Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) | Avery Brewing Company

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)
3,140 Ratings
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: 3,140 |  Reviews: 1,207
Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mjw06
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden color with a tint of red and a fairly average head. Little to no lace.

A very fruity citrusy hop in the nose and a crisp, clean, light malt.

The can says "Hop Freaks Unite," but I'm certain hop freaks can find a much better place to unite. It's really not that hoppy, which isn't a bad thing unless, of course, you expected it to be. The hoppiness is light for style and carries a grapefruit note and light pine.

Definitely a good session IPA. But it was fairly overpriced when and where I bought it. Nonetheless, this is your better than average, less than great kind of beer.

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Photo of BeerMe42
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BuffaloBill12
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of garuda
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Innocentexile
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 20 oz pint glass

A-hazy pale yellow. little head that fades into nothingness

S-grassy/piny smell. not in-your-face but still pleasant

T-lovely bitterness with slight malt. Very good mouthfeel, not too strong, but not weaksauce. I dig it

O-I dig this beer. but what else do you expect from Avery?

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Photo of UnderPressure
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange-yellow with a nice, fluffy one-finger head.

Grassy, floral, green tea-like hop aroma.

Bitterness up front. Same hop character flavor as in aroma. I'm picking up a little malty character as the beer warms up.

Medium bodied with a dry, bitter finish.

This is my first beer from Avery. I figured this would be a good starting point. I've had better IPAs, but don't have many complaints here.

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Photo of droomyster
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the can: pours a hazy light golden body with a bright white head with excellent retention that leaves one of the most thorough lacing patterns I've ever seen. Aromas lean toward the centric spectrum, with a bit of pine resin and caramelly malts swimming in the mix as well. Tastewise, orange and lemon peel come through loud and clear on the front palate, with sweeter malt flavors like caramel apple hold the middle before piny flavors define the finish. For me personally, this beer manages to be simultaneously assertive yet easy and pleasurable to drink all on its own, no pub grub required.

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Photo of TobiasGoth
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A darker shade of yellow, bordering to orange. Looks rather carbonated, lots of fizzy bubbles. Circa one finger of off-white foam maintaining a stable cap for about a minute or so. The foam has small and big bubbles, looks creamy. The liquid leaves behind some syrupy and sticky lines on the glass.

Smell It has a strong musty and earthy smell like no other IPA I’ve tried so far. I picture a damp and slightly moldy basement. There’s a acidic and vinegary angle to the aroma too. Fruity notes placed somewhere on the dried fruits side, say peaches and apricots. Balancing the sweet fruits is a pinch of pine needles and grapefruit bringing bitter and aroma hops to the beer.

Taste The initial sweetness is a complex one, a multi-dimensional, I’d argument, bearing more a resemblance to honey than ordinary white sugar. I get chewed-on pine needles, pink grapefruit, passion fruit, elderberry and fur of a wet dog. A burst of bitter notes that fade in strength after 20 seconds. The bitterness is perfected in its intermediate way and the maltiness prolongs the flavors through out the taste. Bitterness and malt/flavors exchanging places interminably. Most of all its dry, dry, dry, not like the Sahara but more like biting on a dry piece of wood.

Mouthfeel Light-medium to medium built beer with a massive amount of tiny bubbles, popping and tickling. A very smooth and filling drink. A long, long bitter after taste.

In conclusion This is one heck of India Pale Ale. A wonderfully balanced brew with a dry finish. I don’t really know if cozy is the right word but I’ll refer to anyway. The balance is flawless. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Just a dryness that’s very appealing. Part of the commercial description reads “Brewed by hop heads, for hop heads.” Avery to that!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was light golden, like watered down apple juice. Fairly clear. Light, but lasting lacing on the top. Healthy amount of film on the sides of the glass throughout.

Smelled sweet citrus hops. Seems to be lemon zest leading the way with some tangerine in there as well. Some floral notes, too, but I’m bad at judging this. Hops came in late. Best part of the beer was the smell.

Really liked the complex balance of this beer. Sweet citrus led the way along with slightly bitter hops. Bitterness on the tongue after, but still very slight. Smooth beer.

Medium body. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Smooth and not overly bitter.

I really liked this beer. I think it was a tad too fruity or girly, but it went down smooth.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Slight copper hue to the slightly hazy gold. Head looks like it could be nice, fluffy and white, but I can't seem to get some.

S- Hops seem pungent and muted which sound weird but I understand myself. Strong, warming alcohol. Reminds me of cointreau.

T- Much like the smell. Alcohol is very present and warming as well but tastes good.

M- Nice. Kind of oily. Medium carbonation. Pretty full.

O- Very good. A basic AIPA but it has a nice rough personality.

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Photo of dbossman
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light golden hue with a steady two-inch, foamy, thick head

S: Grapefruit and lemon rind up front with mild sweet bready presence but primarily a oily and hoppy aroma persists

T: Great citrus hop bitterness up front: grapefruit and lemon and then some toasty, bready malts to kind of balance things out--but though the maltiness does start to assert yourself, this is still a hop-forward beer, no mistaking

F: This beer has a great chewy and sticky texture--you can feel the oily hop residue on your tongue

O: A great everyday IPA: I often forget about this beer but I shouldn't--it's awesome

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Photo of jacksonattack
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler.

Golden/bronze hue, not much murkiness at all. About a half-finger head. Lots of hops and a hint of citrus (I'm getting grapefruit) on the nose. The hops dominate most of the taste of the beer; high alpha acid American hop bitterness shines through, and some nice spiciness on the back end finishes it off. The mouthfeel is my favorite part; medium, but the bitterness and spiciness tingles the sides of the mouth and it still finishes really clean. A good session IPA. Definitely will be coming back to this one.

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Photo of stabzmcgee
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fruity and citrusy hops dominates the smell of the head. A grapfefuit aroma eminates from the head. Golden amber with sheer white head that disappears. Super floral hops with an amazing sweet sour combination with a grassy finish. Palate is slightly resenous with light traces of carbonation and a long, tasteful finish. Overall, one of Colorados top IPAs, especially fresh.

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Photo of znichols
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- straight clean orange color with a tight white head. The head sticks around for quite a while. Decent lacing. Looks like your typical ipa.

S-pungent pine and grapefruit aroma. Straight hops. Little to no malt aroma but the hop bouquet is entrancing!

T- straight dank hop flavor right away. A lot of lemongrass, spicy herbs, pine sap, and fresh cut grass. Somewhat vegetal, but mostly pine a citrus. Just a touch of sweetness in the middle and no alcohol. I really consider this an iconic ipa to some extent. Very exemplary of the american ipa style. The light malt bill really highlights the bitterness.

M- medium bodied and slightly high in carbonation. The abundant bubbles really open up the hop aroma though. pretty slick mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

O- this is one of my favorite ipa's to style. I liken it to sierra nevada torpedo with a little less sweetness and a little more varied hop flavor. Bitter with a lot of pungent hop flavor and little to no malt present, just like an american ipa should be. This capped off my night of avery brews (white rascal, out of bounds stout, ipa) and is my favorite of the three.

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Photo of beerismysavior
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Blind Tiger

Aroma - Slight citrusy / floral character, mediocre hop presence, lacks a volatile aromatic release upon pouring, understated overall aroma.

Color - Pale golden color w/ slight haze, appearance is intriguing, seemingly light for the style.

Taste - Malty backbone with a bitter finish, wonderfully complex development of flavor. Potential use of centennials near the end of the boil or in the whirlpool?

Mouthfeel - Microfine carbonation, crisp finish, highly appropriate for the style. Background lends itself to a solid yet soft malt presence, very pleasing / "beerish".

Overall - I would dub this a "summer" IPA. Unusually light, crisp, and yet enjoyable all at the same time. Perfect for drinking inside a screened in porch.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light apple juice color with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus/tropical fruits, and some citrus zest hop aromas. Taste is of toasty malt, citrus juice, and some floral and herbal hop flavors. A very mild bitterness quickly fades from the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a dry finish just like the can says. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops.

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Photo of Casey10
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a really nice brew so good to see more craft in a can.

Poured into a Portsmouth glass. Nice lacings orange/yellow body.

smelled slight pine taste slight pepper and some citrus mouthfeel stays with you for a little while .

Overall a nice brew gald I tried it and if I had regular access to it would definately rotate it.

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Photo of fox227
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: White, one fingered head, not much retention, some lacing, pale golden color.

S: Citrus and pine, some stone fruit. Very nice.

T: Soapy hops in the front, lemon zest and pine follows, finishes with a sticky sweetness that is subtle, as hops lay a slight dominance over the malt.

M: Hoppy bite, finishes dry, high carbonation.

O: This is a very well crafted IPA in the West Coast style. You know what to expect, and this one stand tall, but not quite in an elite category.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,140 ratings
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