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RATINGS: 1679   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Amber color with smallish head when poured in a St. Bernardus tulip glass. Beautiful floral hop aroma. The flavor is a sweet floral bitterness that is just incredible. Nice dry finish. Had it again @ Blind Tiger through Randall, which I didn't care for. Had it again on Randall and still didn't like it.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
This IPA pours with an amber body topped by a thick off whitehead with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is bitter, hoppy and woody with soapy notes and, well, it smells like ass. The flavor is equally shitty and very bitter. Medium bodied and slightly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2004
great citrus aroma. wow, thick tan head poured out of the bottle. a little dark golden color, looks pretty good- smells way better. hops hops and more hops. this is good, i like this beer. not as good as lost coast ipa, but very good. smell is the best part of this beer. bottle looks cool too

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Pours a golden color with a dense off white head. The aroma is big and citrusy that screams off the wall hops. The taste is citrus hops all over the tongue with enough malt to give it depth. I say that is well-balanced for an IPA. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a dry finish. Drinkability is only hurt by its intense dry and crisp finish, the hops bruised by tongue, i think.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
I liked this IPA. Dark gold with little head. Stinky. I can't put my finger on it but a little bit of pine in the scent; very distinct aroma. Flavor is very hoppy with no sweetness. Lasting bitterness in the finish. Different than the usual American IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
This IPA, to me, had a very skunky taste. A golden light-bodied beer with thin white head that left a decent lace. Went down pretty smooth, but had an extremely bitter aftertaste. One of the hoppiest IPA's I've had. However, I probably wouldn't buy this beer again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Medium golden color with a medium head that fades too quickly. Sour flowery hop aroma. The flavor is fairly well balanced but a little weak on both the malt and hops to be top IPA material. A good Bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Draught @ Papago Brewery The beer an unclouded amber to copper color as it sets in the glass, the head is mountainous in size, creamy in texture with the color a beauteous light tan, the lace a diaphanous skirt to hide the glasses charms. Nose is dominated by the hop floral spiciness, cotton candy sweet, malt laden and a magnificent treat for the olfactory senses, start is ambrosial, nice malt presence, the top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is pesky in its acidity; the hops steal the show with their spiciness, droughty aftertaste that lingers on the palate, “WOW”! Another winner from this most magnificent brewery, that has climbed into my top three favorite breweries, right there with Stone and Alesmith, a must try for you hop heads and I must find some of this in the bottle to keep on hand as its just to damn good not to have in the old DBF!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Gplden beer with slight citrus floral hops. Lots of grapefuit but it is not well balanced with the malt, so the hops come out too assertive.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Pretty bitter - but it wasn't as balanced as I would have liked, and that affected the palate score. Nice copper appearance. Not bad


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