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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
We the Brewers of Avery Brewing Company, in order to form a more perfect ale, require a new leadership that can liberate us from our quagmires in foreign lands; embrace environmentally sound energy alternatives to imported oil; heal our ailing health care system; free us from tyrannical debt and resurrect the collapsing dollar. We hereby pledge to provide him or her with an ample amount of our Presidential Pale Ale to support in the struggle for the aforementioned goals! Hail to the New Chief!

Not an "Imperial" pale ale, this is a democracy. Itís Presidential! Take the all-American pale ale, a bipartisan blend of malt and hops, increase to both Avery Brewing standards, and then, of course, dry hop the result with that most quintessential of American hops, Cascades, and you get this... Ale to the Chief. A brew worthy of the Oval Office! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcon25 (658) - Duvall, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle pour at Brouwerís, this beer has been on my eye for a bit now, listed as the 2009, bold bit of flavor, not really sure of what flavors though. But it is awesome. Golden copper pour semisweet flavor not sure how this aged taste decent but makes me wonder about the original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle, back in the day (donít remember exact vintage, but it was fresh).
Filtered amber-auburn body has a beige head atop, fairly large and slowly receding to cover.
Pine, dry citrus, iced tea and unfermented sugars in the nose all show your typical aggressive, lacking-of-elegance Avery strong ale from back in the day. Clean, though resinous and full of sourish, strongly toasted grain notes. Very fruity, as well.
Hard textured crystal malts, bitter, dry grapefruit and pine with sweetness balancing, I suppose, though itís a mix of unfermented sugar and sweet-sour toasted malt notes that donít exactly soften the blow of the punchy, aggressive hops. More iced tea on the end, clean yeast and fruitiness with a ton of lingering orange rind and some definite booze. Donít actually know if Avery has cleaned up their act in the past 5-7 years, as a steady stream of beers like this turned me very off to this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from SJ trade. Nice notes of caramel, orange peel, hop, rye and bread. Not a bad brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
super hoppy ale with piney notes and nice bitter hoppy bite. pours amber in color with a thick creamy head. had a bottle pour at home. excellent beer from avery. smells hoppy and piney

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"pours a pretty clear amber...fluffy white head, lots of lace. nice looking beer. smell is quite hoppy as expected. feel is very full for any pale, medium overall. very smooth. carbonation is spot on. hops are prevelant in the flavor (juicy and piney), but there is a sweet fruity malt backbone as well. doesnít work quite as well as the better 2IPAs with the 8.75% abv (maybe better at 7-8%) but itís a very good beer with a nice finish, too. Iíll try not to dock it points for being an "Obama beer" :o"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small creamy off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is citrus, mild tropical fruits as well as some grass and sweet maltiness. Flavour is floral, fruity, caramelly and a bit toffeeish with some earthy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with white head. Floral notes are very dominant on the nose, with some citrus, and light fruit; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little pine and some nice hop resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, a decent amount of caramel, pale, and cereal malts, some dough, and light alcohol. Flavor about the same with a weird malty finish. Average texture. A decent beer, but my bottle might have been a little old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2009 bottle. Held up well. Malts were toasty, dark fruits and a hint of berry. The hops were gone. Solid strong ale but would have liked to had fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Backlog rating 3-19-2009 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized off-white frothy, fizzy head, hazy body with an orange hue combined with a golden tint, visible carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aromas I detected are caramel, malt, citrus and pine hops. This beer taste like the aromas, but without the pine hops. The palate is slightly tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is a very well brewed beer, quaffable, worth trying, and definitely a beer that I would drink again.

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