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RATINGS: 1749   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!


3.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thick white head and very little carbonation. Definite citrus aroma with a strong hint of grapefruit and hops. Good citrusy flavor upfront that gives way to a strong hoppy bite and a slight peppery and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2004
12oz Bottle No Date.This IPA poured a clear golden color with a thick snow white head that sticks to the glass. Beautiful hop aroma that is fruity with notes of peaches and grapefruit. Body is smooth with a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is an absolutely delicious blend of hops and malt. Lots of citrus and a good dose of bittering hops make this a winner. If Avery would ever come to Florida, I would never thirst for a good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8171) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours dark straw colored, with great head and great lacing. Aromas of lemon, hops, yeast, and pronounced grapefruit. Tastes extremely hoppy (as hoppy as Tupper's and Sierra Nevada), with citrus hints. Finishes very smooth, hoppy, citrusy, and slightly dry. I'm going to do a side by side with this, Sierra Nevada, Tupper's, and Stone's. When that happens, I'll post in the forums. A hall of fame IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (969) - 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 (1370) - 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.

3.6
   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.

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 (1420) - 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.


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