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 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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Photo of CrookedStill
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Light golden with a thin white head that quickly fades.

Hops! Lots of hops up front. A bit grassy.

Taste is much the same as the smell. Bitter hops up front with a mild sweetness in the background.

Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very middle of the road.

A decent IPA but I couldn't find anything that made it special or stand apart from the rest. Drinkable but wouldn't be my first or second choice.

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Photo of n2185
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear, light honey yellow with three fingers of white head. The head recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Oranges, grapefruit, and pine on the nose. Somewhat sweet with just a slight bitterness towards the end.

T: Some grapefruit followed by a good kick of grass and pine flavors from the hops. Slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness on the end that doesn't linger around.

M: Medium body and carbonation, the bitterness doesn't linger around so it goes down pretty smoothly.

O: Overall, a decent IPA. Far from great, but solid nonetheless. The fact that it comes in cans now makes it a good option to take to a friend's.

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

a: poured into a wide chalice, the ipa is a clear golden in color, coated with a layer of white carbonation that shows light retention

s: oily grapefruit rind hop aromas on a clean palate of pale grain malts, grassy hop tea, pine, tangerine juice, passionfruit, spicy-sweet kiwi, lots of quality resinous hop aroma, slight malt sugars

m: carbonation lively and refreshing but not abrasive, around light-moderate in level, with a light-medium body and crisp finish

t: the clean pale malt structure reveals a snappy grapefruit rind hop profile, pushing straight through a glimpse of sugar mid-palate, grainy and biscuity, heavily bitter citrus resin

o: a very nice ipa with a good amount of appealing hop character, simple and well constructed, the clean malts and refreshingly bitter finish make it quite drinkable as well

sixer picked up in Ft. Collins for the trip out into the wastelands, was pretty surprised to have not rated it in the past

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Photo of canoehornpoint
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown/amber with a thick white head. Faint aroma is possibly a bit funky, maybe fruity....hard to tell. As time went on, the aroma became a bit more pronounced, floral with some maltiness. Wow!! Taste is great and wonderfully balanced. Starts mild with some fruityness, then a nice balance of fruit, slight citrus and malt, finishing up with some dry bitterness. Very well done, everything melds well, the tastes all complimenting each other. Very light on the palate, especially at first. Very drinkable and overall a wonderful beer if you want flavor without any one flavor overwhelming the other.

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Photo of rawfish
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold into a Odell tulip with 2 fingers of white frothy head with some cling and considerable effervescent bubbles.

Aroma is quite perfumy, tropical fruit and pine predominate, mango and lychee. Interesting and some funk too, like wet grass or must.

Taste is really bitter up front, seems that more of the hop bill went towards bittering hops rather than taste. Malt bill seems to be a little on the heavy side, rather grainy and grassy, coupled with a pine resin hoppiness that doesn't dry very quickly.

Moderate body but with a carbonation that is seen but not felt, which I think helps this beer's drinkability some.

I've been on an Avery kick recently but this IPA pales in comparison to it's bigger brothers and most local selections. Pretty standard fare.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I stopped buying Avery a while ago except for the big beers because they are always stale...oh wait a can.

A: Super clear golden color with a finger of white head and some nice sticky lacing.

S: The hops are there but fairly subdued. That could be because it has been years since I have had their normal lineup. The hops are quite floral and bright.

T: Very well balanced without a real hop bite which is weird for Avery. It is quite tasty and has enough hops to keep you coming back for more.

M: A touch on the thin side. I want a touch more body out of my IPAs.

D: Super easy drinking and I love that they are canning now. Really makes so much sense since their stuff gets here 6 months after it is bottled. A nice easy drinking IPA. Good everyday drinker.

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

Appearance: Poured a nice light amber color that was very clear. Head rose nicely and then dissipated within a minute.

Smell: I wasnt sure what to expect. I am a fan of Avery and for the IPA was expecting a lot more than I got. The hoppy notes came through but it wasnt what I wanted. It had minor scents of pine, citrus, and some kind of funk.

Taste: Once again I was let down with this. It did have a nice balance of malt and hops but wasnt nearly as bitter as I expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a dry finish.

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: pale yellow orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: pine, citrus, grass, hops, malts

taste: grass, pine, hops, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

drinkability: very nice and drinkable IPA. This is the first IPA that I've tasted that is very similar to my homebrew.



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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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