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

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IBUs: 65

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2002

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Reviews: 1,202 | Ratings: 3,106
Photo of thistle3189
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not a real common Beer her in Ohio, a friend brought it an some other samplings back from Colorado.
This IPA has a light straw color, with a strong head and good lacing. The smell is defiantly hoppy but not over powering. The taste is defiantly very solid in the style, but some how seamed one dimensional to me, the mouth feel followed suite been good but not really note worthy. I would like to try another so it is drinkable. Good thing I have one more bottal.

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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 iuhoosier336
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seems like I always have a few of these in the back of my fridge somewhere. A good IPA. The color is a nice dark golden brown with a large light head.
The smell is of hops and light citrus. The taste is light on booze even though its 6.3%. Good and bitter with a malt finish. A good IPA.

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

A - Pours to a creamy off-white two finger head with an amber cloudy body. Nice lacing.

S - Has a sweet floral bubble gummy aroma.

T - Initial bitterness but it doesn't bite for long. It lets you know that there's some hops in there. No bubble gum in the flavor. Getting some floral bitter-sweetness though.

M - Clean and tingly.

D - An enjoyable IPA that is worth having again.

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Photo of ihscout426
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a bright orange/gold color, but a thin head and not much lacing.

The nose nose was floral and grapefruit, but not pungent. More than just cascade hops used here.

the taste was bitter on the tongue with with a malt blance in teh middle and the floral and grapefruit flavors at the finish in the back of the throat.

A good session beer that I will pick up in more quantity when I can find it.

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Photo of mizzourah
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It's a light orange color with a touch of gold to it. The head was off-white, about one-finger thick. There is also a good amount of lacing.

S- Floral, citruses and hops.

T- I pick up the hops right away. They are floral with some pines and citruses, mostly grapefruit. It leaves a nice bitter taste. I would have liked a little more malt in there, but it's a very solid representation of the style.

M- Somewhat oily, leaving a nice coating on the mouth.

D- This is a very drinkable IPA. It has a good amount of hops and bitterness, enough for a hophead to enjoy. Still, it isn't overwhelming and I could easily down a few of these. A very enjoyable brew.

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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 mjvos
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark golden amber color with a very nice 2-finger head that leaves very good lacing behind.

Very pleasant smelling beer. Very fruity with citrus and maybe a pear or apricot smell to it as well. Sweet too.

The fruit comes through in the taste as well, but not a strongly as in the smell. There is a light hop bitterness throughout as well that is balanced by a malty sweetness.

Decent mouthfeel with a bit of creaminess. It drinks smoothly.

Overall, a really delicious tasting IPA that has a nice malty sweetness to balance out the hops.

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Photo of rrg1gb
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark gold / light orange, thick head that lingers for a while, but it's light on carbonation.

S - Deep citric aroma, smells like pine needles. This is the first time the brew acquaints us with US hops.

T - Strong grapefruit-like flavor, sharp hop bitterness, little malt flavor present.

M - This beer tastes like it's all hops! There's little going on with the malt, yet it's a bit chewy. It also tastes more carbonated than it really is.

D- This is a good, but very dry, IPA that isn't holding back at all with the hop profile. It could use a bit more malt, but it's still good. I just wonder if they could pack any more hops into the glass! Wow.

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Photo of Bartrob6
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass. wow! this beer is extremely clear and light looking. wasn't expecting that! gorgeous white head that laces awesome. beautiful beer for sure.

getting a bit of everything with the aroma of this beer. i can't pick anything out that dominates at all. floral, citrus, pine, fruity...no malt but who cares, its an IPA.

tastes just as it smells. awesome. very balanced (with different hops) pretty darn bitter too.

high carbonation is the only downfall i can find in this beer. but maybe it wouldn't look so good without it?

drinkable beer but if i had a few of these i'd be burping all night long.

very good beer. definitely worth trying if you like IPAs.

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Photo of CSquared
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

Appearance: Fairly clear copper pour with an average size white head

Aroma: Nice hop presence prevails, lots of floral and piney goodness

Taste/Mouthfeel: Well hopped, but not in a good way. I got lots of harsh lingering bitterness, would be curious of their hop bill. Fairly smooth but a little thin.

Drinkability: Average IPA for my tastes. Lingering bitterness was surprising from what I heard was a good beer. Will have to try again...

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Photo of BillHaverchuck
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice layer of foam, copper tones
S - vague floral scent
T - earthy hop taste, not overwhelming
M - smooth, not as bitter as I like my IPA's
D - very drinkable and balanced

This is overall a good beer. A kick back on the porch 6 pack type of beer in my opinion. Hoppy, but not as bitterly strong as I'd like. However, it is no doubt a good beer.

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Photo of konabrewer
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I truly find this IPA spot on.... One of my favorites!
Nice grapefruity, citrus nose that stays through to the end. They did not leave one hop left behind. I like the full body texture. A little sticky but hey... Quite refreshing for such a hoppy offering.
This reminds me of raging at "the Beach" (A-Basin) on the 4th of July 1997. We ski, we eat, we drink, we kayak? yep
Thanks for the memories and thanks to my mom for bringing me the samples from AZ

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Photo of tgdigital
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this IPA. Nice golden color with a fluffy white head. Good lacing down the glass. Big hop aroma from this beer, mainly floral with hints of citrus. Flavor is big time floral hoppy with some malt sweetness. Nice smooth mouthfeel not too light and not heavy at all, seems just right for the style. Very easy to drink a few of these.

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Photo of ironarrow42
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Dingle House Pub in West Chester, OH.

Appears bright golden-amber in hue with a slight chill haze and a thick head of dense barely off-white foam. Some bits of sediment (yeast? dry hops?) are visible floating in the beer. Nice hoppy aroma with some pine, citrus and floral notes. The glass felt pretty cold, so I let the beer warm a bit.

Medium body with a smooth, creamy texture and fine carbonation. Citric hops up front with grapefruit standing out, followed by toasty malt, more hops with a decent bitterness, some pine and floral notes. Hints of tangerine and lemon, and something else - maybe faint pineapple.The finish includes grapefruit pith. Nice, solid IPA with plenty of hops - more hops than Stone IPA, maybe on a par with BJ's Piranha Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Heavy foam sheeting on the glass.

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Photo of Hopalong29
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Semi cloud not clear golden, wife said it looks like piss (she's funny)Light carbonation, minimal lacing from a footed 1-pint Pilsner glass.

S: Nothing overwhelming here. Light hoppy, minimal citrus

T: Nice light hoppy, light citrus

M: No bitter after taste

D: Would definately do again

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Photo of GweedoeBRew
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Beer. One of my Favorite IPAs on the market... Thought it had a great hoppy smell. I tend to like a lot of the Avery Brewing Brews. I think that they are a great small brewery and I hope that their IPA continues to catch on in the New England area.

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

I had to drink this straight out of the bottle, I know that is terrible, but it happens sometime. That being said I can't comment on the appearance to much. The hop aroma coming out of the bottle was great, strong and full but not to spicy. The excellent hopiness continued into the taste but not with the same force as the aroma. Light malty flavors up front with a long smooth bitter aftertaste. It is bubbly and light on the tongue. Not a very complex IPA but a very drinkable one and I can say it is great out of the bottle on a hot day. Ill pick this up again.

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

Freely poured into a 14.9 nonic. One half inch white head, body medium golden.Big citrus smell, very lemony. Taste is very crisp and clean. Evaporates on the palate as soon as you taste it. As the beer warms in the glass you may notice a taste of grains of paradise and the head starts to look like egg whites with good lacing.

I like this beer very much. while it has a strong hop character, it dosen't taste like you rang out a pound of wet hops into it.

One suspposes that this ale would be indistinguishable from the fine brews that soldiers stationed in Victorian India would welcome with cheers as the English fleet slid into harbor at Bombay.

Grade B+ Purchased at Stony's-$10.99 6pack

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Photo of beerismysavior
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Blind Tiger

Aroma - Slight citrusy / floral character, mediocre hop presence, lacks a volatile aromatic release upon pouring, understated overall aroma.

Color - Pale golden color w/ slight haze, appearance is intriguing, seemingly light for the style.

Taste - Malty backbone with a bitter finish, wonderfully complex development of flavor. Potential use of centennials near the end of the boil or in the whirlpool?

Mouthfeel - Microfine carbonation, crisp finish, highly appropriate for the style. Background lends itself to a solid yet soft malt presence, very pleasing / "beerish".

Overall - I would dub this a "summer" IPA. Unusually light, crisp, and yet enjoyable all at the same time. Perfect for drinking inside a screened in porch.

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Photo of xcrunner78
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a copper golden color with a 2-finger creamy white head from pour. The head sticks to the side of the glass when consuming.

S: a floral citrus hop smell with hints of pine

T: hops all over the place...from a full force head blow to the back of the palate. Very citrus, with a lot of grapfruit with a bit of pine.

M: leave a dry citrus flavor on the tongue. Bitterness from the hops coats the mouth.

D: very refreshing. The light malt really balances the hops out. It is a bit of a session beer.

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Photo of alamere
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard, bubbled, american pint glass.

A - Beer looks great, pours a frothy head that leaves foam and lacing down the glass.

S - Very pungent hop smell, I love some pungence, but I'd prefer a bit more citrus in the nose. Not a bad nose on the beer, just a personal preference. The beer smells great.

T - Really a big and upfront deep, grasy hop pungence.. I'd bet from Columbus or Northern Brewer type hops... More of a pungent IPA than a citrusy IPA. Not a load of malt in this one, it's mostly a lighter and more pungent IPA. I dig it.

M - Really good mouthfeel on this beer, perfectly carbonated with a medium body and a dry finish. Solid summertime beer.

O - This isn't my favorite IPA in the world, but if you're looking for a lighter, more pungent IPA this is certainly worth a try. I've never tasted an Avery beer that I didn't like and this one is no different.. Quality. Period. The more I drink it, the more I like it to be honest... that's a good sign.

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Photo of THE-DUDE
3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It appears this brew has been around for quite a while, but this is the first I have found it in my market. Having lived in Ft. Collins many years ago, I was really excited to try this Avery. However, I am quite underwhelmed. The aroma is bready, slightly floral, with a bit of orange and pine. For an IPA it is more sweet than I had expected. The finish is very sharp, more so than I am used to, but not in a good way. I doubt I will be purchasing this one again. I give it a rank of around 40 in my top 50 IPAs (i.e. #3 IPA shelf).

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Photo of mudhoney
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden color with a nice ivory colored lace that follows to the end of the glass. With a floral/grapefruity flavor this beer is easily drinkable and something I could never tire of easily. A super hoppy and refreshing beer that carries flavor throughout.Has a bit of a skunky bite towards the end and a flavor that will stick with your palate for a bit. A great and light IPA.

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Photo of mafiasentinel21
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slighlty hazy gold. Pretty straight forward looking, nothing extremely intriguing. Lacing sticks nicely.

S- I'm really not getting a whole lot. It's like a malt with hop undertones. A little floral.

T- It's well done. A malty bouquet with a bite. Maybe faint fruit, but more of a floral nature to it.

M- Medium, fluffy, and a little dry. Pretty interesting.

D- I'd have another, but there's a lot of other IPA's I'd rather keep stocked.

It seems like this brew has all the right elements, but not the right execution of them. It has balance, it has character, and it has the right ingredients, but the real punch seems to be missing, which is pretty crucial to any IPA, even for non hopheads.

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Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
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