India Pale Ale (IPA)
Avery Brewing Company

India Pale Ale (IPA)India Pale Ale (IPA)
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From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,588
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,436
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.91%
Ratings:
3,206
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 22, 2022
Added:
Feb 08, 2002
Wants:
  75
Gots:
  472
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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz can

The look is a light amber to gold, with a very light haze, almost crystal clear. On the pour there was a nice 2 finger head which slowly dissapates into a medium thin cap that leaves lacing. Good looking

Smell is resinous and piney with a hint of grapefruit. Not a lot of beer smell it's largely covered by the hops but some malt sweetness gets through. Its a very nice smell, definitely an ipa.

Taste is a bit different than the smell but it's very similar. Bitterness right up front. And malt residing solidly at the back. As the beer warms the citruis grows, and it becomes very grapefruit like, but still not juicy, very resinous. If I was more into hops I'd say it's a good refreshing ipa.

Feel is relatively light, but still present enough in the mouth to bring it to just the right balance of creamy lightness to keep it refreshing but full flavored and solid at the same time. A crafty afternoon work beer, but big enough to make itself known.

Overall am ipa right in the middle of the road but still somehow making its point without compromise. West coast with a splash of juice keeping it bitter, but not too strong and good for almost any time but especially as a refresher.

Feb 22, 2022
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cbrowndde from Maryland

Fizzy with coarse short lived head. 6.5%, resinous hops, Hazy amber color.

Feb 21, 2022
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Gipsy_Danger from Illinois

Pours a translucent gold. Piney nose. Strong notes of pine and maybe pineapple? Lacking the hop bite I was hoping for. Canned 12/3/21.

Feb 17, 2022
 
3.96 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Feb 09, 2022
 
3.99 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2021
 
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Nov 07, 2021
 
3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Jul 23, 2021
 
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 15, 2021
 
3.82 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Jun 08, 2021
 
3.88 by artf from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

12 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, big white head. Nice aroma of fruity and floral hops. The flavour is disctinctly hoppy throughout - plenty of American grapefruity and resinous hops, some malty sweetness in the middle, bitter finish and aftertaste. Quite good.

Apr 21, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear amber appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. Heavy dose of resinous hops in the aroma with a herbal note on the edge. Citrusy hop taste, dominated by grapefruit. Medium-bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. "Malty finish"? Maybe buried deep on the aftertaste. The only balance seems to be with the variety of hops. Crisp, bitter, lingering finish. Very drinkable.

Apr 21, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

Love it. Taste of the earth. Definitely something to come back to and a classic for me


Update: lmao I can always tell when I sound like a newb after revisiting something later. This is really average to me now like SUPER average. I'm laughing at my first review

Mar 18, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Just a touch less than clear with a golden color. Slightly off white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S---Resin, citrus, pine.

T---Orange, grapefruit. Resin and pine follow from the nose.

F---A little sticky. Amply carbonated. Medium plus mouthfeel.

O---A very good IPA. Simple and straightforward.

Dec 31, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by aggiearcher13 from Colorado

For me, probably the best traditional IPA in Colorado (tied with Comrade Superpower). It's everything the style should be.

Nov 01, 2020
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3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by barneyrubble from Colorado

A simple 1F soft off white head forms upon pouring from a can into a tulip glass. Streaky lace forms as you drink and the color is a nice gold at about 90% transparency.

The aroma is mild with some citrus notes and a bit of earthy roasted grain.

Taste starts with a dark hop forward light bitterness and then a smooth light malt fullness on the sides of the tongue. The hop note reminds me of lightly charred grapefruit pith, that has just a bit of mild astringency as it lingers. The malt is not sweet and seems to be there to add body and to tame the hops a bit. Definitely a hop forward balance, but not too bitter and not piney.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Carbonation is just a bit tangy and helps cut the mild astringent hop bitterness but it still leaves a residual thickness after the taste.

I was expecting a bit more dankness based on their description. It is a nice IPA that finishes just a bit thick for me. Overall a good beer, but it may not make it into my rotation as I am finding my palate more attracted to a bit more malt.

This ranks a solid GOOD as defined by BA.

Oct 14, 2020
 
3.87 by BlueSpader from Washington on Oct 06, 2020
 
3.25 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 18, 2020
 
4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
 
3.75 by Dazka from Italy on May 23, 2020
 
3.84 by BigMac59 from Texas on Feb 05, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Maxkelly9

Definitely shows its malty side immediately. As soon as you pour the malty odor lingers from the glass. Light on hops but heavy on character. Good beer. Not typical IPA

Jan 15, 2020
 
3.92 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Jan 12, 2020
 
4.73 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Dec 28, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by funku2 from Colorado

Well balanced straight forward IPA nothing added nothing missing.

Dec 15, 2019
 
3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Aug 23, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by tastocke from Illinois

Pours a pretty golden haze. No nose. Tastes very smooth, little bite, a little lingering bitter after. Solid ipa.

Aug 02, 2019
 
3.99 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Jul 17, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.

Apr 19, 2019
 
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Mar 29, 2019
 
4.06 by Hitchman from Michigan on Feb 06, 2019
 
4.1 by Walnut from Missouri on Jan 29, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

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.

Jan 27, 2019
 
3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2018
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4.84/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by ThePold from Virginia

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.

Dec 01, 2018
 
3.84 by Ssitron from Michigan on Dec 01, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Old school

Nov 11, 2018
 
4.04 by btbcolo from Colorado on Nov 10, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tomengdahl from Washington

To treat myself I occasionally buy an assorted six-pack. Hadn't tried this before and am glad I did. Delish! I will buy again.

Oct 26, 2018
 
3.58 by CESPY from Colorado on Oct 15, 2018
India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 3206 ratings