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 nickshep7
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent orange base with one finger white bubbly head. Head retention was very short, but a nice layer of sticky white lace remains. Typical IPA characteristics on the smell - some pine, lemon zest, and other citrus notes. Taste is similar to the nose with lingering pine notes. Mouth feel and drinkability remind me of a hoppy pilsner. A fairly light and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of ms11781
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz poured into a pint glass at Stars in Hingham, MA.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger off white head. Head doesn't stick around for long but leaves decent lacing down the glass.

Nose is pretty citrusy up front. Some pine as well. Definitely some sweetness from the malt coming through too. More citrus than pine or sweet aromas but pretty balanced.

Citrus notes come first in the taste followed by a decent amount of sweet malt flavor. There is a piny, bitter finish that lingers on the tongue for a bit.

Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Crisp and clean despite a somewhat dry, piny bitter finish.

Drinkability is pretty good. Nothing too impressive but definitely a beer flavorful enough to have a couple pints of.

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

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy golden-straw with close to two fingers of nice head. Decent retention and excellent lacing.

Smell. Bitter herby hops and a little citrus. Just a little pine.

Taste. Bitter, floral hops. A hint of light toasty malts and some white grapefruit rind with a long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium-strong prickly carbonation.

Drinkability. A decent drinker.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a slight head that dissipated quickly. No true lacing. Chill haze.

Citric rind hop aromas and some toasted malt and fruit. Hop dominant.

Nice hop flavor up front, balanced with some decent toasty malt, some sweet fruit, bread crust, and some...wow, I don't know. A spice? Floral? Something in the mix there in the finish. Good balance.

Medium body with enough carbonation.

Very drinkable. Not over hopped, and the bread and malt elements shine thru with just enough balance between sweet, toasty, and bitter. Very sessionable.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(review from notes; sampled on 02/06/11)

pours an amber/copper tone with a healthy finger of off-white head; middling head retention and patchy pacing. decent looking IPA, if nothing especially noteworthy.

nose is citic-hoppy with some mild malty notes in the background. decent aroma, doesn't exactly get you salivating.

taste mostly follows the nose. grapefruit, zemon zest, maybe a subdued floral note. not getting a big malty presence, though there's a touch. hoppy bitterness persists through the finish. overall, a tasty and enjoyable IPA though of the unremarkable variety.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. good drinkability.

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Photo of gopens44
2.41/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Decent frothy head that leaves behind a thin layer of foam that rides the crystal clear straw colored beer.

S - More malty than anything else, with just a touch of earthy hops peeking through towards then end of the single aroma whiffing session.

T - I'm not sure what they were trying to accomplish here, but I hope they had a better idea in mind. This one was more biscuity than anything else, with a bitter presence around the edges and a slight honey sweetness. The taste in my opinion was not only awful, but did not even remotely represent the style.

M - Thicker than the appearance would suggest with a high level of carbonation.

No. Not ever again.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a fresh, newly stocked can.

Crystal clear amber orange with a nice thick white head that fades a bit quickly.

Nose is medium assertive cooked fresh pineapple, indicative of an IPA but a hint more apricot or stone fruit and all only medium assertive.

Mouthfeel is actually inviting and it feels "good," feels well made and is perfect carbonation and balance.

Flavors are the real downfall here as the beer comes back with a nice clean grapefruit bitter finish.

Flavors are just not appealing. Dull and has a "stale" orange/stale lemon bitter flavor profile. The bitter profile is not bright or clean and it tastes like bitter spoiled oranges or even marmalade that's "gone bad."

Finish helps in that it's a bold bitter grapefruit but no brightness.

Not my kind of flavor profile. Most IPAs I've had from reputable places are simply better than this one. My opinion only.

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Photo of IronLover
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden yellow with perfect clarity and a strong, rich, foamy white head. Good head retention as the foam slowly settled to a thick white head that left thick sticky lacings on the glass. Combination of citrus and floral hop aromas with a bready, malty undertone. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Floral and citrus hop flavors are pretty evenly matched in the front with a malty middle and relatively dry finish. A touch of pine hop bitterness at the end that tends to linger for a while which detracts a bit from the drinkability for me. The malty and hoppy flavors combine nicely to give this IPA some nice character.

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Photo of lnashsig
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I will start this review with the caveat that I let this one sit a couple months in the fridge, and it was a big mistake. I'll re-review again when I get a fresh one, and I'm pretty sure it will make a big difference.

Poured into my Dfh snifter, pours a dark yellow color, very little head and very little lacing. Smell- nothing much here. I'm afraid that the nice hops aroma that was once there is now gone. Taste- hops bitterness, some malt presence, and then an unpleasant bitter residue in the back of the throat. Pepper? Mouthfeel- avg. Drinkability- as I mentioned before, I let this one get past its prime and I take the blame for what I know happened here. I love Avery and know that this would otherwise be a great beer.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A- a small hazy light apricot color. Not much head if any and no lacing on the pint.

S- apricot, orange peel, and pine hops. No malts and def hoppy-like IPA nose.

T- citrus and pine hops hit the palate and it is nice a combination. One does not overpower the other which makes it a good IPA.

M- hoppy and dry. nice bitterness here and it is light medium bodied beer.

D- If you have read my reviews before i am not a huge IPA fan but this is a nice one. I would say a top 7 IPA. I only drink the good IPA's a second time. i would buy a sixer anytime.

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Photo of dhowe
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Appropriately carbonated, nice head, lighter than some IPA's, very clear.

Smell - Good Smell

Taste - Something different here - not sure if yeast/hop selection but... good

Mouthfeel - Typical

Drinkability - Could session...

Interested to find out more about this brewery and other beers they make that I have access too...

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Photo of Fenris244
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow ambery color almost pumpkin like in hue. Minimal head, thick lace around the glass though

Citrus and hoppy aroma, lemon peel fairly standard ipa aroma

Tastes more citrusy than hoppy at first. The hops come through loud and clear after the initial taste. Sweet malt flavor on the finish, not enough to push the hop bitterness aside though, also leaves a mint like feeling as I exhale after a sip, weird.

Smooth and crisp mouth feel and all and all a very drinkable ipa

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A golden amber color. Great head retention and lace on the glass. Impressive.

S - Very hoppy, as expected. But sweet aromas. Maybe hints of citrus.

T - Excellent. This has more of the piney bitter hops taste. Grapefruit

M - Well carbonated and packs a punch. Very nice.

D - Very high. Excellent American IPA. Very good, will be drinking this again soon. Maybe right now.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly transitioned into a thin film followed by lacy patterns of bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose as well as some hints of pine resin.
T: Like the smell, citrus flavors dominate the overall taste, which has a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable.

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Photo of daveytheformer
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic Firestone Walker pint glass.

Pours a light hazy golden orange. Has a nice thin foamy head.

Smells like pine and citrus. Mild hoppy aroma as well.

Tastes crisp and a little bitter with notes of bitter and fruity hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin with great carbonation and a pleasant bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall a very good go to IPA. Very good and just hoppy enough to keep you coming back for more, certainly for the price.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz canned Dec 28, 2010. Quite fresh.

Pours crystal clear yellow/gold/light amber with a two finger white head that holds a good cap and leaves plentiful rings and webs of lacing.

Aroma is pine, citrus, floral hops, orange, just a touch dank. Good strength.

Flavor is pine and resinous hops, some citrus rind, caramel malt in the middle, finishes with good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium to high carbonation.

Avoided Avery IPA in the past as there weren't bottle dates and it was generally a slow mover. Had to jump on the fresh arrival of the new cans and I must say I'm quite impressed. Also props to Avery for putting a date code on the bottom of the cans! I'll be back!

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Photo of BB1313
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a nice transparent golden w/ a nice white head and decent lacing. Great hoppy aromas! I'm picking up alot of grapefruit and citrus. Tastes fruity and juicy with a piney aftertaste, slightly dry; nice balance. Nice mouthfeel, smooth and nicely carbonated; medium-bodied. Drinkability is great, very easy to drink, extremely smooth.

Overall this one stands out because it's so easy to drink. Great IPA from Avery!

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Photo of HOPPYKC
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. No bottled on or BB date.

Initially this pour left me a nice light orange to light gold colored ale with a solid inch of white think bubbly head. Opaque, so very hard to see through.

The smell is very fruity. I get grapefruit, orange, and lemon. All spiced with grain and hops.

The taste is great. I really like this ale. This is one of my top few that i could drink day to day without any problem. Lots of hops and citrus finish. Clean and dry with a bitter beginning and end.

The M&D are great as well. Very easy to drink and slightly thick, which makes it great to drink. Avery keep it up!!

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Photo of Rhynes2
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great hop taste to it. Very crisp and clean yet well balanced. Pours a light color with a quickly disappearing head. not much for lacing though. Some slight citrus notes but not overpowering like many other IPA's out there. The brewery boast that it's a beer brewed for hop heads by hop heads. While it is a very hop centered beer it's very well balanced as I said before. Not too overpowering. I probably wont be buying this one again though because i do prefer the overpowering hop flavor but this is definitely a good beer for those looking to get into hop heavy brews.

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Photo of 2xHops
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance looks good with typical color you will see in an IPA. The only thing that I wasn't sure about was the carbonation. It's my understanding IPAs generally need to be drunk as quickly as possible off the shelf. The head wasn't substantial, but hey, I probably didn't pour it properly.

I can't smell crap, but that's me. So, I can't attempt to espouse on this.

Taste - It fits the traditional off-the-shelf IPA that everyone should expect to have. The hops definitely comes alive, and it's plainly there.

Mouthfeel - Feels ever so slightly flat for me as opposed to some other IPAs I have drank. However, it's still good and drinkable, so I wouldn't knock on this too much.

It's definitely drinkable, but I usually like Imperial IPAs or those Double IPAs better. I know a lot of my friends don't like IPAs, so I don't think, for these people, this is drinkable.

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Photo of dcsoke
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Light amber in color with good head retention and clear beer.

S - Smells of floral hoppiness is great, very inviting beer.

T - Great IPA, good citrus and piney notes, and the bitterness is very well balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is decent, this definitely has a light body with a somewhat dry finish.

D - Easy going down, I could have a few of these without being overwhelmed. Then again that in and of itself states this isn't the greatest IPA I've had. Sometimes IPA's should be more memorable.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tannish orange. Pretty clear. Lacing is thin. Head is pretty decent and leaves a lasting sheen.

Smell is earthy hops and pine-cone grapefruits with a touch of apple juice. Typically IPA but smells pretty nice.

T/M: Good and piney. Plenty of lemon and grapefruit. Sweet fruit is light. Lots of hops with a good hoppy bite to it. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Quite a nice IPA.

Pretty easy to drink. Leaves me wanting another to be sure.

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Photo of patriot76
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Copper in color, nice head about an inch think which retains. Very nice lacing throughout.

S- Floral aroma all around with hints of citrus and lemongrass, maybe even a little grapefruit and lots of hops.

T- Starts off slow and is a bit subdued, then finishes very strong with hops and more hops. It ends with bitterness that lingers. Not much going on besides the hops. A bit short on overall taste. Finishes tart, like a grapefruit.

M- Strong hop flavor immediately to the back of the palate, then smoothes to the middle, then ends strong on the back of the palate again. Very dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

D- I would have to say that this is in the class of IPA where one is enough. It is pleasant at first, but you know by the end your going to have had enough. Overall an average IPA that for me the hops dominated a bit too much.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a orange/golden color with one finger of fluffy white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and light pine hops. Pleasant but not overally hoppy.

t - Tastes of grapefruit and citrus hops up front, with some definite bitterness. Also some fruity malts, pine, light spice, and light floral notes. More pine than the smell.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, bitter up front.

d - A pretty good IPA from Avery. The taste is a bit bitter and I prefer Maharaja (even though that's a DIPA), but would drink this again. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice creamy white head, very good head retention. Nice foam rings around the glass. The IPA is slightly hazy and has a apricot color. You get an average dose of hops that gives way to a slight note of citrus and finishes with a hoppy after taste. I would say this is a very average IPA. Not disappointed but not overly impressed. Prost!

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 3,127 ratings.
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