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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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In the 1700ís 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 Coloradoís 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2004
This is a good quality IPA. Not the best Iíve ever had but I could enjoy one of these on a daily basis. Pours a nice copper color with a decent sized ivory head. The nose is a citrusy hop scent. With a smooth creamy texture and citrus hop flavors that arenít overwhelming. Simple but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
A decent IPA, nothing special but nothing bad either. Pours a straw/yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is floral and citrucy, with a bit of that cat-food hop smell I donít enjoy. Flavor is pretty sharply bitter, more so than a lot of IPAís. Flavor falls a bit flat in the face of the bitterness really, but it finishes dry and malty, which is pleasant. Like I said, decent but nothing special. Canít go wrong with Avery though!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Bottle Nice medium amber color with foamy head and awsome lacing citrus fuity aroma spicy tangy taste and finish. good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Gotta keep telling myself that Iím a Stoutie. But lately Iíve been enjoying so many excellent IPAs. My Secret Santa sent me two Iím anxious to try. Had this last year but before joining RateBeer. So, I had it again last night and loved it. Nice amber color with frothy white head. Aroma was the appealing grapefruity I associate with the style. Lightly carbonated and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was so very refreshing and clean and crisp and grapefruity. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Bottle. Mmmmmmmm....hops. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is of course hops, with some lemon and a little spice. Finish is bitter and very clean. For an IPA the hops are very subdued and mild. Goes down great. A very refreshing easy going IPA. I will be having this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2004
bottle. pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. strong hoppy pine aroma that i expected. not too strong on the hops balanced with a caramel malt finish. very satisfying leaves a refreshing taste. iím glad i grabbed a sixer of this(of course Lumpy will drink most of these when he gets here, the damn hophead).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Lots of grapefruit and pine in the aroma. Beautiful sparkling gold-orange body with terrific lacing. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a heavily bitter, heavily acidic finish. Medium body, creamy, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: hops bring forth a spicy astringency that Iím not too wild about.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Pours a deep golden amber with a nice fluffy egg white head and some great sticky lacing. Aroma is slightly medicinal, hoppy and finally dirty dishwater, also some peppermint and herbs upon second smell. This is a great over the top hoppy IPA with some very fresh lively acidity, citrusy zing and just slightly under-balanced on the malt side, but it works for it, as it comes through in a toasty, bready aftertaste. The finish is very crisp and dry, leaving you wanting more. Very nice and clean!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2004
On tap at Papago. Very good IPA. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Clear golden color, white head. Nice hop flavor, plenty of bitterness. Good malt backbone. Medium body. Overall, very well-balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 This brew was pretty good. Certainly not the best (there are others that are cheaper that i would recommend over it) but pretty good nonetheless. Pours a lovely light gold color with a head that truly lingered. Nose is of sweet and florally hops and at the same time a dry and spicy (almost corianderlike) spiciness. eminataing from the yeast. On the tongue it is about the same only spicier. Very bitter hop profile with a not so pleasing pepperiness that develops on the way down. Ok brew not excellent but pretty good. G-rat


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