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RATINGS: 1762   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 21, 2003
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date noticed. Poured out an exceptionally clear golden yellow color. Fast fading off-white head left a thin lacing on top of the beer. Aromas right away of Cascade hops. Some maltiness also detected. Fresh cut grass aroma as well. Tastes a bit metallic at first, then the hops kick in. A weak malt backbone struggles to keep up with the hoppiness of this brew. Coats the tongue with a syrup-like consistency. Finishes bitter, and slightly metallic. A good beer overall, but the metallic taste detracts from the overall experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Huge aromatic hop aroma quite orangey, very nice. Feels nice on the tongue, lowish, but persistent carbonation. Good caramel malt flavor. Nice lingering finish with malt and hop flavors coming together as one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Gold-copper, color with a fair amount of carbonation. Strong flowery hop aroma. Some orange and a hint of spice as well. Flavor is more piney and resinous. Could be better balanced. Hops linger forever through the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Reminded me of the Stone IPA. Very VERY hoppy. Nice head with the pour and a good deep golden color. I highly recommend this! Had this in Steamboat Springs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Slightly darker than straw hue, small head and good lacing. Piney and grapefruit aroma, undertone of spice and herbs. Starts off bitter hop, grapefruit tang. Mellows out on finish, smooth for an west-coast style IPA. Dry and lively mouthfeel, thin to medium-bodied. I'm surprised but the low average score, I'm found this to be a very approachable beer. Recommended for hop-heads and non hop-head alike.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Golden amber color. Strong white head. Floral to grapefruit aroma. Then came the hop attack. It attacks the tongue and never surrenders until the wonderful citrus aftertaste. Still a very smooth and appetizing beer. Another outstanding beer from Avery, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2003
golden color with white head, nice citrus and floral aroma. Well balanced between malt and the citrus and floral hops. nice bitter hop finish, not the hop monster like some IPA's, but a very pleasurable drinking experience nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Prototypical pine resin and grapefruit American IPA. Texture is a little rough and the carbonation brash, but Avery has improved it in recent years. It’s clean and snappy and not loaded with dark malt like so many.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleDale (4) - USA - JUN 19, 2003 does not count
This is Hog Heaven's little brother. Very nice IPA. Columbus hops are fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
I just tried this and it was just great. What a smooth IPA, with a really nice finish. I'll go out of my way for more of this, a very nice ale.


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