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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass. Heading to Denver next week and hopefully a quick 20 min. ride to Boulder to visit Avery again along with Boulder, Mountain Sun, and Twisted Pine.

Appearance: A nice golden yellow with good clarity. One finger head has started to reduced and leave lacing on the side of the glass. slight signs throughout the glass of carbonation.

Smell: very citrusy. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple are up front along with some pine notes. Sweet malts in the rear to balance off the hop aroma a little bit.

Taste: A very nice blend of above ingredients. What a nice treat to come out of a can. The sweet malts are a little more noticeable and the hops are not as crazy as I thought. A little bitterness, but not annoying. Bitterness mellows out within a short period of time.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and medium bodied, smooth, and has a dry finish like the can says.

Overall: I have enjoyed this beer from time to time and will enjoy more in the future. Very nice treat and will hoepfully be visiting the brewery again next week. Last years trip to Denver included Boulder and Fort Collins. Boulder is a must for brewery lovers too.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Bought a single bottle at World Market in Round Rock.

I've never had this one...not sure why; it's really good! Poured a honey-color, a bit cloudy, but seemed to clear up as it sat. Lovely, fluffy head, left beautiful rings around my 512 IPA pint glass until the last sip.

Getting dank, wet hops (grapefruit, mango, pineapple, pine at the end). Good smelling brew.

Mmmm...why'd I wait so long. This is a very good IPA. The hops are not overblown by any means as there's still a bit of sweet malt on the back. Like the mango...reminds me a bit of a Maharaja taking a nap. Easy drinking, very smooth IPA.

I'll certainly buy this one again.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice 1/ inch creamy off white head with great retention and lacing. Glowing in the glass with a translucent honey amber color.

If you like fruit,especially citrus and tropical flavors this is a good IPA for you. I detect strong tangerine, mango and pineapple aromas. I also note distant peach. The menagerie of fruit is complemented by honeyed herbal tea. Delicate floral qualities and mild spice are also present. The malts are like fresh doughy bread.

The hops are the main event in this IPA. I taste an ale that is complex and characteristic. Imagine comforting roasted biscuit backed by warming resinous tropical hop flavors.

The hop profile is alluring both fruity and slightly sticky and bitter. The studied malt backbone enhances the drinking experience.

This sweet and refreshing beer ends with a strong bitterness. I consider this to be one of the best IPA's i've ever had. I wish it was more widely available in my area.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Pours an orangish amber with 1" of dense, foamy, white head that has great retention. The nose has citrusy and fruity with hints of grapefruit and pineapple as well as notes of pie crust and bread. The flavor profile is superb. Intense, delicious, bready malt backbone that holds well with immense hop profile. The hops are fruity, citrusy, pineapple-like, piny, and even a little spicy. There is just a hint of alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and very smooth.

This is a well put together IPA. All the flavors are well balanced and each one holds its own. It's easily drinkable because it's not overly bitter and has a solid malt backbone and citrusy character.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I previously reviewed this beer from the bottle and I enjoyed it but never revisited the beer. I saw a fresh delivery of cans sitting on the floor and I had to try this again.

Clear light amber color with two fingers+ of head that held on for a long time. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Is this even the same beer I had before. I previously noted an aroma of pine and citrus. This is catty and dank. Maybe this is what C-hops smell like extremely fresh.

The flavor is still one of the best in the American IPA crowd. Clean, hop flavor of citrus and pine. Dry malt base and moderately bitter. Suits me nicely. Tastes very fresh. Thanks for seeing the light and putting this in cans.

Very well carbonated for this medium sized body. Ends with a nice soft texture that does not lie flat on the palate.

Been afraid of bottles of IPAs of unknown age so that is why I hardly ever drank this beer. Now I have no reason for this not to be in my regular rotation.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,129 ratings.
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