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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: 3,144 |  Reviews: 1,210
Photo of Knoxrb12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Very nice pour of a golden yellow into a soft orange body. The head is off-white and frothy fading from a quarter to a trace, and leaving a nice lace behind.

S - Pungent blue cheese, hops, and wheat.

T - Smooth riding hops from start to finish. The beginning tastes a splint second which adds a bit of suspense. Then it gradually gains potency and finishes long.

M - It leaves and odd texture behind it, which I'm not fond of. It has a heavy start and a grinding finish.

~ In my opinion this beer is drinkable if only for its taste. The look and aroma are just added features. However, the feel brings this IPA back down to size. I guess I'm saying its average on a drinkability scale but if the texture were at least average. I think we'd have a real solid choice.

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Photo of ZachKelly
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can. Poured into a pint glass.
This IPA promises on the bottle a very hoppy, with the tag line HOP FREAKS UNITE! I can't say it delivered that to me, but none the less, it is a great beer. It pours a very transparent dark golden color, almost like a pilsner. There is a big white foamy head that is mostly gone after about 5 minutes but it leaves a very nice lacing as you drink it. It is much, much sweeter than most IPA's which is pleasant. The hops are not very bold upfront, masked by the very apparent malts. The mouthfeel is again, much smoother, than your average IPA. It seems more like a stronger, more bitter pilsner.

This is a very, very drinkable beer. I really enjoyed it. It has all the tastes you expect from the hop-filled IPA's but they are toned down. It's a strong beer at 6.5%, but it isn't a heavy beer. It is easy to keep drinking it.

Very different, very good.

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Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ybnorml
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very clean golden amber ale. Has a big creamy white head with a pretty lace. Aroma is a very assertive hops both citrusy and spicey. The flavor starts out with the same assertive hops character. There is a dry hop finish that has a light hint of toasted malt to round out the flavor.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of woodchipper
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of davegray
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Gaddabble
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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 NappyB
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ramrod666
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beestin
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aaronh
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber in color, it pours slightly hazy with a very nice head that displays excellent retention. No noticable carbonation trails in the beer give it a very rich appearance. As the head fades, it leaves a layer of foam typically found in malty brews. The aroma is very hoppy, with distinct citrus characteristics mixed with a hint of rose florals and a touch of sweetness that almost conjures up the image of bright pink bubble gum. On the tongue, the malt character of this beer is strong, with noticable sweetness evident through the balanced hoppiness. The finish is noticably bitter and very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is very creamy, with minimal carbonation. The only astringency is from the liberal dose of hops. The drinakbility is excellent due to the balance of the flavor. This is no hop-heads IPA. It is one for the masses of ale lovers everywhere. A solid, everyday IPA that should become a staple in my liquid diet.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color is copper, with a foamy white head. The smell is a grapefruity hoppiness. The taste is a nice strong grapefruit hoppiness with a nice hop oil in the flavor. Mouthfeel is oily. As for drinkability, could have a few.

A fantastic IPA from Avery. A nice grapefruit hop that coats the mouth nicely. Quite good, and one I'd be glad to see again.

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Photo of tronester
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden color. The smell is somewhat faint, but pretty pleasant. One of the best tasting American IPA's, rich rich floral hop flavor as you first taste the brew, then the toasty malt, and finally the perfectly bitter finish. An exceptionally well rounded beer, however it is pretty strong, perhaps not the best choice for someone new to the style. I was also rather surprised that the beer has 69 IBU's, the beer doesn't taste overly hoppy at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,144 ratings
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