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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
3,144 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#10,135
Reviews:
1,210
Ratings:
3,144
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
458
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,144 |  Reviews: 1,210
Photo of HanTran
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +8.6%
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 +10.9%
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 erickc
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jnorris404
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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 SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UltimateJack01
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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 Pacioli1445
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeB
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,144 ratings
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