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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Tballz420
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The body of the brew is a gold-to-lighter-gold color; nice, big white head topping it off. Fair amount of lacing. The scent is dominated by floral hops, accompanied by sweet malts. The taste breaks down into a fairly standard IPA- meaning dank. Great mix of hops dominating, again alongside some sweet malt. Hints of alcohol spice. Fairly thin body. Overall, as with most IPAs, pretty damn good.

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Photo of LutherBrau
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BostonHops
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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 citric-hoppy with some mild malty notes in the background. decent aroma, doesn't exactly get you salivating, but it's solid. taste mostly follows the aroma. 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 - no real wow factor.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. good drinkability.

originally reviewed: 02-09-2011

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ChugginOil
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery IPA

Poured feom 12oz can into a Maudite snifter.

The appearance of this brew is lookin' good so far. An almost translucent yellowish amber liquid settles with a couple fingers of white head. Rings of lacing are spread around the glass with a fraction of an inch between each ring.

The nose offers some confusing aromas. There is a sort of armpit scent that is anything but pleasant. The citrus scents are muttled together to host a clashing scent of hop offerings and an "off" smelling odor.

The taste is a bit more definable but still, an odd musky taste lies atop the fruity hop tastes. It is awkword at first but then as the beer warms, this taste is subdued by some bitter hops akin to citrus fruit, and some bready malt.

The mouthfeel is pretty damn smooth while still offering a decent amount of carbonation. Bitterness lingers and creates a dry feel throughout.

Overall, decent IPA but the boldness needed for a solid IPA is a bit lacking. However, it is quite drinkable and reasonably priced.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 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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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%

Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3,161 ratings