Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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IBUs: 65

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

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Reviews: 1,204 | Ratings: 3,116
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "canned date" 3-8-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, copper color with one finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: very faint to the nose, bread, flowers, pineapple and grapefruit citrus.

TASTE: initially sweet honey then pineapple and grapefruit citrus with a slight piney finish.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very balanced beer, I enjoyed this and would buy it again, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a balanced, citrus forward IPA.

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Photo of Strike00
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: fairly clear golden amber with a head that dissipates quickly
S: smells hoppy and slightly sweet. Not an overpowering smell.
T: the sweetness that was in the smell was not there. Piney bitter hops with the underlying taste of alcohol.
F: smooth and dry with below average carbonation for the style IMO

O: Not bad. Bought a six pack of it but don't think I'll revisit after those are gone.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy deep golden color with white head. Aroma has a very distinct hop profile with grassy/herbal/heather notes. Taste starts with sweet citrus fruits, gets slightly astringent with herbal notes and finishes with resiny hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. It has a really interesting hop profile, quite different from the IPAs I had recently.

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Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Vinny’s Grill. Hazy golden/orange body, thin airy head. Fairly mild for an IPA. Enough of a sharp bite to put it squarely in the zone for the style. Light citrus notes, slippery, malts sneak in in the background. very well rounded.

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

One of the last vestiges of the ipa in a 6 pack, this was one of the better ones with large distribution. Amber colored, 1/2" white head. Dry hop aroma was heavier on the pine than most, still some citrus, tangerine and more grapefruit.

Taste had a little crystal malt giving it the color and heft, but still leans hoppy throughout. The pine lasts. Has a great drinkability factor, this isn't one of those 3 oz only beers, you can easily enjoy 36 oz of this in one sitting, without it getting monotonous or whatnot.

Good format though, 12 oz and cans.

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Photo of BigTerj
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in Spiegelau IPA glass. I'm personally partial to citrusy hops. This brew is heavy on floral/pine hops, light on citrus with a long lasting bitter aftertaste. Overall an average IPA. Nothing memorable or unique that would make me buy another 6 pack.

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Photo of BWED
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Pale blonde. White head is thick and dense. A little rocky.

S- Pleasant mix of pine and citrus. Juicy pineapple.

T- Sweet citrus, mild pine, and a little pith. Juicy and refreshing.

M- Medium light body. Juicy and bittersweet. Really drinkable.

O- Really nice beer. Drinkable but full of flavor. This seems to lean to the sweeter side of the spectrum rather than bitter. Juicy.

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Photo of Das_Reh
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip on 4/30/16

A = clear golden amber, 1 finger head, decent lacing

S = tropical, citrus rind and sweet fruity overtones, resinous

T = lemon candy, orange and grapefruit, slight astringency, fruity sweetness and nice resinous bitterness for balance

M = slick and soft-medium bodied

O = very good tropical-style IPA, and at $9.99 a good value for your money. not the best IPA I've ever had but tasty and solid. would drink again, glad I got a six pack. I prefer their Raja IPA but it was out of stock.

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Photo of moysauce
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a very slightly above average beer. Definitely more of a danky/resinous IPA. Not bad at all, just wasn't blown away. Did find it slightly boozy, which was surprising for something at 6.5%.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a big foam head, the lace retains.
The aroma is sweet; citrus fruit, orange peel and grapefruit. There is also caramel malt. The hops aroma, in addition to citrus, has a resinous quality.
The resinous hops flavored are evident upon first hitting the tongue. They are moderate and not overpowering. The citrus flavor are evident, as is a slight lemony and tart finish. I did not detect as much of the malt flavors that were evident in the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium to light, crisp and a soft carbonation that is just right.
A pleasant IPA, not a hops bomb, bordering on session IPA.Not the greatest but good enough.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint glass @ Zuma Roadhouse, Keystone, CO. A definite citrus taste that didn't quite catch my buds. Definitely not one of my favorite IPA's. It was a boozy beer that didn't really taste as well to counter act the bitterness. I probably wouldn't try again, plus Avery has plenty of other great stuff to pick up. I just wasn't feeling this one.

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Photo of TequilaTom
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a goblet. Nice hazy light amber/orange color. Off-white head that disappears but laces nicely. Smells of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, tangerine) and a little dankiness. Taste is bitterness upfront followed by tropical fruit and then light malts. Overall, a good solid IPA. Nothing to wet your pants over, but worth trying.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Comes in a slightly hazy gold color with rocky, eggshell white head that lasts forever and leaves sheets of lacing.

Smells ridiculously strongly of sweet pineapple juice, sweet oranges and tangerines, candied orange peel, yellow grapefruit, fresh cut flowers, and a little bit of pine and dankness.

On the taste, you get yellow grapefruit juice and orange peel upfront. Some lightly sweet, yet unobtrusive, malt presence, like crackers with a touch of honey. Then it moves on to the sweet pineapple juice, as well as some unripe mango and a little bit of honeydew melon. Then it finishes quite dryly with some soft pine and dank notes, leaving the mouth coated in hop oils that smacks you long after of grapefruit pith, lemon peel, and pine.

The mouthfeel is medium and slick, approaching creamy, with average carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

This is very good easy-drinking IPA that melds stereotypical West Coast and East Coast characteristics. It's like the love child of a Stone IPA and a Troegs Perpetual IPA. Bone-dry and citrusy with prominent pineapple notes.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid. Average. Good. Certainly better than a sharp stick in the eye. Nothing really special here, but it's a nice IPA that has all the marks of a well made (albeit not great) beverage.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

6 pk. bottles from Denver liquor store. Freshness is not at all suspect, but dating the bottles.cans is a very basic, good idea, Avery!

Pours rich gold color, with a foamy, lasting head. Good glass lacing.
Taste is clean, with some piney resin. Bitterness is clean, not sharp or astringent.....and lingers nicely.
A very nice recipe, well executed.
Having tasted several, less-than-memorable IPAs that nonetheless garner a "high-80s" rating here, this deserves to be in better company. A solid IPA, a definite buy.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Beef and Brew in Geneva. Pale amber with about two fingers' worth of creamy white head; which leaves faint streaks of lacing as it retreats down the inside of the glass. There's a faint trace of grassiness with a touch of citrus on the nose, but not much else. On the palate that profile gets magnified. Herbaceous flavors dominate with citrus notes complimenting them, creating what I thought amounted to an overall Thai Lemongrass flavor. There's enough malt for balance, which with a medium body makes this easy to drink. The finish is far more crisp and clean than I was expecting, which makes this seem more like an IPL than an IPA

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single can, can't find a date on it -- it says 12/21/15 when the grocery store seemed to receive and label it (here in Beaumont, TX) and it says "Happy Anniversary Chef Blackwood!" on the bottom along with a series of numbers. Hoping "15321, B1" doesn't mean it was made almost a year ago in March, but I digress.

Color is straight up gold and honey colored. Much respect for the pretty, shiny lacing. Smell is muted like many from the style I've been trying recently, but this offering seems more clean than your average IPA. Some varied hops with none taking an edge, a pine here, resin there, maybe even a tad citrus.

I like the way it taste and it goes down mega smooth. Certainly drinkable, I could have 6 no questions asked. I detect a bit of barley and breadiness. It is an above average IPA in my opinion, nothing extremely mindblowing but a really good drinker. It does have a way of wetting the pallet and encouraging you to drink more, faster! Haha. Another good IPA - quickly becoming one of my favorite styles. Detecting a noticeable addition to my buzz -- cheers to Colorado.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

had this on tap in a pint glass
pours golden to light amber with a smallish off white head
smells of citrus floral, malty and somewhat sour as well as it warmed
taste initially of malt and then citrus and caramel as well
feel is somewhat crisp and effervescent
overall this is a middle of the road ipa for me
i find i drink it in bars or restaurants that dont have a solid ipa line up
its not one i would seek out

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Photo of jmasher85
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious! I love Avery, and this is a creamy, well-balanced, multi-dimensional IPA that hits all the right notes and hits them well.
A wonderful head supports a warming smell of bananas, bread, stone fruits, and something slightly sour and citrusy. The taste is equally well-balanced. The hops are mild but the flavor is strong. A bit sweet up front and the a hint of bitterness in the finish. It's a light, gentle IPA that doesn't try to overdo the hops, just use them in concert with the malt. I could easily drink a ton of this and enjoy it all the way. While there is nothing earth-shattering in here, there doesn't need to be - just a great, classic-style IPA that nails the balance and doesn't worry about extremes, which is a lot harder than just citra-hopping the hell out of it like many other beers do.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a frothy off white head leaning towards cream that leaves a nice trail of lace.

Smells of citrus, pine and floral hops. There is a touch of tropical fruit notes as well.

Taste is a thick resinous pine hop bite up front that leaves a sticky thick mouth feel as it flows towards bitter citrus and a touch of tropical fruit sweetness - mango, star fruit - that leads into a slight hit of bready malt. Finishes dry with lingering bitter/sweet notes.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.86/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear light amber, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like caramel malts, pine, and light grapefruit. It's not a super bold aroma, unfortunately.

This is only like 6.5% ABV, but it's some got a bit of booziness to it, which is perplexing and disappointing. There's a definite noticeable malt backbone, and it seems to be stronger than the hops themselves. The beer is too sweet, with very little hop flavor, only a bit of pine and grapefruit, which is typical. Pretty meh for me.

This is medium bodied, pretty crisp, but not incredibly so.

A lower tier IPA for sure, here.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not sure of the age of this beer. has a nice, typical american ipa look, decent malts and some hops on the nose. taste is the same. worth a try but not an ipa ill look for.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - cloudy golden body under a finger or two of white, moderate visible carbonation, nice lace

S - citrus, floral, hint of caramel, touch of grains

T - big citrus flavors (lemon & grapefruit), tropical fruits, touch of pine, touch of pepper, conspicuous bready malt, hint of caramel sweetness; well-balanced and delicious

M - smooth medium body, medium carbonation; very nice

O - Avery makes a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Dawsonk
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into 16 ounce snifter.
Look: Very clear lighter color, no pulp.
Smell: Very earthy with lots of citrus.
Taste: Immediate grapefruit, with lots of citrus. Very bitter up front, sits on the tongue well.
Feel: Fills your mouth, very crisp.
Overall: Great IPA would highly recommend, if you don't like bitter grapefruit to your beer this ones not for you.

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Photo of colingaiser
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured slowly from can into tulip glass...

L: Effervescent, gorgeous and slightly opaque amber, with a thick and frothy two-finger head.

S: Heavy on the citrus and tropical notes ... melon, papaya, grapefruit, fruit juice blend. Slightly perfumey lingering notes.

T: Big citrus burst of grapefruit and mango with bitterness of melon rind, followed by notes of honey and slight caramely finish. Great balance.

F: Great mouthfeel ... crisp and tingles the tongue, but a little creamy as it lingers.

O: An excellent, citrus-forward IPA that has the character to distinguish it from its competitors.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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