Ale To The Chief - Avery Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
back on for election time at the tap room. listed at 8.1% abv this time. pours a rich cherrywood color, with brassy highlights and a lacey white head an inch high. the nose and taste are more balanced than i thought they would be, knowing avery and their huge hop beers. theres some biscuity malts, lightly toasted, some caramel sweetness, and of course a big bold hoppy finish, but it isnt bitter at all. more piney and holiday feeling to me. very drinkable as the alcohol is well disguised, the body isnt too huge, and the carbonation is enough to keep it moving. i really enjoyed this beer, its perfect for the occasion of fall politics and chilly weather. i didnt know they bottled this, and would like to try that format if it makes it there this year.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2012 16:28:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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
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
Ale To The Chief from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.