India Pale Ale (IPA)
Avery Brewing Company

India Pale Ale (IPA)India Pale Ale (IPA)
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IPA - American
Ranked #3,414
Ranked #18,556
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
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: 1,222 | Ratings: 3,193 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.

Apr 19, 2019
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

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.

Jan 27, 2019
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ThePold from Virginia

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.

Dec 01, 2018
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patre_tim from Thailand

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.

Sep 14, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 21, 2018
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KLHBB from Colorado

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,

Jul 12, 2018
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jadpsu from Georgia

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!

May 15, 2018
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Suds from Missouri

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.

Jan 07, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

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.

Jan 03, 2018
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HanTran from Connecticut

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,

Dec 03, 2017
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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.

Nov 25, 2017
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Parmesan from Colorado

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.

Nov 23, 2017
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RyanK252 from California

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.

Aug 19, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 05, 2017
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

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.


Apr 25, 2017
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HellsRanger from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 05, 2017
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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.

Mar 02, 2017
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hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Feb 22, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

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.

Feb 14, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

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.

Jan 16, 2017
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BigGold from Mississippi

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.

Oct 21, 2016
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NastyNorseman from New York

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.

Oct 04, 2016
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