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RATINGS: 1684   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2002
Very pleasing aroma of citrus and hops. Great head retention. Flavor is a little thin with a good hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2002
Very high quality IPA. Portends a grapefruit flavor in a full manner. Moderately bitter, the hops stick to your tongue in a delectible manner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 A good IPA, but not excelent-I am a huge fan of Avery’s products, but this one is just a little under par-nice orange color and fruit aroma. a tad thin in the body. good session beer though Re-Rate-Bottle purchased at a King Supers in Denver-september 2012-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head with decent lacing to go along the whole way. Nose is big c hop notes, lite toasted grains undertones, pine, grapefruit, lite sugary sweetness. flavors come across as very piney, pine pine but no harsh bitterness. Very lovely! This is actually my kind of ipa. I didnt remember this beer being like this, hence the bump in rating. Spot on for the style. So, now when i see this beer, i will buy it if in need!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2002
A bit tinny, as a poor IPA would be, but wonderfull strong head (I actually had it run off of the bottle) Nice amber color with a small amout of fuggles. Drinkable, but the tinny aftertaste left much to be desired. It’s good and bitter as an IPA should be, and the bottle has a great design showing the beers route from England to India (Or perhaps vice-versa) Having Boulder, CO on the map would’ve killed the ’feel’ of the label, but any product claiming to be an IPA should not list ’Rocky mountain water’ as it’s key ingredient. ’Nuff Said

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2002
very clear copper, and a very hoppy aroma. i would agree this is a one dimensional beer..but still good nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
Did somebody say hops? They are definitely here, but otherwise a pretty one dimensional brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2002
This IPA is still good, but used to be much better. Somewhat bitter finish with hints of spice and fruit. If you are near Rocky Mountain National Park, stop in and try 10 or so!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2002
Fairly average IPA. Fairly strong on the hop aroma with some especially fruity overtones in the nose which I enjoyed. Hazy amber color is nothing to write home about. Solid hop backbone, but a tad bit wanting in the malt flavors. Again, a pleasant fruity (esters?) flavor and long, bitter finish. Enjoyable, but not top notch.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Rerating this one with an upgrade. Excellent. Pours a hazy gold color, sits very pretty in the glass. Scent is tart and crisp. Flavor is of apricots and loads of grapefruit, reminscent of drinking Campari. Has a very big hoppy finish. What’s exceptional here it the palate on this one, full and slightly creamy. Just feels nice in the mouth. One of the better hopmonster IPAs I’ve encountered.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2002
i like all of avery’s beers, and this one is fruity and flavorful enough to be a rogue product. mango peel orange-yellow, very light haze, like an ozark morning. citrusy and dried fruit, swell flavor and comparatively lite-bitter finish. send some to your thirsty troops abroad! maybe i should rate this one extra high to offset certain weenies who don’t like IPAs and drag the collective rating down...


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