Ale To The Chief | Avery Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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623 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#3,933
Reviews:
405
Ratings:
623
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
38
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 623 |  Reviews: 405
Photo of keng1343
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Raisingfable
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark amber/ ruby red color with a creamy white head that dissipates fairly slowly ,nice webs of lacing around the glass.

S: Pine, slight bit of fruit and citrus, lots of sweet biscuit and cereal malt. Smells quite malty for a Pale Ale/Imperial IPA.

T: Pine, with quite a bit of tropical fruit, quite a bit of sweet biscuity and cereal malt. A medium bitterness. Quite sweet for a pale ale/IPA type beer.

F: Thick body and creamy carbonation.

O: A nice beer, not world class but still quite tasty. Will have to look for it in another 4 years.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rydev24
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmg480
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep amber to neon orange glow. some deep reds in there also- very thick fluffy redish white head

S: Hops, resin, biscuits, citrus pith.

T: super sweet holy shit, malty biscuit sweet bread bite. some raw hops and raw alcohol also. very clunky.

F: thick and viscous. the sweetness is almost cloying and coats the palate. like a roller coaster ride.

O: I had high hopes for this, but its just kinda crazy and really more of a barleywine than an IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An orange color with substantial haze, not east coast flour added kind of juice box haze. But it also didn't seem to be from dry hopping exclusively either, this had it, but not anything beyond what I would describe as a light dry hop finishing hop stage.

Malt was big and brown like. Real thick, viscous kind of hoppy ale. Lots of caramel. Grapefruit bitterness.

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Photo of user785335
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I know this comes out only once every four year, but I do not remember it being like this. I will leave it at being way too perfumey for my liking. Cheers!

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ale To The Chief from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 623 ratings