Avery India Pale Ale

Avery India Pale Ale

Rated 3.610 by BeerPals

Brewed by Avery Brewing Company

Boulder, CO, United States

Style:  IPA

6.3% Alcohol by Volume

69 International Bittering Units

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In the 1700's one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content preserved 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!

ID: 237 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1817
Overall Percentile96.6
Style Rank120 of 5756
Style Percentile97.9
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.640
Weighted Score3.610
Standard Deviation0.443

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    For the style, this really isn't that great of an IPA. Balanced off a bit...needs more hops or different malt/hop variety. Semi-clean feel...thinner maybe more like a West-Coast. Not getting much citrus in here. For Avery, I expected a little better. Bottle might have been old though, as I noticed this in a few of the 6-mixpack that I got from Winn-Dixie.

  • HANTRAN 550 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I might be stuffy but I am only getting a mild nose, hint of citrus, probably orange. Pours a light amber body with moderate short-lived head and decent lacing. Good mouth medium bodied and slightly creamy, carbonation is decent, I would not mind a bit more. Fairly hoppy in flavor most of the flavor is in the back end. Some orange, maybe some tobacco, a nutiness, strong malt backbone for an IPA, this one is close to English Pale. Nice bitterness to the finish. I like this beer although its a bit odd for an IPA. Alcohol well masked. RERATE 15 MINUTES LATER: This it the rare IPA that really blossoms after it warms a bit. Lots of fruit and flowers, how lovely to have an IPA that is quite bitter WITHOUT the standard big mouth of grapefruit, and with such a solid malt undertone. This one is aces! A testimony to a brewer that really understands the ingredients and how to achieve balance.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I picked this up from the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA. This beer was quite good. A decent representative of the standard. It was more piney than citrus. Aroma was a mix of citrus and pine. I've had a few Avery beers - none have disappointed. I like Avery!

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a murky medium orange with some yellow highlights and a small white creamy head that was somewhat lasting, which produced some excellent sheeting of lace that coated the glass. The aroma was of floral and spruce hops, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit). The taste was nicely bitter and lightly malty with a mild sweet caramel undertone from the start, progressing into a nice bitter hoppy taste with just a hint of citrus at the end. The mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry texture and a mild carbonation.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A nice golden orange pour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and sweetness from the malt. The flavor was bitter grapefruit and sweet malts, maybe a tad too much for me, but still an enjoyable IPA. Would like to try more from Avery.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    A sweeter ipa with a golden/amber color. Piney hops but more white pine than spruce. Delicate and sweet. A sweet aroma like mt hood hops or like a freshly opened box of fruity pebbles. Good kick of malt, sweet malt and carmel at first mouthful. Nice tingle as it leaves the tongue. Nice afterglow flavor, stays on the tongue for several minutes leaving with a sweet bitterness like aspen leaves mixed with sugar. This one in which the label and holding up the bottle fool you. It's so clear in the bottle you wonder if the wrong beer is in their (is it kuurs?) but the flavor is worth savoring.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A nice IPA but nothing that will knock your socks off. All requisite characteristics for an IPA are well represented and well-balanced making this an above average IPA. Worth a taste.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    A golden-orange colored beer. A small, soapy textured, white head rises briefly above. There’s no hang time on this one. Settles quickly into a soapy ringlet atop the body and dusting of light film aside the glass. This is a light weight IPA. Light citrus hops in the nose. Light citric flavored hops in a watered, high carbonated bodied beer.

  • JKBPILL 201 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a white head the laces down the entire glass. This beer has a nice bittering effect along with floral and a hint of citrus hop flavors. This is not an over powering IPA but a great sessionable IPA if a bit high on the ABV.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Floral hop aroma, with some citrus mixed in as well, mid yellow body, thin head and lace.Flavor starts with the caramel malts and fades into bitter pine and citrus, some breadiness present as well. Overall a nice ipa, worth a try.

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