Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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!

WavyMan's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WavyMan (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Cosy little brewery in downtown Aspen. Had this IPA and loved it. Had another favorite with 9.2% ABV but was a bit much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (470) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2015 Part of the 2015 Beer Advent Calendar. Pours yellowish brown, no head. Aroma of malty over ripe fruit. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, piney, earthy, not a lot of carbonation. It?s ok, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Can. Light copper. Nose is tropical and citrus hops, some pine. Flavors of light biscuit, pine, tropical fruits. Solid. Will get this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
12oz can to tulip. Pours deep hazy gold orange, poor white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fig, pine, pizza dough. Taste of same with dried trop fruit and dark berries. Finish is bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12 ounce can. Drunk straight from the can at a BBQ in Denver. Some hops in nose. Delightfully hoppy in the initial taste fades into a bit of bitterness as it warms. Good beer but would not seek our to drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3751) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear bright Amber with a fizzy bubbly off white head. Tastes like pine hops, caramel, nutty malt, and some dry grapefruit. Light/medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, caramel, grapefruit, and pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Can at home. Pour is hazy orange with a big white head and good lacing. Grapefruits, melon, light biscuit, orange peel, some bread notes, and grass in the aroma. Taste is melon, some orange peel, papaya, biscuit, lemon rind, and grass with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
[Tap] Light amber color with a rocky white head. Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma. Flavors of resinous hops, orange, light florals, bready malts and pine cones. Lingering hop bitterness trails off quickly. Slick mouthfeel. Hop flavors are astringent at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On draft at Denver airport. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, pine, a little soapy. Not terrible but not great either. Mediocre IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1548) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Really good. Citrus hop aroma. Light copper color with a foamy head. Medium weight with high carbonation. Felt fresh. Nice citrus with some grapefruit flavors and a slight caramel backbone that finished sharp. Good first impression of the brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (290) - Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Good IPA, strong hoppy flavor, a little floral, good flavor overall good ipa, now I

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