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Aspen Independence Pass Ale IPA

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is our highly hopped, high-altitude rendition of the classic India Pale Ale redefined as Independence Pass Ale. Like the high mountain pass, this copiously hopped brew is not to be trifled with. Our IPA marries generous amounts of Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops - the floral and citrous flavors are perfectly balanced by our secret malt recipe. Don’t pass this one up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating #2215 - 2015.12.03 - Bottle #3 in the 2015 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with big C overtones - big citrus/pine presence., Taste is more of the same, dry, spicy hops and doughy malts dominating the flavour, with a dose of pink grapefruit sweetness sure to last. Lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
(En fût à la source): Des malts richement protéinés et des clémentines très mûres. Généreux dans ses composantes mais brillamment équilibré.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Can from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar
Golden color, clean. A bit too caramelly, but not too dark, with correct bitterness level, some hop resins, not much hop quality; midway between old and new style IPA, nice Ale, not as fresh, and not what expected from a Colorado brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
From a can. Sweet and floral aroma - somewhat like cherries. Light golden in colour with a frothy white head. Sharp bitter flavour with orange, lemon and apricot notes. Long bitter finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, honey, clove, citrus and passion fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malts, caramel and slight apple to match the well balanced hop profile which finishes with a nice tartiness that is clove and passion fruit. Appearance is a lightly hazy orange with light sediment in suspension.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
2015 craft beer advent. Pours cloudy orangey, with moderate-low carbonation. A nice mild hoppiness that isn't harsh on the palate. My kind of ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz. (no damn fruity metric used here! ’Merica! Okay, only joshing...) single can, probably from a Christmas sampler case, served in a pint glass. Pours a moderately hazy orangey-straw hue with streams of fine carbonation, with a smooth white head and copious sudsy lace. Loads of fresh citrus, with prevailing lemon, and a certain grassiness on the nose; likewise on the tongue, with hints of pine. A strong and slightly burny astringency/bitterness. Thin-bodied, clean-finishing. Another good IPA for the list, but needing some clawback on that aforementioned "zing".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
I really liked this. Fruity, sticky and resinous with light pine and a nice balance of toasted caramel malts and sticky hops. Fresh, a bit tropical and tons of caramel and resin notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar 2015. Hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma has citrus and pine, sweet malts. Piney hops prevail on the palate, sweet malts, over-carbonated body with a slight sour note in the bitter finish. A bit too gassy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7421) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Grand Junction, CO - College Liquors - 12 oz can. Dark copper pour, frothy off-white head. Aroma has lots of homebrew funkiness with too much crystal malt. Some citrus bitterness, ripening vegetables, a touch of spearmint. Thick enough mouthfeel.

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