Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 65

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,138
Reviews:
1,207
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
458
For Trade:
2
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Photo of adamette
2.45/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Served on tap at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio last night into a standard clear pint glass. Review from notes.

A Translucent orange/brown body with nice head with great lacing which extended the entire span of the glass.

S Not a big hop smell but it is primary none the less, some sweetness.

T Grapefruit hops in a much more intense way than the smell suggested to me. The grapfruit, as if I had chomped off a mouthful of it, was in the front, in the middle and hung on for far too long into the aftertaste. Any malt is totally eclipsed by the intense citrus bitterness of the hops. This is a one note taste and I am not impressed. About 30 minutes later I could feel the bitterness in the fluid of my eyeballs as if they were floating in this disagreeable liquid.

M Moderate to full with the tart of the huge chunk of grapefruit that I was chewing on and the reasonably high alcohol.

D Poor. It was difficult for me to finish this beer.

Notes: No me gusta. It is too much of a one note beer.

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Photo of mikefuski17
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of pmatz2
2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Light for an IPA Decent head retention. Light lacing down the side of the glass.
Scent - Can't really put my finger on it. One note smell that seems slightly off
Taste - One note taste Unpleasant Grapefruit (like there is to much rind mixed in with the fruit)
Mouth feel - Overall, Thin with a string bitter after taste. Can't taste the malt at all.
Drink ability - Had to eat something with this to finish. Did not enjoy this by it self.

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Photo of Jekster
2.59/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow to light amber color with a thick two finger pure white head.

Smell: The smell has sweet necter and citrus overtones. Grapefruit is a prominent smell along with star fruit. There is a slight pleasant cut grass aroma lingering in the background.

Taste: The beer has a pleasant light honey sweetness that matches the initial smell of the beer. There is a definite forward hop bitterness that tingles on the tip of your tongue and then lingers as you swallow. There is the slight hop flavor of lemon rind but mainly the taste is dominated by hop bitterness. There is a slight presences of alcohol esters that linger after the swallow as well.

Mouthfeel: The beer is extremely light on the pallet and extremely carbonated. I think the level of carbonation is borderline for the style and I personally would enjoy a bit less carbonation. It becomes almost bitey feeling.

Drinability: This is a beer for people that enjoy a nice lingering bitterness. I could drink a couple, but would choose other craft beers if I had the option.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I love a good IPA and enjoy bitterness. That being said, I would not seek this beer to buy again. I find that it is fairly one dimension with the hop bitterness and the aroma complexity does not follow through in the taste. I think the lingering bitterness would be a put off to most people who don't enjoy that aspect of IPA's. It's also a turn off for people, like myself, who enjoy bitterness, but like some other flavors to go along with it.

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Photo of BobMessina
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Couldn't get past the shit flavor.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.66/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A decent drinking IPA perfect summertime brew

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Photo of jdklks
2.66/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

having just drain poured a weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale, im hoping that this one can bring me back from the abysmal depths of poorly brewed beer. However, it is not looking or smelling that way...

it is transparent and golden, with a tinge of amber and a thin, spotty white head that sits atop the surface like lily pads on a pond (one bubbling island appears directly in the center of the over-sized wine glass that is the vessel for this unfortunate looking brew). the smell is perhaps more underwhelming than the appearance. perhaps they included hops in the brewing process. a quick swirl of the glass tells me that yes, they did indeed add hops; but the aroma of these hops is more reminiscent of the dry and dull characteristics of vegetables than of the citrus juiciness typical of the ipa. other than that, it smells a lot like the glass of water i used to wash out the taste of club soda left in my mouth after the pumpkin ale.

seriously, one of the most uneventful beers ive ever tasted. i would almost rather it be really bad, because then at least i could say something about it. its dry, not oily like it should be. the hops faintly linger in the aftertaste that resembles something like bitterness. up front and in the middle is nothing but a carbonated mess. ive treated my palate badly tonight. im sorry palate.

as concerns the mouthfeel, it is overly-carbonated, as previously mentioned. the drinkability is surprisingly low for an ipa, because it is just that dull.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.66/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 3/6/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a light amber orange body, creamy white head somewhat lasting. hoppy grapefruit citrus taste. very bitter. green tasting. very harsh. drying taste. Sweet grapefruity taste. Grapefruity dry aroma, bitter. less harsh tasting as it warms, more palatable.

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2.67/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of WillHops
2.69/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Everything about this beer is weak/ bland. Could easily pass for a pilsner.
Light color
Watery head - "lacing" if you will
Hops - no indication of any (at least not above what may be contained in a Bud
Mouthfeel is very smooth with zero hops bite
Taste is weak and watery that leaves as soon as it's swallowed.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,138 ratings.
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