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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Photo of Schmittymack
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at my watering hole, Old Chi's Westy. Poured an orangeish color with a nice foamy head that hung around for a bit. Aroma of biscuts, citrus, and mowed lawn. Taste was citrusy with some malt and biscuts and some spice with a nice hop bitterness on the finish. Even doing this out of the "metallic" stein at Old Chi's, this is still a quite enjoyable brew.

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Photo of vangambrel
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love how bitter this beer is. It was served at one of my favorite restaurants. I loved to get it, but since I'm in TN I no longer can. Bummer. This is one of the best beers I've ever had. I used to get it whenever and wherever I could! Try it if you can, you won't be sad you did!

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Great lacing, noticeable carbonation.
The smell is biscuity with some floral and grassy hops.
The taste is certainly bitter, grass and very herbal tasting hops start it out, the finish is of pale malts, not super balanced, but not bad.
The mouth is a little thin.
I am a fan of Avery but this didn't hit the top of my list of their brews. DuganA is a much better IPA in my book.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Groveland Tap in Saint Paul, MN. Poured into a pint glass.

A-Amber beer, clear, with only a moderate head. The head didn't sustain too long, but a smattering of bubbbles did remain nicely.

S-Not much to this aroma besides piney/citrus hoppiness.

T-Unblanced, aggressive hop bitterness, which should not surprise me in an American IPA. The hops were a mix of strong citrus with a bit of herbal, floral characteristics to go along with it. Malt flavors were near completely absent.

M-Medium body, appropriate carbonation level.

O-Accetable, in spite of being very ubalanced with virtually no malt foundation.

Sampled 3/11/11

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Photo of jdense
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Belmont Station, tasted during Avery IPA event, $5 for 3 4 oz. pours, 4.17.11.

Clear light gold body, some visible carbonation, 1/2 finger head resulted in pretty good lacing. Hops dominate the nose, tropical with some citrusy, lemon pith, resin. Taste mirrors nose, more sweet than resiny. Medium light mouthfeel, minimal effervescence. Fairly well balanced, but not all that memorable or something I would seek out again.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery distro rep was picthing their beers at a shop when I was there earlier today and he tossed me an IPA and a Rascal to check out, why not?

a - opened the bottle and filled my captain lawrence taster tulip. Poured a transparent orange yellow with a thin head and light carbonation. Looks a bit thin. Decent lacing.

s - Nice soft citric hops. A pinch of eartiness and a dab of bitterness. A bit sweaty/sticky, but not much.

t - Much like the nose, this is a soft flavor. Soft citric hops, even balanced malt presence. Finishes a pinch bittery.

m - Light bodied, easy drinker...not in your face hops, not offensive bitterness. Nice cross-over IPA for the non-craft drinker. Subtle.

o - Overall this is a pretty subtle IPA. The hops are not in your face and the bitterness is very subtle and not offensive as well. There is no bottled on date, but I imagine it don't get much fresher than a sample from the distributor trying to sell product? Pretty good though and a bit candied in the flavor dept. This would be a good introductory IPA.

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

Picked up a sixer of cans a while back from Total Wine -

A: Poured into a New Belgium globe... its a nice and bright orange, with an egg shell head that leaves some significant patches of sugary lace.

S: Piney and lightly resiny hop aroma, along with some dry citrus peel; a little bit of sweet caramel maltiness in the background adds to the depth; pretty much a classic American IPA aroma.

T: Mmmm - nice and bitter, yet with a touch of sweetness. Pleasant pine hoppiness followed up by some well balanced caramel malt legs. A little bit of herbiness and grapefruit pith towards the finish, too. Again - a good example of your standard, hop-forward American IPA.

M: Medium-bodied; medium carbonation. Nice and crisp and smooth. Good feel.

O: For some reason, I feel like canned beers are more drinkable... this is definitely an easier-drinking IPA, though. Very tasty stuff - another candidate for “best camping / fishing / beach beer” (the canned version, that is).

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No dating I can find on the bottle or label. Pours a clear, light orange/yellow body. Good one-finger white, creamy head. Nice lacing.

Nice aroma. Piney and citrusy hops. Maybe a hint of sweet malt in the background, but the aroma is definitely dominated by hops.

Great IPA flavors. Pine resin, grapefruit, and orange combine to provide a great hop flavor. Only a little malt in the balance, but that's OK. This hop profile is solid.

Solid brew overall. Would be a regular in my rotation if readily available in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Brewer's Outlet in Chadds Ford, PA. No bottle date listed (?). Poured into Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a clear pale orange color. Very thin off white head. Strangly, little carbonation. Mild lacing. The head fades quickly.

S: Some piney hops, but mostly malts from the nose. This is surprising to me. I wonder how fresh this case is?

T: Mellow hop flavor. Woody/piney hop notes and nice malt balance. Wish there was more citrus hops in there. Crisp finish though. Nice bite at the end.

M: Mild mouth coating. Liked that bite at the finish.

O: Another very drinkable IPA. I enjoyed it. Not the best IPA around but most certainly not the worst. Not as "citrusy" as described on the bottle label, but still goood and I would have again.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bought this in a 6 pack not knowing what to expect.

Pours a super clear gold with little white head.

WOW the nose on this smells of straight tangerines.

The taste is of very sweet citrus with a lot of bitterness on the back. You pick up the malt in the first sip then your tastes buds go and you dont get anymore.

The batch I got must be super fresh because I cant imagine the hops getting any better than this. Great IPA.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery India Pale Ale pours a clear light amber color with a creamy, white head on top. The foam dissolves down to a thick ring around the surface leaving behind lines and spots of lace on the glass. A steady flurry of bubbles rises up to the surface.

The aroma is hoppy with floral notes of tropical fruit. Orange, pineapple, grass and a touch of pine are all present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick on the palate, dry with a firm carbonated fizz. The flavor is like the aroma with hoppy tropical notes of grapefruit and orange with a little pine mixed in. Good pale malt backbone with enough sweet caramel to balance out the hops. It finishes mildly bitter. Once gone the citrus hops linger on the palate.

This is a tasty, well balanced easy drinking beer. I like that it's now available in cans.

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

Poured from a 12oz can

A - Very light golden, very clear, good white lacy head, strong retention.

S - Hops and a grassy nose

T - Onset is very hoppy and dry smooths out quickly with a hint of maltiness on the finish

M - Mild with medium carbonation.

D - Good brew, could sip a couple of these with no problem

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Photo of mcallister
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

More of a lighter golden color than the Hop Ottin preceding it. Filtered, clear with a large white cloudy head. Long retention and thin sticky lacing.

Tropical fruit, lemon zest, toffee malt and cereal grain hits the olfactory quickly and firmly with some pine and floral hints making an appearance quickly thereafter.

The epitome of an IPA in my opinion. Well balanced, good carbonation, full creamy mouthfeel. Malt is a bit chewy and toffee driven with some biscuit on the finish. A melange of hop character then spaces itself out in the mid palate and finish. Tropical with some citrus in the middle leading into the pine and floral notes on the bitter moderate finish. Nothing that is going to thieve the enamel from your teeth but just so nicely balanced.

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Photo of Jparkanzky
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A) Has a very light "Pilsner" type light-golden coloring. Very faint head.

S) Doesn't have the "Hops across the room" smell of a much bigger IPA such as Hoptimum, Hopslam, etc. but the hoppy aroma is present, just not "in your face"

T) Bitter hop bite, without the dry hop after-taste.

M) Dry at first, typical of the style, then very refreshing after.... a pleasant surprise out of an IPA.

O) I think this is a good "refreshing" IPA, not your typical "Big" IPA that you would want to savor with the tongue, and taste for 30 minutes after finishing it.

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Photo of rrski198
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A very nice golden amber colored brew. Above average all white fluffyhead with some great lacing.

S: VEry floral and grassy. Mild biscuit/bready sweetness and lots and lots of west coast hops.

T: Taste follows the nose. First the sweetness hits the tongue and then a huge bitter citrus rind flavor. Fills the mouth with flavor and finishes with intense puckering feeling. No alcohol presense.

M: Spicy! Bitter, full mouth feel and carbonation makes the hops really pop. The beer feels "clean," as the flavors are really spot on and allow the body to shine.

O: Very nice offering. Stands above other ipa's but not life changing. I would purchase again as this is a quite sessionable ipa.

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Photo of uustal
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow/orange with a one-finger bright white head. Good lacing and decent head retention. Citrus aroma. Orange and lemon zest aroma. Taste starts off with citrus hops. Same orange and lemon zest as were in the nose. Little bit of grapefruit. Decent caramel and hint of toffee backing malt, but gives way to a bitter pine resign finish. Lingers well into the aftertaste.

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Photo of aval89
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark orange color leaning towards copper.. clear body with a solid 1 finger head.. tight bubbles that turn soapy.

S: citrus hops dominate with a touch of pine in there.. sweet malts pull through though..

T: hop bitterness upfront.. mainly orange peel & grapefruit.. sweet malts then come in with a slight almost metallic like flavor.. finish is sticky resinous hops..

Mf: great carbonation but feels a little thin in the mouth..

O: overall a solid IPA from Avery. Easy drinker with great flavors ..

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Photo of jboucher
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Clear amber hue. Nice fluffy head with excellent retention. The head looks like that of ice-cream on top of a root beer float. Fantastic sticky lacing that forms rings down the glass with little pockets of air bubbles. Abundant carbonation.

Smell: Hop and malt balance in the nose. Citrus fruits (grapefruit and orange). Caramel scents from the malts. Slight hints of pineapple. Very floral with a light biscuit note.

Taste: Short malty arrival followed by a very nice dry hop punch. Good hop profile. Citrusy tangerine notes. Orange peel is what comes to mind drinking this. Bitter and tart. Lots of carbonation makes for a lingering refreshing spiced-citrus finish. Becomes more bitter as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied. The highly carbonated beer blends well with the bitter hops. Dry, crisp, and refreshing.

Ending notes: Overall this is a very nice IPA. I would recommend this to the typical hop head. Nicely done, Avery!

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Photo of Reaper16
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can served into a pint glass

Pours a typical orange color with some more amber overtones. A finger or so of what foam caps the beer off. There's nothing wrong with this IPA's appearance. It just looks like the most average IPA you've ever seen.

Lots of grapefruit and orange zest aromas here. The malts smell more biscuity than caramelly, which is a little bit surprising. Again, straightforward stuff here. Not complex. Good though. Same with the flavor: it's straightforwardly grapefruit, orange, distant pine, and a malt profile that's balanced between crystal malt and pale malt. It's a hair thicker than I tend to prefer in IPAs, but nothing that the prickly carbonation doesn't help to sort out.

This is a very solid IPA. It doesn't amaze, but it executes its simple flavor profile. I'm glad to see it in cans; it'd be a great beer to take fishing.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear golden color with a thick pillowy white head that leaves nice lacing.

S- Some piney hops and toasted aromas.

T- Lots of hop bitterness upfront with flavors of pine, floral, and some lemon grass. A tad bit astringent with a resiny aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Overall a solid IPA but hard to defeat so many other great beers of the same style.

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Photo of Franz4
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a clear golden with a very nice, thick, bubbly head that settles slowly leaving lacing down the side of the glass.

S- Lemony with a touch of pine in the background.

T- Hop bitterness is accompanied by some floral notes, follows the nose nicely.

M- nicely carbonated, just enough to get the flavors out.

O- This is a nice beer, definitely one that I would turn to for a hop fix.

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Photo of PrivateEquity
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow color beer with solid head for an IPA. Very clear. Lacing is solid.

S - Floral citrus nose sets this beer up well. Ready for the taste.

T - Citrusy, Spicy hoppiness that lasts throughout taste.

M - Crisp beer with higher than average carbonation.

D - Very drinkable beer. With that said the current carbonation makes it a great beer. Medium body.

O - Sold IPA. Crisp and flavorful. Few flaws. Will visit again.

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Photo of Chizoad
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this at BevMo and happily picked up a 6 pack. Was not disappointed in the least.

Cream white head with decent retention. Very slightly hazy beer, relatively light in color but I guess I'm used to drinking imperial IPAs.

Typical IPA aroma, citrus and malts.

Tasted fantastic. Bittering hops perfectly backed by malt, and just a hint of funk in it, which I loved.

Good mouthfeel and carbonation, and overall a great IPA.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

There is a stamp on the label reading 11045B7 16:40261

A= Pours a nice clear golden color. A little light for my taste however. The head is a nice thin white color with some sticky lacing and a little retention.

S= The smell is nice stinky hops. Juicy floral hops I would say. A nice grassy note to it without much backbone to it.

T= There is a nice bitter floral punch to it. Not anything crazy or over the top. A little bit of a let down from such a highly regarded brewery.

M= Smooth and crisp I will say the lingering bitterness is plesant.

O= Again I say it's a bit of a let down but I am also somewhat blessed living in the land of Surly and Town Hall. I prolly won't buy this again but I am happy I tried it and would even say seek it out if ya can.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: light golden amber color with a decent creamy white head and good lacing onthe glass.
S: pine, lemon, caramel, molasses aromas
T: hazelnut like maltiness with a lemon pine hop and deep yeasty taste but all weak especially in the hop arena
M/D: light bodied but a little watery for an IPA. Good drinkability.

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