Avery Ale to the Chief

Avery Ale to the Chief

Rated 3.756 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Avery Brewing Company

Boulder, CO, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

8.8% Alcohol by Volume

80 International Bittering Units

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ID: 31882 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank917
Overall Percentile98.3
Style Rank15 of 2215
Style Percentile99.3
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.859
Weighted Score3.756
Standard Deviation0.390

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Avery has yet to impress me, and I think I've had a dozen or so of their beers. Not a beer for hop haters as their is a huge citrus hop element to both the aroma and flavour. A good beer, just not outstanding.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Anytime I have the opportunity to have an American Strong style ale, I leap at it. Something about this style just resonates with me. This beer is very nice. It pours out a cloudy golden amber color, lighter than some ASA’s. A nice 2" thick off-white head. Big malt aroma, sticky caramel with an equally big citrus aroma. It definitely treads on b/w territory. Flavor has a great balance between juicy citrus hops and rich caramel malts. Alcohol seems well tucked away with this beer. Very nice.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A nice aroma of over ripe pineapple and grapefruit greet me upon pouring. a hazy amber body with a thin off white cap, didnt leave much lace. Mouthfeel was a little thin, flavor was alcohol, lots of caramel malts with hints of vanilla. Overall it was a pretty good brew, but the alcohol was a bit too forward. Forward enough to lower the score a little, but not enough to keep me from drinking again.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from bottle at Brewskis in Fayetteville. Pours hazy copper with a thin, scattered head. Assertive c-hop nose with some bread and caramel notes. Nicely bitter with citrus, toasted malts present. Bitterness lingers. Full-bodied and strong carbonation. Worth trying!

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours copper with perfect clarity and an impressive head, given the strength of the beer. The nose was fruity at first, then turned very floral with subtly bready notes. Rich, earthy malt provides a pleasant backdrop to loads of floral hoppiness. Very tasty, even the aftertaste made me feel like I had great breath! Full bodied with notable warming. Excellent commemorative brew.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured an orangish color with small head and almost no lacing. Aroma was a ton of citrus and floral hops. Flavor was much the same almost no malt balance. Was a little watery on the mouthfeel, lack of malt base is my guess.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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. doesn't work quite as well as the better 2IPAs with the 8.75% abv (maybe better at 7-8%) but it's a very good beer with a nice finish, too. I'll try not to dock it points for being an "Obama beer" :o

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Had while drinking alone in my room in my boxers reading hustler and at the BA sour tasting (the end) .. . great foam, dark murk brown, nice bitterness level, enjoyable and pretty fly ..

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    In celebration of a new era for America. This ale is a orange-red colored brew. A new tight frothy white head with good hang time. The aroma is hops, floral, citrus and pine. The carbonation is light, The body is smooth. And the taste? HOPS. Bitter, but very drinkable.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours out in a clear amber colour with a rich pillowy white foam. Very hoppy aroma of pine-needles, grapefruit, leaves and lemon-zest with sweet undertones of mango and peaches Full-bodied with notes of pine, leaves, grapefruit and sweet apricots. Long bitter finish of leaves and grapefruit. Tasty beer for Obama.

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