light creaminess. A quite nicely balanced and smooth IPA. Nice hop bill with more pine influence but good citrus too. Great tasting malt support body. This may be an older bottle, not confident about the store I bought it from; kudos for the healthy hop flavor is has been sitting for a while. Enjoyable.

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Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle, the last of my LS Avery trifecta.

A: The IPA is a pale amber color, a watered down orange that is several hues away from the bottle it came in. Several fingers of head have resulted in thick splotchy lace all around the glass.

S: The aroma has a light citrus hop aroma, not overpowering by any sense of the term. As the ale warms, the nose improves drastically, releasing more resiny oils.

T: The IPA is well-balanced, straddling the too-hoppy line nicely. Citrus and pine fiavors are forward, flicking at the tastebuds immediately. The oiliness seems to slide the ale into its malt profile, caramel with a biscuity dryness.

M: The mouthfeel improves by leaps and bounds as the ale warms, so give it some time. The oiliness of the hops nicely coat the tastebuds.

D: Quaffable, a good IPA.

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Photo of corby112
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, slightly cloudy golden color with a nice thick foamy off-white head that settles into a nice lacing. Has a slight hoppy aroma with hints of pine and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with a dry hoppy finish. Not as bitter or hoppy as I had hoped.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a clear, clear body and a thin layer of frothy ivory foam sitting atop. Not bad.

Smell: satisfying hop-centric aroma with a very genuine grapefruit-like character. Slightly sweet and very fruity, this smells fresh and refreshing.

Taste: light malt with a sweet-yet-slightly-biscuity character. That awesome grapefruit character comes over, although the beer is not particularly bitter. This is balanced and well-crafted.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with a low evel of carbonation; something about it ends up a little bit watery. Not bad, but could use a little improvement.

Overall: despite some textural issues, I like this flavor of this beer a lot. I would definitely seek this out again.

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Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly malty, some caramel. Taste is well balanced. Hoppy and bitter up front, a strong malt backbone, a bit of caramel. The flavors coming in layers. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a rusty amber-orange with a creamy white head that left a fair, streaky lacing behind.

S: a big flower boutique of citrus and lemons with light lingering grassy notes.

T: The initial flavor was rich, sweet malt, with a moderate level of hoppiness of pine and fresh grapefruit to balance things out. The hoppiness was sharp and pronounced and paired well with the big sweet caramel backing. On the fade and finish a dry hopping left a flowery hop residue lacing leaving the mouth dry anxiously awaiting the next sip.

M: medium with a nice carbonation factor that brought out the intense hoppiness of the drink.

D: A nicely hopped ipa that was very drinkable with sweet caramel and moderate alcohol making for a big experience.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12ozer bottle bought as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head above the clear golden brew. Head is resilient, with great lacing. Aroma is all pine and citrus. Taste is has a bit of a malt start, but that quickly is overpowered by the hops character, which seems to be more bitterness, and less the pine and citrus notes portended in the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit too to clunky with its hops character, in my mind, and drinkabilty suffers the same. But if you're in the MORE HOPS party, this will probably be more appreciated by you. Enjoyable, yes, but could be more so.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.