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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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. It’s 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sample on tap at The Lackman. Pours a clear copper orange color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass, initially. Minimal white head, that leaves decent lace. Not much nose. Caramel malts, rye grains, toasty earthy hops. Herbal flavor. Bigger body, light carbonation. More dry finish. Sweeter taste, some bitterness in the finish. Real solid, interesting American Strong, with a good grainy hoppiness to balance out the malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Rosehip and light orange peel. Clear copper, thin head. Rosehip and whole orange flavor, very slight fusel alcohol notes. Leafy finish. Well balanced medium body. Easily drinkable DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
In the glass it has an amber color with a small head. There is some hops and pine that I notice in the glass. The taste is resin and some citrus. Not a big flavor though, rather mild considering it was on tap.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrohia (241) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Chappy's. Dayton, OH. Copper, crisp, hoppy, aromatic, all-around delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Cloudy amber orange color. Large, sticky off-white head. The aroma is danky. The flavor is too and tastes like how primo budding hop cones smell. Its a potent beer with an up-front punch and a creamy backend. It leaves a sticky, foamy residue all over the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2012
Tap sample poured into a wine glass. Clear copper color with a small white head. Spicy herbal hop nose with some piney tones, caramel malt and mandarin. Hi bitterness, resinous hop flavor, some nuts and peaches. Medium body, long bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Clear copper/dark gold with a thin white head. Firm hoppy nose with grassy floral tones, with a firm earthy malty nutty backbone. The taste has a huge flavor with incredible balance. Nice leafy earthy hoppiness with a earthy malty toffee and caramel backbone. Nice big bitterness but restrained enough to be smooth and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
2012 version at 8.1% ABV and 42 IBU.
Clear amber to copper color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, herbal, tiny hints of mint, green hops, citrus taste. Dry, herbal, hoppy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, herbal, green hops scent.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Ale to a new chief, outstanding hop scent on this beer, almost like smelling a fresh hop. Taste is a super ran blend of citrus and hop notes, probably one of my favorite pale alea. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Deep coppery-red color; pours a medium head with slight retention; good lacing Very sweet smelling; strong notes of malt and toffee with some figs lingering around; the smell can almost be described as "thick" Very sweet, malty flavor; almost no hint of alcohol at all, very smooth; flavors of toffee, malt, and sticky sweet sugar. Medium-bodied; extremely smooth, a little sticky; lightly carbonated. This brew was delicious! Very sweet and filling, it felt like something I could sip not just as a dessert beer, but for dessert itself. If this wasn’t retired I’d definitely go buy another bottle. Also, this doesn’t taste ANYTHING like an imperial IPA. It’s heavy on the malt and sweetness, but only has a very slight bitterness; it feels and tastes more like a barleywine than a pale. If you’re looking for a seriously hoppy brew then you’re in the wrong place!


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