Ale To The Chief | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, we elected to give Ale to the Chief a second term to commemorate the 2012 election!​ ​Not an “Imperial” pale ale, this is a democracy. It’s Presidential! Take the all-American pale ale, a bipartisan blend of malt and hops, increase both to Avery Brewing standards, and then, of c​​ourse, dry hop the result with that most quintessential of American hops, Cascades, and you get this…a brew worthy of the Oval Office!

Added by GilGarp on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
402
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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2.16/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Big fan of Avery limited releases, but this one wasn't my cup of tea. Lots of malt up front, a bit sweet, not much hops to balance it out, rather long lasting and unpleasant finish. Pains me to give a bad review to Avery after all the wonderful beers ive had from them, but this one is just off..IMHO. I was excited to try it but it didn't live up to the expectations. Got it July 21st 2016 in Denver drank it July 21st wouldn't get it again unfortunately. On to the next. Cheers!

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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good

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Photo of 1withself
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this in 2008 and in 2012. Highly anticipating the 2016 batch as well.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ale To The Chief from Avery Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 610 ratings.
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