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Independence Pass Ale I.P.A. - Aspen Brewing Co.

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Independence Pass Ale I.P.A.
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BA SCORE
88
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aspen Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Seanibus on 08-24-2008)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ucsbmullet, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

EF4, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gerred, Feb 23, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can from a sixer that cost $8.99. Appearance was terrible, cloudy orange with chunks floating off the bottom. Aroma was sort of grainy with mild hop hints. Flavor was grainy malts and then some fruitiness from the hops. Overall a disappointment and I wonder if it was old?

ArrogantB, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with some floaties. It has a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts with some piney, grassy, slightly metallic hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little tropical fruit and a fairly sweet sugary finish and a little bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, overly sweet and bready. More English IPA than American. Needs more hops.

Beaver13, Dec 18, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy copper with a two knuckle head that is sticky on the side's of the glass. Carbonation is active upon first pour but dissipates quickly.

S: Pleasant but not overly complex aromas - piney, sticky caramel.

T: Smells like it tastes. Big hop bitterness that is earthy and mellows out with some resinous sweetness.

M: Clean at the start, but that hop flavor creates a significant drying effect on the mouth that is somewhat tempered by the finishing sweetness.

O: A good but not great IPA. Decent aroma and taste. The mouthfeel sets this one back because of how dried out you feel halfway into the beer.

blindtiger24, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

PalatePilot, Nov 23, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

new ipa to the Denver market, shared graciously by the wonderful staff at littles wine and spirits on downing, the best little beer shop in town! more of an amber ipa this one, light copper color with plenty of soapy patchy suds on top. big hop aromatics, palisade, Columbus and simcoe listed on the can, and the bitterness comes right through. malty sweet and bitter too, almost English in style for a minute there, before it starts to get bitter. the mouthfeel is almost unflatteringly bitter, especially as it winds down. drying and acidic, too much honestly. its a funny contrast to the sweet malt. not in love with the flavors, but the freshness is great, and the appeal to many will be obvious for me, its a well rounded beer overall, but lots in the crowd for me.

StonedTrippin, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mds1101, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

chipndip1, Aug 06, 2013
Independence Pass Ale I.P.A. from Aspen Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.