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India Pale Ale (IPA) by Avery Brewing Company
American IPA
6.50 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 11/18/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2009
12oz Bottle

Received this in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks for all the great beer Russ! Avery's IPA pours with a clear deep golden body and faint but noticeable orange highlights, especially when backlit. The dense cotton white head grew to two fingers and eventually fell to one leaving sticky arched lacing on its way. A few streams of carbonation bubbles work their way to the surface. Each drink leaves behind more sticky lacing.

There's a good deal of earthy citric hoppiness as soon as I take a whiff. Orange and grapefruit dominate although the orange comes out on top. There's not a whole lot of malt present but what's there does the job nicely. The malt profile comes across as pale and somewhat cake like. I prefer my IPAs on the hop dominated side of the spectrum and this delivers.

The expectations the nose laid down are met and surpassed in the flavor. The pale maltiness is there but the hops are the showcase of this beer. The grapefruit jumps out at me right away with the orange close behind. Finishes with a zesty citric zing and a touch of malty sweetness to keep the hopping from running out of control. This is a very good IPA.

The body of this beer really fits well. Medium bodied with a snappy carbonation that keeps things moving quickly. The bitterness is there at first but grows and grows with each sip.

A very easy drinking IPA. The citric leanings make it all at once refreshing and bitter. This glass is disappearing very quickly.

This is an excellent IPA from Avery. I've passed this one up over and over again in favor of seasonals and such. This teaches me to start picking up more of the year round offerings instead of passing them by. Thanks again for a quality IPA Russ.

Reviewed: 6/21/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 10/30/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2009
Crystal clear orange hovered gold. Thinner medium head of dusted white froth. Keeps a fine skim and thin partially bubbly collar. Thin lacy sheets coat the glass with some icicle patterns.

Aroma is pretty nice here. Some wiffs tend to be stronger then others but stays generally forward and invitingly crispy with citrus. Comes across dry and pungent with a light cannibis stink with mixing notions to old citrus rinds of lemon, grapefruit, and nectarine. Some smokey fresh wood notes in there too. An interesting nose that no doubt has some hops to it.

Taste is welcoming with a clean profile of well-rounded paled citrus upfront. Tenderly dry with a fresh biscuity dough centering. Kinda crispy and crunchy yet smoothly balanced. Fine finisher, the citrus really turns the corner on the palates' back end. Bitterness is squeezed in with a semi raw citrus rind/peel sourness thats adding more well placed dryness. It tends to be parchingly subdued in its strength but very nice to let coat the tongue and palate with fluffy little hop bits.

Feel is about medium with a smooth clean texture and carbonation. Has a good portion of balanced dryness in both hops and malts. Favorable finish helps add to the fun of what is conceivably the best part of its character.

Overall an overwhelmingly fun IPA to drink. More then one will be needed as its citrusy dry nature and clean, snappy drinkability won't be a problem as it glides down with ease. One of Avery's better beers.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/04/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 8 16 4 7 2008
I prefer from tap but very close from bottle and tap. Pours a hazy, darkish yellow color. When presented had a thin soft white head. Ok retention but did dissipate towards the side of the glass. Decent lacing as well.

The nose is more balanced. There is a sweet malt with a almost Belgian quality. This is enhanced with a light biscuit aroma. The hops are represented nicely with for of a grapefruit and piney ester. This is more perceivable off the tap than the bottle. Some bubblegum on the backend as well.

The taste has more of a hoppy balance. The hops have a more citrus twang with citrus and grapefruity up front. A good bite from the bittering with a more piney finish. The malt is really lacing with some generic taste with a touch of honey/sugary finish. Some yeasty esters as well, but light overall. Some cherry and bubblegum.

The body is a bit big for style. There is an oily texture that is a bit off but ok. From the tap seems smoother and easier to drink. Overall very easy drinking beer but missing a few tangibles for me to be great.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lordofthepale on 02/27/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 5 7 2008
Pours a nice daker goldishness. Smell has a nice hoppiness to it. Taste is up right up front with a smooth yet weak finish. Overall its a good IPA. I am more used to the West Coast vesrions.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/17/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Pours a kind of light amber with a nice thick foam head. Great lacing. Smell is great, nice hops aroma.Taste is really good. Smooth hops upfront with a light finish. Solid brew.

Served In: Pint Glass

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