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Avery IPA brewed by Avery Brewing Company - Boulder, CO

Avery IPA brewed by Avery Brewing Company

In the 1700s 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.

Food Pairing:

Seafood dishes such as Ahi tuna or seared scallops are a great match, as are creamy pasta dishes like fettucini alfredo or pasta carbonara. The acidity and hop bitterness of Avery IPA will cut through creamy flavors and textures, providing balance to the pairing.
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Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Appearance: A nice golden yellow with good clarity. One finger head has started to reduced and leave lacing on the side of the glass. slight signs throughout the glass of carbonation.

Smell: very citrusy. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple are up front along with some pine notes. Sweet malts in the rear to balance off the hop aroma a little bit.

Taste: A very nice blend of above ingredients. What a nice treat to come out of a can. The sweet malts are a little more noticeable and the hops are not as crazy as I thought. A little bitterness, but not annoying. Bitterness mellows out within a short period of time.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and medium bodied, smooth, and has a dry finish like the can says.

Overall: I have enjoyed this beer from time to time and will enjoy more in the future. Very nice treat and will hoepfully be visiting the brewery again next week. Last years trip to Denver included Boulder and Fort Collins. Boulder is a must for brewery lovers too.

Beer Stats:
Beer Style: India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Munich 10L, caramel 120L OG: 1.058
ABV: 6.5% IBUs: 69 Color: Golden

Avery Brewing Company History

Incorporated in September 1993, Avery Brewing Company is the culmination of several years of homebrewing experimentation by Adam Avery, President & /Brewmaster, to perfect the recipes for Redpoint Amber Ale, Ellie's Brown Ale, and Out of Bounds Stout. Production and sale of these three flagship beers began utilizing a 7 barrel brewhouse and 7 barrel Gundy tanks as fermenters and bright tanks. Out of Bounds Stout won a gold medal in 1994 in the category of dry stouts at the largest beer tasting event in North America, the Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver.

In 1995, as production increased, the 7 bbl Grundy tanks were replaced with four 30 bbl tanks and the DE filter size was increased. A Meheen bottling machine was added along with a labeling machine for our 22 oz. bottles. Six-packs became available in 1996 with the purchase of a Meheen 12 oz. bottling machine. Also, the first batch of Avery IPA (India Pale Ale) was brewed. Sales of Avery IPA have grown to the point that it has replaced Ellie's Brown as our best selling beer. Hop Freaks Unite!

Three 80 bbl unitanks were added in 1997. The size of the brewery was doubled, from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Old Jubilation Ale, an English Strong Ale, was released as our holiday seasonal in October 1997. In January 1999, New World Porter was introduced as our spring seasonal, closely followed in March by Hog Heaven, an aggresively dry-hopped Barleywine that helped breed a new genre of over-the-top, hoppy beers in American brewing.

Steadily increasing sales, necessitated the replacement of our 7 bbl brewhouse with a 40 bbl JV Northwest brewhouse in 2000. The Reverend, a Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale, was ordained in December 2000. An 80 bbl unitank was added in 2002, allowing us to produce 4,000 bbl/yr. Salvation Belgian Golden Ale was introduced in late 2002, andJanuary 2003 saw the coronation of The Czar Russian Imperial Stout. If the initial reviews on are any indication, he'll be in power for many years!

Two 120 bbl unitanks were installed in September, 2003, which doubles our capacity to 8,000 bbl/yr. Our 10th Anniversary Ale, which is an Imperial IPA named Ten, was brewed in the summer. An authentic (Curaçao orange peel and coriander!) Belgian Wheat, aka White, called White Rascal, was added to our year round line-up as well.

That's when things got CRAZY around Avery Brewing Company. Not only in terms of expansion, but also in regard to the types of brews flowing forth from our taps. With our Barrel-Aging Program in its second year of operation in 2004, we debuted the "Crucified" series at the Avery Tap Room. We took The Holy Trinity of Ales, put them in wine barrels and soured 'em up over a years time. Brewer's are still talking about Salvation Crucified and The Reverend Crucified five years later! The Maharaja Imperial IPA, which is now one of our best selling brews and a veritable cult-classic amongst hopheads, debuted in March '04 with HUGE hop flavors, a whopping 102 IBUs and 10.5% abv. The Maharaja is still consistently rated as one of the best beers in world on sites such a and

2009 began with the release of 694 cases of the first installment in our Barrel-Aged Series: Brabant is a Barrel-Aged Wild Ale, fermented with brettanomyces and aged for 9 months in Zinfandel wine barrels. We released 100 cases of No. 2 in the Barrel-Aged series, Sui Generis, in September 2009 from the Avery Tap Room, followed shortly thereafter by the third installment, Black Tot on January 15th, 2010. The former is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale and the latter a Rum Barrel-Aged Stout. Depuceleuse, No. 4 in our Barrel-Aged Series, is a barrel-aged wild ale featuring sour cherries and a 100% brettanomyces fermentation! Released on April 2nd, 2010, Depuceleuse proved to be one of the most sought after beers in this rare series. Depuceleuse was followed by Quinquepartite in September of 2010. Latin for "consisting of five parts", Quinquepartite is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale blended from five different oak barrels.

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