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RATINGS: 1657   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Flaxen color - full white creamy head. Very sweet hoppy aroma. Has a real flowery taste. All the IPA's up till this point including this one have helped me realize that I love IPA's. Hoppy full-flavored and perfectly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Slightly hazed dark golden color with a big bubbled rocky off white head. Ruby red grapefruit aroma everywhere. Some malt sweetness at the very tip which is quickly swept away with the hops oils. Grapefruit and pine tree flavors dominate with litle malt to back them up. Actually feels thinner as the brew warms. An americanized IPA - More Hops + Less Malt = No Balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Clear gold color with a large creamy white head. Floral hops aroma along with oranges. Nice citrus hops taste , medium bitterness. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2003
My first experience with an IPA. Nice golden color, and an aroma that overflowed with citrus smells. White foamy head. The taste was excellent. The citrus that was there in the aroma came through in the taste. The hops were also very present. My introduction to IPAs was a good one, and cannot wait to try more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 12oz bottle: Crystal clear medium yellow color with smallish pure white head that dissipates a bit quickly. Aroma is fairly malty, with notes of honey, apricot, white grapes, and subtle herbal hops. Flavor has fair amount of toasted malts, with bit of vanilla along with a touch of herbal hops. FInish is solidly bitter, with a nice round palate. A decent brew, balanced and subtle, not quite like the newer westcoast IPAs that really smack you in the face (which is a bit more how I like them!) but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2003
A nice tasting IPA that is not lacking flavor or character. The assertive hop bite is definatly present almost too much as there seems to be a bit too much bitterness for the malt (my god I am hop head and I just said that?) Overall it really kicks the tastebuds in and is a nice representation of a western American IPA. Beautiful color and head formation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
A flaming bright yellow tint in this one with some nice head. Smells like hops. Has a floral hop dominated flavor, yet seems to be watered down. Uninspiring, though I expected alot from this one, so it remains slightly above average as compared.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2003
Colour: yellow with gold-copper shine throughout, hints of Chablislike green; thick white, luxurious head but disappearing rather fast. Nose: full-hoppy aroma, not metallic or overpowering, slight wet cardboard taint, also DMS (?) Taste: Amazingly nice hoppy taste, much more flavour than real bitter taste; hops seem more UK than USA character. Aftertaste: retronasal aromas of cypress, crisp finish. each gulp gives renewed helping of fresh hops, always with this cypresslike flavouring. Hops keep lingering at the tonguesides. This beer is in many aspects an epitomizing of American IPA, were it not for the character of the hops. Very drinkable for all its hoppiness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 I love the hop bouquet Avery uses in many of their beers. This one is Hog Heaven's little brother. Pours light golden orange with big bumpy white head. Wonderful hop aroma and flavor, but it overrides the malt a bit so that there's not a crisp malt finish. Still some malt sweetness in the background to add blanance. All in all a fine beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2003
This one pours a deep golden yellow color with a small, lingering white head. It has an aroma full of floral hop spiciness. Medium bodied, with a nice piney hop flavor, slightly bitter finish, and a lingering malt sweetness. This is a solid IPA, well hopped but not overly so, with a decent malt backbone. I could drink this frequently.


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