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Ale To The Chief - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 22
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed occasionally during election years.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 07-22-2008)
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denver10

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got to admit, this is definitely my favorite IPA from Avery. Not saying its their best, but definitely the one I have enjoyed the most. The first IPA of theirs I have tried, enjoyed, and left wanting more.

Pours a golden orange with a white had. Not a huge aroma but an enjoyable aroma of some bready malts paired with some citric hops. Flavor was much of the same offering a nice bready malt base paired with some nice sweet citrus and a just slightly grassy bitter finish. A fuller mouthfeel, some activity, slightly creamy. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. As previously mentioned this is by far my favorite IPA from Avery, not the most complex or "big" but enjoyable and balanced. This strikes me as more of an Imperial Pale Ale than an Imperial IPA, which worked for me as I prefer Pale Ale's to IPA's usually.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2012 01:49:56 | More by denver10
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-14-2012 22:05:14 | More by Caleb
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Handy50322

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-14-2012 01:28:49 | More by Handy50322
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-08-2012 22:09:32 | More by rbrefbeerman
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BigLittleHokis

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-07-2012 06:35:43 | More by BigLittleHokis
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

10-06-2012 04:50:12 | More by harpus
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-13-2012 00:40:28 | More by MarkyMOD
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-26-2012 19:49:56 | More by beerpadawan
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2012 15:38:10 | More by t0rin0
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kobeer

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2012 14:30:41 | More by kobeer
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abrand

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

23 ounce bomber from the cellar. Poured into a snifter

Pours a bright yellow color with a huge pillowy pure white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Still plenty of carbonation there. Smells somewhat funky with lots of yeast. Breads and toffee are also noted. Not much of a hop presence is left. Taste is pretty mellow with breads and malts making up most of the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall for being way past its prime this was still decent. I had this fresh and the only thing truly missing is the hop presence. Still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 13:53:41 | More by abrand
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-23-2012 03:14:27 | More by ms11781
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steph1974

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2012 23:19:20 | More by steph1974
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-31-2012 02:40:17 | More by Hopstout
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pentasyllabic


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-15-2012 01:33:17 | More by pentasyllabic
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nrombes

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-08-2012 01:45:00 | More by nrombes
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-17-2012 17:09:05 | More by ScottyC54
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2012 16:50:08 | More by xnicknj
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mcallister

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2012 13:06:03 | More by mcallister
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-16-2012 18:03:31 | More by claytong
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-12-2012 01:49:35 | More by Tyrawlings
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-07-2012 00:08:03 | More by jfcaa193
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-29-2012 03:52:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-22-2012 21:20:49 | More by djaeon
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-08-2012 23:24:02 | More by imperialking
Ale To The Chief from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.