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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)

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 65

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

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Ratings: 3,141 |  Reviews: 1,207
Photo of busterwhite
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark golden/ amber Colorado with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of pine and a little citrus.

Taste starts off with hop bitterness, and like the nose some pine and citrus. Backed up by nice malt sweetness and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Good mouthfeel and carbonation.

This is a solid, well balanced IPA.

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Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tbern007
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber/golden yellow. Very impressive, thick white head that lasts, very nice lacing.
Scent is light pine, citrus rind. Pretty light.
Tastes of again pine, citrus rind (grapefruit more than others), mild malt in the background to provide a little balance.
Refreshing. Overcarbonated. On the verge of bitter but nicely done overall. I do think there are other IPAs, specifically of the west coast types, that are better than this but this is solid.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of GallowsThief
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A – Cloudy, light honey color on the pour with a half finger of stark white head.

S – Appealing citrusy grapefruit smell. Light sweetness.

T – Much lighter taste then the smell. Certainly a nice citrus and grapefruit taste. Light bittering hops as well. Trace caramel malt sweetness that balances it out. Tart at the end.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Refreshing. Nice and crisp on the palate. Bit dry at the finish.

O – Really solid IPA. Nice refreshing flavors. May fall short if you are hop crazy as it is not as biting as some. All told this is a damn solid brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly dark amber, moderate bubbles. White head is roughly about 1/3".

Smell: Scent of floral and extremely slight caramel. Wish I could rate higher but it is a little bland.

Taste: Mmmm, this is where it gets interesting, pine, light caramel and essence of flowers. No I don't eat flowers but you get that feel. It is pretty complex if you ask me and a taste worth trying over and over again, making you think if this should be an "Imperial".

Mouth: Well balance of carbonation, goes down smoothly.

Overall: Definitely worth keeping in your fridge as your "everyday" IPA. Pretty tasty if you ask me, you can't compare it to "Imperial" IPA's but 10 bucks for a 6 pack you can never go wrong. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of mattfungus
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A sweeter ipa with a golden/amber color.

Piney hopes but more white pine than spruce. Delicate and sweet.

A sweet aroma like mt hood hops or like a freshly opened box of fruity pebbles.

Good kick of malt, sweet malt and carmel at first mouthful.

Nice tingle as it leaves the tongue. Nice afterglow flavor, stays on the tongue for several minutes leaving with a sweet bitterness like aspen leaves mixed with sugar.

This one in which the label and holding up the bottle fool you. It's so clear in the bottle you wonder if the wrong beer is in their (is it kuurs?) but the flavor is worth savoring.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from undated bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a fairly crystal clear golden amber color with 2 fingers of nice fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing throughout.

S - A mix of citrus hop character with a musk aroma. Not all that pleasant but not terrible. A faint hint of biscuit malt on the tail end. Hints of tropical fruit and sweetness. The musk really distracts here.

T/M - The sweet malt is apparent first. A fairly pleasant biscuit malt provides a decent base upon which the citrus hop character builds. Grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit character. Medium bitterness. Not all that well-balanced, even for an AIPA. Medium bodied and fairly smooth, good carbonation. Lingering bitterness and finishes dry.

O - It had been some time since I had Avery's IPA so I figured it was worth a shot. I was fairly disappointed in the beer. I found the aroma and flavor lacking and unbalanced. With so many superior IPA's available in the state of Colorado alone I don't think I will be back if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-31-2011 18:47:51

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of TheDude88888888
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Avery's IPA in a glass stein.

Appearance- A nice bone white and dense, one-finger head. There is decent lacing on the side of the glass. The body is hazy and a glowing marigold with some lemon yellow highlights.

Smell- This is slightly peppery and has a little bit of a funk to it. These are some pretty subdued hops being used. It is not a bad thing. It just sets up to be a more traditional IPA.

Taste- This is not a very bitter IPA, but it sure has some great flavors. This has a little bit of citrus that was not really on the nose. It is a little bit grapefruit and a little bit lemon.

The malt is a little more forward than some IPA's and features a biscuit like flavor. The finish is long and has a slight grassy and piney flavor.

Mouth feel- This has a nice medium body and is pretty creamy. Very easy to drink beer.

Overall- This slightly subdued IPA is an enjoyable drinking experience. If you are looking for something that has a little bit of an alcohol bite, but is easy to drink, then this is the IPA for you.

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1/5  rDev -74%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,141 ratings
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