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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
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 +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
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 -74.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass. A nice golden color with good head retention. Very nice lacing around the glass.

S: Hops and citus. Nice floral notes.

T: Good tasting, hoppy IPA.

M: Very nice. Not much carbonation.

O: Very good IPA. Another Colorado winner. I'll definitely enjoy this one again.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Avery IPA: Very clear golden color, with lots of carbonation for an IPA. Nice frothy white head, with good lacing. Aroma is on the milder side, but the fruity hops do make an appearance. Very smooth going down, with nice malt sweetness up front and a fruity hop finish. No bitterness to speak of. The Avery IPA is slightly better than your average IPA, worthy of a try.

I am closing in on one year of tasting and posting beer reviews on the Beer Advocate site, and with review #100, I will discontinue trying new brews. In these last seven reviews I will share some of the things I have learned over the past year from my beer experiences.

So why call it quits? I have tried over 30 IPA's, and they follow a bell curve. There are a few of my favorites, a boatload of average IPA's, and a few that are "less than good". So do I pick up a six of an unknown IPA when I can pick up a six of a tried and true sure thing? After trying 100 beers, statistically an unknown quantity is not likely to be better than my favorite IPA, porter, hefe or stout. So I am settling into a comfort zone where I will be sure. I have a stable of fine beers in the fridge, and be happy!

Upside of reviewing beers: It does force you to focus on the aromas and the flavors, and does deepen the experience overall.

Downside: Gone are the days of just slamming down a beer for the fun of it. The I inner critic, once on is hard to turn off. There is no going back!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no dating into a pint glass. The label tells the story of the IPA in a picture of a map with a red line around India.

A - pours a hazy golden color with an offwhite foamy head that recedes slowly into a ring around the glass. Lacing is outstanding.

S - Hops and light citrus. Pretty basic IPA.

T - Very sweet up front, but the hops hit pretty hard with bitterness. Not as much hop flavor as I would like, but bitterness is strong.

M - Overcarbonated in my opinion. The bitterness plus the carbonation bite make this one hard to palate at times.

O - A solid IPA that has a few shortcomings but delivers on most aspects.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can that says "hop freaks unite!" into a bells tulip.

A- pours a peachy gold with an erupting white frothy head that settles into a nice inch of head. Sheets of delicate lace fight for space on the glass. Iconic classic IPA.

S- juicy orange and crisp citrus are mixed with biscuit esque scents. Very nice aroma without one scent overpowering the other

T- tart and crisp orange that are followed by a heavy accent of toasty flavors. The finish is somewhat watery and perfumey. Well rounded IPA but could benefit from a more defined flavor

M- very light but also sort of creamy. The carbonation touches the tip if your tongue for just a minute and then it nellies quickly to a creamy feel. More carbonation would be welcomed to deliver more flavor

Overall a nice well rounded ipa. Not going to knock your socks off but will refresh and make for an enjoyable session beer.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,125 ratings.
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