RATINGS: 582   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. 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.

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mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle: pours a geourgous giant white head atop an amber coloured body, good lacing. aroma is a pine hop that blends into a thick smelling sweet malt, a touch of grapefruit hops in the end also. falvour is a big sticky bitter hop and sweet caramel malt, the finsih is more bitter hops a bit much for me.

fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle pours amber color with a off white head. This has a wonderful aroma. Upfront aroma is strong malt/alcohol with a strong pine scent that lingers. The carbonation stings and has a medium body. Taste is very high alcohol and strong malt flavor with a strong punch of hops. Pine flavors abound with a biting dimensional hop flavor that hangs around for a while. Overall this is a very tasty brew. Oh yeah, they can stuff their polictal views where the sun don’t shine.

doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
On-tap at O’Briens. Pours orangish amber with medium size, creamy white head, sheet lace. Smells subdued, sweet caramelly hoppy. Tastes earthy and sweet hoppy. Bitter sweet lingers. The sweetness is of the red fruit variety. Full, syrupy body with good carbonation.

JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Draft at Buckeye Beer Engine - Pours a medium orange color with light tan head. Aroma has a ton of fresh, wet, citrusy hops, almost smells like unfermented IPA wort. Flavor is fairly malty, with citrusy hops, light caramel, a touch of lemon and apricot. Finish is fairly balanced, just on the bitter side.

BelgianRed (9) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008 does not count
On tap at Lavomatic in Cincinnati. A distinctive beer--citrus scent is backed up by something more floral. Flavors are mostly balanced but for the first few sips the hop character stands out. Long, warming finish--an excellent beer!

dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at Falling Rock Tap Room in Denver, 8/12/08. Pours amber with orange hues and white head. Nose is citrus and bubblegum. Taste is moderate bitter with sugary bubblegum and grapefruit, slight lemon. Nice IPA type thing.

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at Hamiltons. It pours with a nice orange amber body topped by a medium thick to thick, off-white, lasting head that left a lot of lacing on the glass. It’s biter and hoppy with an herbal tea note, lots of pine and a hint of citrus. Spicy, peppery notes and slightly sweet malt note also come through. Meidum bodied and a bit warming.

biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Clear amber/ dull red with a large stable sticky head. Hoppy aroma with mango, pine, some citrus, caramel malt. The flavor starts out nice but quickly get very grassy with chlorophyl notes. Has a bit of a thin body but nice bitterness. Maybe I got a bad bottle but this one is a bit of a mess.

Tmoney99 (14864) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture. Heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Wow. Pours clear copper with a short white head. Big hop wallop in the nose. Grapefruit, pine oil, caramel, and orange zest. Smooth taste. Thought this was an IIPA, but it doesn’t matter. Huge hops, the cascades really come through without blowing it up. Grapefruit, resin, pineapple, and mango flavors, all with the caramel malt back. Great beer.

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