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: 3,153 |  Reviews: 1,212
Photo of Strix
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yellowish-orange color, nice big fluffy head, good lacing.

Smells hoppy, of citrus rind.

Tastes of pine and citrus rind also.

Medium body, maybe a bit weak for the style.

Good solid IPA here, if somewhat average. Lacking the extra something that makes a great IPA, but I would have another. A good balance of taste and drinkability.

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

1000th review of this beer! W00t!

Pours a clear orange amber color with one finger of foam. Aromas is hoppy with citrus and grassy smells dominating.

First sip is... very nice. A very nice hoppy bitter kick that is preceded by a citrus hop flavor. As the beer warms, the malty sweetness comes through. Nicely balanced, but certainly on the hoppy side.

This one goes down very nicely, the bitterness and hop flavor is substantial but not overwhelming. Special bonus that this is in cans. Would buy again for sure.

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Photo of edchicma
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold with a beautiful head and nice lacing. Smell is citrus with yeasty undertones...mmmm. Taste is initially sweet with the hops kicking in at mid-palate...finishing with a nice hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit light and not overly harsh. Smoothness of the brew makes it very drinkable. A nice IPA.

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Photo of chcfan
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Briken
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange with frothy tan head with great retention and lacing. Citrusy aroma. Strong citrus, pepper, and a hint of pine hops with very little malt to hold them up. A dry, bitter finish. Smooth but somewhat thin with good carbonation.

I wasn't sure if this one was outstanding or just simple. Maybe just simply outstanding? In the end, it was a good strong hop character in relation to the malts but seemed somewhat subdued in overall taste. It looks absolutely perfect and is very easy to drink so it's definitely nothing to avoid unless you like more balanced IPA's. It's a good hop fix beer while being refreshing.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
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 Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Branlott42
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Morris729
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange amber color with a large creamy and foamy white head with good retention that eventually fades into a bubbly and very sticky lace. Nose is strong floral hops with some citrus notes. Light to medium in body with the hop oils creating a bit of a slick (yet also a bit sticky) mouthfeel. Taste is bitter, bitter, bitter! Loads of raw hop leaf flavors, hop resins and tannins, and notes of grapefruit rind. Bone dry finish. This stuff is very addicting and would make a great session IPA.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours glowing dark golden color. Slightly hazy with a finger of head.

Smells like big tropical fruits, musty, earthy, juicy hops, pineapple, candy like..big grapefruit

Nice hop bomb on the palate with more juiciness, tropical fruits, huge grapefruit again, some sweetness as it warms, malt with more time. Lots of bitterness, very nice.

Bitter and dry feel, enjoyed this one.

Fantastic well hopped IPA

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Photo of billybob
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dcisco44
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass with a medium white head with some staying power. Smells of floral and earthy tones, however, it is not overly strong. Tastes of light malt that gives a sweet taste, and nicely balanced with floral hops. Carbonation is great, and a nice smooth finish for this light bodied beer. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color, fairly light in hue. Nice foamy thick white head; leaves a good lacing on the glass.

Smell: Somewhat sweet and spicy hop-based aroma. Nice, but a bit too static.

Taste: Well-balanced with a spicy hops and lesser bready malts, with an overall mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and rather smooth, with a very light carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit stronger than the typical IPA, but it's not noticable. Taste works quite well.

Definitely an enjoyable IPA -- nothing spectacular, but if given the opportunity I'd definitely check this out again. Good flavor and comes out seeming generally balanced.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bmurray10
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of scottspencer
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sunset Bar & Grill

Pours a nice slightly cloudy yellow-gold in color with a little over a finger of off-white head that left some decent lacing. Aroma is mostly of hops, citrus (namely grapefruit) and pine aromas but a decent amount of maltyness to balance it out. Taste is quite good, lots of piney, citrusy hops in this one. However, it is still fairly balanced. The malts don't take a back seat and make sure that they make their presence known. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. In terms of drinkability this was pretty good. It was balanced and enjoyable and had a hop forward flavor profile that didn't overwhelm my palate.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,153 ratings