India Pale Ale (IPA)
Avery Brewing Company

India Pale Ale (IPA)India Pale Ale (IPA)
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,109
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,446
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
1,220
Ratings:
3,182
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  75
Gots
  473
SCORE
87
Very Good
India Pale Ale (IPA)India Pale Ale (IPA)
Notes: A Colorado IPA with crisp, juicy, and resinous hops and a rich, malty finish.

IBUs: 65
Reviews: 1,220 | Ratings: 3,182 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color. Big, fluffy white head, good persistence. A good amount of lace.
Citrus and pine aroma.
Citrus and pine taste. A little caramel.
Nicely bitter. Old school.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost clear, light gold with one finger creamy head. Tropical fruit and citrus, with floral and pine in the nose. The flavor is more citrus and pine, with some spice and a little neutral malt. Sweet and bitter with a medium to full mouthfeel.

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Photo of ThePold
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm having this again and upping my rating. It's got a great sharp hoppy taste. Maybe Stone and DFH60 used to taste this way to me, but now they're not hoppy enough. I got this in a white can that says Colorado India Pale Ale, looks different than the picture. It's actually a bit old: today is 5-31-19, it was canned on 2-7-19. But I am in Washington DC after all, not the West.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper and cloudy with little carbonation, and virtually no off white head.

Smells of pine, caramel, red pepper, and bruised bitterness.

Tastes of caramel, sweet onion, pine, and a black tea like bitterness.

Medium thick body with very little carbonation.

Got at PS Market, drinking in Redding, Sept 13th, 2018. Decent, more old world style than new.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date

L: Nearly clear golden pour 2ith 2 fingers of foamy white head. Generous lacing.

S: Floral hops and tropical fruit. Semi-sweet.

T/F: Light malts give some sweetness. Tropical and floral hop presence mingled with citrus. Moderate bitterness to clean things up. Light bodied and crisp. Easy drinking... more tropical fruit at the finish.

O: A very solid every-day IPA. Great flavor and light enough to have a few. Avery rarely disappoints.

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

Out of a can at the ballpark, smell of pine and hops, strident ipa hoppy taste. Cool and refreshing feel, perfect for a hot summer baseball game. Very good,

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Photo of jadpsu
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. brown botte.
Pours a clear pale straw yellow, (no amber here) with a pure white head that has decent retention and superior side glass lace.
AROMA: Balanced out of the gate! Citrus, grapefruit and pine nut hoppiness and some lightly breaded malts.
TASTE: Yum! Citrus and pine resin, some orange and bread malts are all there.
Moderate to heavy mouthfeel.
Dry at the finish. This was to my liking. A good one!

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Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this brew up in a 12 pack of mixed cans. The beer is a hazy yellow-gold color with a wonderfully stable white head. The aroma is loaded with juicy, citrusy hops...some herbal notes as well. For the taste, there is pale malt in the front, followed by a taut bitterness. Full in flavor and strong in flavor. Satisfying mouthfeel.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out to form a thick off white colored head. Beer is golden with hints of orange.
Smell is of orange & grapefruit along with very dank and earthy notes to back it up. Smells like it has a nice malt backbone as well.
Taste is citrus along with the earthy notes which are almost like floral. Does has a nice malt backbone.
Avery hasn't disappointed me in a beer by them yet. This one doesn't either. (A)Very solid IPA.

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Photo of HanTran
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy sunny body with a hint of orange, a firm pour produces 1 finer head of white froth with good retention and very nice lacing. Strong nose orange peel, pineapple, sweet-tarts. Drinks a bit milder than it smells, notes or orange, tobacco, solidly bittering throughout, touch of alcohol warming. Very drinkable although it just misses finishing medicinal. Mouth as expected with an IPA, slightly slick and medium bodied, lightly carbonated,

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz CAN into a pub glass

Pours an excellent clear amber color with a spectacular, three-finger, rocky, foamy almost pure-white head with great staying power. Outstanding-looking beer.

The aroma is well balanced, with a solid malt foundation balanced with a ruby-red grapefruit tartness and a hint of piney goodness. Hoppy, but in a fresh balanced way. The aroma is rather muted, but well done.

The flavor is also a great study in balance and nuance. The backbone is malt, not bitterness, but the hops arrive as solid, not aggressive, and juicy, not piney.

The mouthfeel is solid but maybe a shade disappointing compared to some other aspects of the brew--considering how spectacular the head and retention were, the carbonation might be just a shade lacking. Still, it finishes nice and crisp.

Overall, this is a well-balanced IPA. Hop heads will revile it as too mild, but it's the way an IPA really should be--hoppy without trying to register triple digits on the IBU scale.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a slightly Hazy copper gold color with a medium creamy head that leaves a inch on top and lacing all around the glass.

S: Some grapefruit, and orange, a nice pine and earthy hop note, with sweet light malt.

T: Sweet orange and grapefruit, a strong piney bitterness and some dank hops, balanced our by a sweet malt.

F: Medium body some prickly carbonation but goes down smooth.

O: This is an old school west coast ipa that is very drinkable.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Piney, floral, citrus pith, crackery malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Pine, dank herbal notes, citrus, lemon and grapefruit, floral, light fruity notes, crackery malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Haven't had this one in years. Totally different experience now that my palate has adjusted to this level of bitterness. Still a classic, but not my favorite.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a hazy light golden yellow body that gives a one finger white foamy head, the head dies after a minute and a half and there’s a fair amount of thick lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The smell had grapefruit flavored hops, light malts. The taste had the grapefruit come back to add a piney punch assaulting my taste buds, no aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, sessionable. Carbonation seems to be smoother than most AIPA’s, but still good, not under-carbonated just good. Overall, this is a pretty good AIPA that I would come back to.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This decent IPA pours a beautiful amber tinged golden color with an
excellent head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thick pooling layer,
and features some excellent soapy lacing. Nose of the usual suspects---pine,
lemon, light breaded malts, and sweet caramel malts. Flavors follow the
nose with pine and lemon tinged hop notes tossed into a solid bill of caramel
and light breaded notes with a lingering piney hop laden finish. Nice mouth
feel; smooth, medium body, medium carbonation that is lively, and a bitter
finish that is balanced by a solid malt backbone.

Overall a solid representation of the style.

Cheers

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Photo of HellsRanger
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great pour with golden color and nice white foam. With a smooth semi sweet taste and aroma. A great everyday I.P.A. flavor and taste are very nice and grow on you with great results. Absolutely case worthy I.P.A.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can dated12/2/16. A hazy yellow orange with a white head that fades quickly.
Aroma is pine, citrus and sweet malt.
Taste matches.
Mouthful is thin, good carbonation.
IMHO, not much more than an average IPA. Refreshing.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Has a hazy blonde appearance, with a bubbly and soapy 2 finger head. The lace it leaves is extraordinary.

Nose is of some fresh hops, slight breadiness, citrus rind.

Flavor is piney and citrusy both, but a bit too much resin for me. Tons of bitterness on the finish, like sucking alcoholic grapefruit rinds, and touch of cracker.

Feel is oily and resiny, pretty carbonated overall.

Avery's IPA is a decent beer but for me it's just too resiny and bitter to be enjoyable.

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Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is heavy citrus and pine. The taste follows the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy copper with a short lived, short white head

Smells floral malty and citrus

Taste sweet malt and resiny pine with light citrus. Drier short finish. Lighter side of medium body with creamy feeling medium carbonation.

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Photo of BigGold
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing, Valencia, Calif., poured from 12-oz. bottle into tumbler. Befitting an IPA from neither coast, this must be characterized as a classic American IPA.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice offering from Abery. Dark gold in color with frothy almost meringue-like, creamy head. Smells of hops, citrus and pine. Nice tasting with flavorful citrus punch. Finishes well and hoppy with a bit of malt shining through. Medium bodied. Tasty beverage.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a tan gold. Nice aroma with orange and pine. Drying. Complex flavor with citrus in layers. Overall well-done classic IPA. I liked it and wouldn't mind another.

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Photo of bwood06
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a beer that was available in cans at Coor's Field in Denver during a baseball game. I figured this one would be a perfect Colorado Rockies baseball game beer so I decided to try it. This beer features a white, frothy head that dissipates rather slowly to a thin lacing, along with moderate carbonation that is easily visible. The beer itself is clear and golden amber in color. 4/5 The aroma is very typical of the american IPA style with pine resin leading the way. There is a bit of buttered white bread that showcases the malt as well as a bit of herbal hops that act as an undertone to the pine resin. The aroma is very simple and straightforward, but very good and enjoyable. 4/5 The flavor is every bit like the aroma with a very light caramel sweetness and buttered white bread leading the way up front before transitioning to a very strong pine resin and herbal hop characteristics that truly take over the flavor of the beer and are quite strong. 3.75/5 The body is fairly light with a light carbonation tickle up front that dissipates fairly quickly. Surprisingly smooth rather than crisp and drying throughout with lingering drying after swallowing. 4/5 This is a good western representation of the american IPA with pine resin being the showcase hop but with other notes that round out the hoppiness. Very refreshing but drying as well. Easy to sit down with and enjoy for a while. 4/5

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Photo of dacrza1
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE: July 23, 2016... OCCASION: a great pool day concludes with the end of Season Four of Game of Thrones... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... hazy, orange amber body displays a sensible carbonation... the two-finger thick white head sits confidently and creamily atop the body with dense clouds of lacing... melon, pineapple, citrus and flowery aromatics engage the senses agreeably--the crisp bread malts suggest balance, with the strength of an IPA... a strong, well-bodied ale, with a convincingly sweet aftertaste... caramel and bread form a substantial backbone for a beer with hoppy strength, slight spruce and grapefruit, melon, and pineapple--indeed, a worthy banquet of a beer... this one was worth tracking down, as it satisfies from start to finish, with a strong, lively, creamy body, a round array of citrus and malt, and a flavorful finish,,,

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India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 3182 ratings