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RATINGS: 1703   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2004
Frothy, creamy, white head. Copper see through color. Hoppy aroma--can smell cascade over everything else--grapefruit. Decent maltiness calances okay with the strong bitterness. Solid IPA. Aftertaste lingers with slight bit of alcohol flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2004
Poured with a golden amber body that displayed a slight chill haze. The head was initially about an inch thick and creamy, and settled down to a carpet of bubbles and left a good amount of lace going down. Lively carbonation was quite nice. The aroma was pretty mild for an IPA, with a floral, delicate hop smell that reminded me more of a Pilsner. Taste was very balanced with caramel malts, sweet and tart citric tones, and spicy to floral hop bitterness. It lacked the quintessential “bite” of an IPA, but was a very pleasant experience. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a dry aftertaste. An easy drinking IPA that has enough complexity to keep things interesting. Nice trade 123456green.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1296) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
The Avery IPA pours a yellow-orange with a lively, thick and sticky white head that laces the glass on the way down. A thin head lasted for the entire glass.

Its aroma is of strong hops with citrus / grapefruit notes. Very appealing.

The taste is huge on the hops! The hops balance nicely with the citrus tones. Not too long ago, I probably would have thought the hop bitterness was over the top, but now it is very nice.

It is medium bodied and very drinkable. Overall, an excellent IPA. It reminds me of Stone's Pale Ale, but I like this better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Pours a nice copper color with a extremely creamy off-white head. Lacing is very good. Heavy cascade hop aroma. Flavor is very citrusy and floral. Decent balance between malt and hop. Good body. A decent IPA.

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 (2088) - 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.


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