Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) - Avery Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
10-26-2003 22:15:42 | More by Gueuzedude
3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
Dark gold in color, fairly cloudy. Thin head but very nice lace.
Fresh mowed grass was the first aroma impression I had. Hop aromas come through at the very end.
Strong bitterness up front. It fades nicely to provide a nice malt-hop blend. The swallow provides more hop punch. The carbonation is slightly high; the body is in the moderate range.
A pleasurable IPA. Worthy of purchasing a six-pack.
11-05-2005 17:53:56 | More by smcolw
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
08-08-2007 02:46:45 | More by Halcyondays
4.08/5 rDev +6%
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.
09-21-2004 00:25:54 | More by Gavage
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
Served on-draught into a weissbier glass. Reviewed from notes. Paired with chicken wings at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Colorado.
A: Pours a half finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Pleasant floral and somewhat piney hops. Clean malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma.
T: Piney and lightly citrusy/floral hops. Clean malts provide the unobtrusive foundation. Enjoyable but limited by its simplicity. Some nice cream on the open. Crisp and pleasant, but not subtle or complex. I do like it in a general sense, but there's nothing unique or special here.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Crisp. Some nice cream. Suits the flavours pretty well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to them. Adequately carbonated. Too wet; somewhat watery actually.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from exceptional. I like it but it misses the mark of a true balanced IPA. It's not bold or experimental. Highly priced to boot. I wouldn't get it again, but if you're looking for a decent little IPA to have with a meal, it fits the bill.
10-03-2012 17:40:53 | More by kojevergas
4.47/5 rDev +16.1%
07/30/05- Received via trade with Lostbearbrew.
Presentation- 120z undated bottle. Poured into my Shipyard pint glass.
Appearance- Golden-orange pour, 1/2 inch frothy head and average lacing.
Smell- Hops galore. Sweet candied hops, grapefruit hops and pine needle hops.
Taste- Another great brew! Tons of fruity and cotton candy flavored hops. Maybe a touch of pine, but mostly the sweet rot your teeth flavor hops. Mild malt background. More of a hop bomb than a perfectly balanced brew.
Mouthfeel- Average carbonation level.
Drinkability- One of the more hoppier IPA's I've had. Has a decent enough amount of malt to be just considered balanced. One of the first beers I would go to if in the mood for a hop fix.
07-31-2005 18:34:29 | More by GClarkage
4.3/5 rDev +11.7%
Pours a pretty clear yellow/orange color.. nice head that stays consistent all the way to the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing too. Smell is very hoppy (moreso than most IPA's). Taste is very good.... balanced and bitter, but not too strong. One of the better IPAs I've had.. if this beer wasn't too pricey I'd have it a lot more often.. but alas it is, and I can get comprable IPA sixers for 4-5 dolalrs less.
02-14-2009 23:14:24 | More by oriolesfan4
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
12-02-2008 06:29:47 | More by corby112
3.46/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
07-29-2014 06:41:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
5/5 rDev +29.9%
The CANQuest (TM) is rolling right along this evening, thanks to an end-of-the-school-year sigh of relief and my desire to rededicate my efforts to reviewing beers in a CAN. I bought some Avery CANs at Pinocchio's in Media and Onenote81 sent me some more, so they became the evening's focus.
From the CAN: "Hop Freaks Unite!" That reminds me - today is Flag Day and I am definitely interested in flying my Hop Freak Flag this evening. "Our IPA is an intense hop experience straight from the [CAN]! Settle back and savor the citrusy. floral bouquet and the rich, malty, yet dry finish. Brewed by hop heads, for hop heads."; "Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, hops, and yeast." Hell, yeah!
The Crack & Glug resulted in a finger-and-a-half of rocky, tawny head that immediately began to fall, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow that would have made both King Midas and Croesus envious, plus it evidenced NE-quality clarity. Nose was straight up hops, yo!
Understand, I copped for years to having a hops habit that elevated me above simple "Hop Head" status. I was given to putting hops pellets on my tongue and swigging an AAL for the rush (no lie!) and I had a hops jones at times that sent me flying into brewpubs while traveling around just to get at an IPA to quiet the chattering monkey on my back. I was following the hops reps around just to get a taste of the latest hybrid since the standards weren't getting it done. I would call in sick because I couldn't get enough hops to last me through the day. I was a sick individual until The CANQuest (TM) and its attendant steady diet of AALs and AMLs slowly weaned me off of the insidious hummus lupulin. I was cured, brothers and sisters, cured! Do you hear me? Until a night like tonight, when I let my guard down and Wham!, the monkey is right back and I am sucking down an AIPA like it is water and I am reaching for another and I ain't going in tomorrow ...
Whoa! Like, I said, nose was floral and minty/grassy and I was sent, man. Coming back down, the mouthfeel was meaningless as I just wanted the sweet, sweet taste of hops running around on my tongue and down my throat. Yeah, that's it, give it to me, baby! CAN't they just CAN hops extract for people like me? Why do I gotta go through this torture? It had a beautiful taste, grassy, minty, slightly piney and I felt like a hops virgin again. Finish was when when I sat back and started licking the lacing out of the glass. My sponsor is on his way over, but I think that it is too late. I'm filling a cooler with this, tooling over to Hops (not Skid) Row, picking up my buddies and we're going surfing on hops down at the beach. Look for us, we're the pasty guys all huddled around the cooler with our eye out for The Man.
06-15-2011 00:02:34 | More by woodychandler
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
Id call this an IPA initiator. Its 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 isnt really any malt to speak off, but thats fine, the hops do well carrying this beer. Good appearance, ok aroma.
05-25-2007 22:01:05 | More by tempest
4/5 rDev +3.9%
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
02-26-2011 21:51:07 | More by barleywinefiend
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
Review from notes taken on 6/23/10.
Served in a pint at Als via the beer gas mixture. Appears a crystal clear golden yellow color with a finger of creamy white head. Very solid retension with patchy lace clinging all over the glassware. Aroma is filled with a hop combo of citrus and herbal smells. Little bit of a grainy sweetness blends throughout. The taste of this brew is bitter with herbal hops upfront. Overall a light bodied brew that is modestly carbonated. Slightly crisp drying finish. Lingering aftertate of herbs and a biscuity grain character that imparts a bit of grassiness about the hops. Quite refreshing and drinkable.
08-17-2010 19:34:57 | More by stakem
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
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...
06-23-2004 01:26:58 | More by Billolick
3.53/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
04-15-2007 03:11:32 | More by Georgiabeer
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
03-01-2009 03:13:11 | More by akorsak
4.53/5 rDev +17.7%
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.
08-14-2005 03:28:43 | More by Zorro
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
02-04-2007 18:49:14 | More by DoubleJ
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured into a Sam Adams Sensory Glass. No freshness date.
Color is a dull carmel. Head is very fluffy and sticks around for a while leaving wonderfull lacing.
Aroma is of floral and citrus notes. Taste is quite similiar; very heavy on the floral taste.
Mouthfeel is bitter, smooth, and at the end it is bitter again. Leaves a dry taste in your mouth.
This is a solid ipa, nice and hoppy. A great representation of the style. I would recommend this one.
12-11-2008 01:27:52 | More by mothman
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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