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

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Independence Pass Ale I.P.A.Independence Pass Ale I.P.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aspen Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
aspenbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Seanibus on 08-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Beaver13
2.33/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

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Photo of cfcairns
2.59/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerrooster
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArrogantB
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
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?

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Photo of ktenneydenver
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of searsclone
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwagner003
3.22/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ariceclemson
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Sathanas
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian74
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is copper, hazy presence, head is brighter white with fine to small bubbles, head then laces the glass sides.

Smell is different, i can't pin point it but amongst the hops with slight citrus bent with earthy backing there is an odd off note.

Taste has a similar off note, again hard to figure out but could be a carry over an unfiltered ale being shipped from CO to PA. Flavors are hoppy with muted citrus and pine, more malt backing in the taste with a bit of cara like flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a bit sharper on the tongue.

Overall: a beer that has varied greatly from can to can in taste with the main factors seeming to fall in the potential yeast byproducts.

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Photo of ChiDave1979
3.36/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtnord
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of habaceeba
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

The first sixer I bought of this led me to rate it a 3.92. I will refrain from describing it other than saying it didn't have the floating particles. This could be my go to beer, but 4 out of 6 sixers I've had have the particles. It's almost not the same beer.

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Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, tropical fruits. Taste is pine, tropical fruits, malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blindtiger24
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Independence Pass Ale I.P.A. from Aspen Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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