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RATINGS: 1769   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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 18, 2004
Golden honey color with a slight brown tint. Head is thick, long lasting and white. Very hoppy smell- powerful, ruby-red grapefruit contrasted exquisitely with sweet pear. Strong and succulent flavor. Pine, peach, pear, and grapefruit all teeter on the brink of sweet and bitter without tipping the scale in favor of one. Good balance, very tasty. Bittersweet aftertaste. This is one of the better IPA’s out there, especially for those like me who enjoy sweeter IPA’s. Brought to me by my good friend Jeremy from Rochester, NY.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Pungent piney aroma with floral/citrus hops taste. Enjoyable, but not my favorite from Avery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Light golden appearance. Nice milky,creamy head. Good retention and lace. Lots of citrus,floral,and toasty malt. Mouthfeel is creamy,medium body. Fairly hoppy overall flavor,some malt in the flavor. Finish has lots of citurs,and is quite bready.Great drinkable Ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Extremely clear, light copperish appearance, decent head formation. Strong hoppy aroma, fruit punch an citrus. Sweet lemony flavor at first, mild shortbread notes but really not a lot of malt. Orangey sweetness with a strong citiric bite in the finish, with a long lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
Lightly speckled golden with a foamy white head. Great aroma - resiney and piney, perfumey with a appreciative malt sweetness to compliment the hops. The body is very bitter and resiney with a great malt backbone. Long and nice.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Pleasant looking .Small hue of particles, creamy white head. Aroma; superbly developed, wild rose, medium acidic hops, meadow flowers. Soft yet very distinctive sure of it self. Flavour; All that hops need some malt support and here they have it. Good? No, great, lucky to have another great, superb composed IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
deep gold, white head. big grapefruit and woodsy pine hop aroma on top of a little malt. toasted bread and citrus hop flavour with a big bitter finish. a fun ipa. thanks todd!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6079) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2003
Honeyish malt and flowery hop aroma. Golden, low head with almost no carbonation. Honey malt flavors with a flowery hop middle. Dry bitterhop finish. ok body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 Loyal grapefruit hops remain with their pine counterparts...Potent honeyed malt flavors envelop most of the potent hop signature...The moss growing in a hop madman’s rock garden...This is a little sweeter than I like my session IPAs, but it is very good nonetheless...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Has a clear orange apparence with a medium white head. Taste is loaded with citrusy and flowery hops. A very good IPA.


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