Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)Avery India Pale Ale (IPA)
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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: 3,157 |  Reviews: 1,212
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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Photo of Jesse14
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Color is a burnt yellowish-orange with a one-finger head. The smell is subtle and doesn't really take over your nose like it should. The hops carry the flavor throughout the sip. It's stronger on the pine and resin profile rather than the fruit and citrus. I prefer a little more balance in that area. If finishes with a flat bitterness and not as clean as I prefer either. Not a bad beer but not a good beer either. I wouldn't buy them again when there are so many others that are better for the same price.

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Photo of Duff27
2.76/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dated 11229B6...fairly fresh.

A- One-inch white head on a dark golden beer. Plenty of effervescence rising to the top on the pint glass. Average head retention and pretty good lacing.

S- Smells bready, grassy, and slightly skunky.

T- Follows the smell somewhat although the skunkiness is muted thankfully. More malty than hoppy. Weak citrus hop notes more lemony than anything.

M- Medium mouthfeel, adequately carbonated.

D/O- Overall not impressed with this Avery offering. I wasn't expecting world class by any means but I wouldn't even considered this an "average" IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

for avery, which is a wonderful brewery, this is by and large a non-descript ipa. pours golden and thin, weak vanishing head. nose is generic hops, nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary. taste is a weak ipa. its an ipa yeah, but for avery, this is lame. their maharaja proves they know how to do it, but this one just comes up short. also somehow weirdly filling, and not in a nice way. eh

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Photo of matjack85
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binhny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.79. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazy golden/orange color with a 1-finger white head that lasted about 2 minutes before fading to a rim. Lots of lacing.

The smell was of mild citrus hops and even milder malts.

The flavor is a mix of both citrus and piny hops balanced with some mild caramel and other malty sweetness. Not as hop assertive as most IPA's, but it has a nice flavor nonetheless.

Light to medium body with medium high carbonation.

At just 69 IBU's, this is not that bitter of an IPA, but it still tastes good and I enjoyed it. Maybe we should call it IPA Lite.

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Photo of BeerNutz324
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ap- yellowish amber and a bit hazy. decent head about a .5 inch or so. leaves nice lacing on the glass. just looks like a fruity IPA

Ar- I was right! faint hint of malts throughout and lots of citrus and pine on the nose

T- nice and fruity (grapefruit) and ends with a great piney taste. Not too much left in the mouth for hop oils though. Faint malt throughout and doesn't taste too roasty or too sweet, right in the middle. good balance between hops and malt.

M- good feel, light/medium body. Good carbonation

O- I enjoyed this beer. great IPA flavor with some nice citrus notes. Pretty damn good Avery.

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

Clear, copper/amber or lighter depending on how the light hits it. It's active and has a finger of dense white foam that lingers for a minute or so and sticks to the glass as it recedes and leaves very thick lacing.

Grapefruity and floral hop aroma is prominent, and joined and balanced by some malty sweetness.

Again grapefruit and floral hops melding nicely with the balancing malty sweetness, sans caramel, leaving it fairly dry. The relatively modest hop bitterness is able to gain some attention on the dry canvas. It even lingers a bit.

The mouthfeel is fine. Carbonation is good, the body is light/medium, it drinks easy and finishes pretty clean and dry, but with some modest lingering bitterness.

This is a very good single IPA. Most of the time I'm more of a Maharaja kind of guy. But this is a smooth, balanced, and flavorful example of the single IPA.

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Photo of Heatwave33
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Light orange and hazy with a slight white head.

Smell: A hop aroma but not as much as other IPA's. Also a nice citrus note.

Taste: More hops in the taste than in the smell for sure. A hint of citrus with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium coarse with a dry feel on the palate.

Overall: Good IPA but not in my top 5. I did like the hop and citrus tones.

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Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden / amber with a nice medium white head. Sweet floral citrus hops, some nice grapefruit and fruity notes and malt aroma fill the nose.Taste is sweet caramel malts, citrus, grapefruit notes with some nice earthy, citrus hops. Nice crisp medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some yeast flavor as it warms up, nice subtle citrus grapefruit notes and nice citrusy earthy hops ending. Overall a very nice, solid easy drinking IPA.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,157 ratings