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RATINGS: 1726   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Poured a clear light orange with a big fluffy off white head. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Hoppy, piney, citrusy flavor and a bitter finish. Light sweet malts also. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Bottle. I liked this one quite a bit. It pours clear amber-orange with an average sized creamy head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. Aroma is light bready malts, with a heavy grapefruit hops that jumped out assertively. Moderately sweet with a mild caramel malt flavor upfront. Big bitter hops come on strong leaving a crisp, dry hop finish. Light to medium body, watery texture with lively carbonation and astringent feel in the finish. Nice beer, but could use a touch more maltiness to balance the hops galore!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Nice IPA. Pours amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is of intense hops and grapfruit. Obviously, the taste is very hoppy, grapefruity with citrus, pine and good malt backing. Mouthfeel is very full, thick, round with a nice bitter aftertaste. Nice lacing on the glass. Highly recommended. Reminds me a little of Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2004
Good beer. Overpowering with american hops. Very hoppy taste. Light yellow in color with a nice head. Full bodied beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 2004 bottle. Pours a medium light shade of orange, with some bright gold-yellows. Very clear. Moderate foamy white head. Smells straightforward. Lots of high alpha hops aroma, citrusy but also a lot of dryness. Flavor begins with a large dose of bittersweet hops, like a ripe naval orange, moving in to some dry malting, with more floral hops notes towards the finish. Body is medium to medium-light. No trace of alcohol. Complexity is lacking. Having had 4 or 5 Arcadia IPAs the night before, I can definitely detect the lesser quality in Avery’s IPA. No interplay of malt and hops, and the hops flavor sings a single note for most of the beer.

Rerate Bottle purchased at Hop and Leaf Feb 2005. Much better than I remember or just good relative to all the crap I drank in TN?? I’d like to think that this one is a bit better, with more complexity of hops and a good, if somewhat light malt base.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2004
Clear light yellow orange with a nice lasting white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops, and full bodied. Really nice tasting hop tea beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2004
Golden with a touch of orange, decent head. Aroma of grapefruit and cat piss, with a bit of sweetness. The flavor is a sharp grapefruit dominated hop oriented thing, with just barely enough body to hold up to it. Not bad, but didn't hold up to the hop blast as well as I would have liked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2004
On tap at the Half Moon in Kennett Square, PA. Poured a golden amber with a big white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Floral hops and citrus on the nose. Nice malt background with lots of hops and citrus fruits. Great bitter finish. A really good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2004
Really in the mood for this - just hit the spot. Reminds me a bit of Live Oak Liberation. Well made IPA with floral hops that go to partying in the nose and mouth. Mighty fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours golden-amber with light colored thick head. Nice hop nose. Bitter, malty body without sharp hoppiness expected from such a fine brewery describing their beer as a true hop blast. Nice beer, but not above average for the particular style.


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