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RATINGS: 1767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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In the 1700’s one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content perserved his ales during the long voyage to India (as depicted in our label) to quench the thirst of British troops. Today, we tip our hat to that historic innovation by brewing Colorado’s hoppiest pale ale. Avery IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty finish. Brewed by hopheads for hopheads!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
BIG grapefruit aroma & flavor. Really dry to the palate. A solid drinkable IPA but I don’t know if it would be the first IPA I’d grab off the shelf. A bit one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 trappist / yum! i haven’t had a beer in awhile and i grabbed the right one for a refresher. sweet and bready aroma; hint of pineapple, orange, pine, and bready flavor. good, smooth and easy palate. ahh, yes, an american session ale. UPDATE 3/19/05: snifter / mmm! pine burps!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1433) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light-orange with HUGE off-white head that leaves plenty of lace and tons of little white floaties. Aroma is of grapefruits and hops. Taste is light and fruity. Starts with a touch of sweet malts and the bitter hops quickly kick in. On the thin side. Toward the end of the glass the thinness is very apparent as this smells almost like swill beers. Not bad, but not worth trying again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Appearance is a very strong suit here; head and retention are spectaculiere. The rest is pretty solid, but not especially impressive. Mild flavor profile, slightly watery. A small step above Goose Island’s offering, but not a giant leap for IPAkind.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nice light amber pour with a lasting disappating white head. The body is a little light on the malt to balance the extremely hoppy overtones. The hops give the beer a grapefruit/citrus taste. Dry and bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Thanks to Wawood for this one! Pours gorgeous orange/amber. Aroma of fresh-cut equatorial pineapple and hibiscus flowers. Tastes like grapefruit juice with sweet orange. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced in weight, texture, and carbonation with this uberhopped monster. Again, thanks Wawood!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Light bronze with a creamy head and awesome lace. Avery knows how to give it’s drinkers good head! Mellow hops that are mostly citrus and flowery. Some orange and the crystal malts give a good backing. The grapefruit comes out for the citrus in the flavors. Nice hop bill. Again it is nicely balanced. The malts are not too pervasive. Tangy with a lingering maltiness on the tongue which finishes bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2005
This is a solid session beer. A great 6% brew that I could drink every day. Strong hop aroma. Light coppery pour with a white head. Taste is hop dominant, but still maintains a sweet malt backbone. Very well balanced, even as bitter as it is. This one’s up there with DFH 60 minute as far as NC beers go.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Wow...didnt expect this to ’pop’ as much as it did. has an even tempered nose with cascade hops dominating the olfactory’s. i was dying to get back to rate it so i cold see the abv...(not on the bottle.) not too much over the norm, and definately not up in the 7% with all those other ’big’ ipa’s . huge citrus orange flavor, some nice pine tree notes, and slight grapefruit/apricot feel. good over all contol of bittering at the back of the palate balancing very smooth and flowery . interesting, it never got too bitter even as it warmed. a great surprise and an outstanding ipa. why the hell didnt i buy more??

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Pours clear golden orange color with big, airy, quickly disipating cratery head. Aroma of stong sweet hops and grapefruit. Strong bitter hops bite acompanied with a nice maltiness. Give me the hops burps. The body is thin and a bitter lasting aftertaste. Strongly carbonated to give the hops flavor an extra kick.


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