349
1840
    

Beers:1840
Breweries:485
Styles:95
States:51*
Latest beer added:
O’Malley’s Stout
Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company
Check out the ONLY canned beer database on the web.
*That includes Washington,DC!



Instagram



LATEST NEWS POSTS
Cheers to 80 Years of Canned Beers
Q & A with Richard Roche of Cast Iron Design in Boulder, Colorado
Designers of Finkel & Garf's Cans
Narragansett Honors Horror Writer with New Lovecraft Honey Ale
Fort George Brewery Releasing Plazm Farmhouse Ale Collaboration
Carton Brewing Releases Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale Cans
Maui Brewing Releases Lorenzini Double IPA Brewed with Tangerine and Blood Orange Juice
10 Canned Craft Beers to Look Forward to in 2015!
Modern Times Beer to Release Four Hoppy Seasonal Cans in 2015
Delta To Offer More Craft Cans (and Bottles) on Select Routes
SanTan's Sex Panther is Back!

LATEST REVIEWS POSTED
Mississippi Fire Ant
(Southern Prohibition Brewing)
2020 IPA
(Golden Road Brewing)
People's Pilsner
(People's Brewing Company)
Hot Date Ale
(Piney River Brewing Company)
Roughtail IPA
(Roughtail Brewing Company)
REEB Ryed IPA
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
Masked Bandit IPA
(Piney River Brewing Company)
River North White
(River North Brewery)
Gerry Dog Stout
(Big Elm Brewing Company)
RecreationAle
(Terrapin Beer Company)

Get e-mail alerts from CraftCans.com!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner




Friday, January 4th 2013

Independence Pass IPA
(Aspen Brewing Company)

Aspen Brewing's Independence Pass Ale takes its name from high-mountain pass that marks the eastern boundary of the Roaring Fork Valley and the City of Aspen. It is located at an altitude of over 12,000 feet and along the Continental Divide. Four miles to the west of the pass lies the site of Independence, the village whose establishment on July 4 led to the pass's current name. Aspen Brewing began canning their IPA in late 2010.

From the Aspen Brewing site:

"Independence Pass Ale is our super-hopped high altitude rendition of the classic India Pale Ale style. Independence Pass Ale utilizes insane amounts of Palisade hops—a hop that is relatively new on the IPA scene. With alpha acids up near the 10% mark, IPA aficionados will love the hoppy brew as much as they love their Magnum and Cascade-hopped IPA’s. In addition, we use Columbus, Cascade, and Simcoe hops. Set in contrast with our secret mash recipe, be prepared to be wowed. This beer radiates hops, hops, hops."

Here we go... 

Pour - a brilliant orangish-red color in appearance that is clean and clear with a big fluffy off-white head that fills the rest of the glass quickly. 


Aroma - big whiffs of all that makes an American IPA such a great style - pine, sweet orange, pineapple, grapefruit. I'm ready to dive in to this one...


Taste - sticky and resiny on the tongue with sharp bitter notes of pine and grapefruit. The carbomation pushes things across the palate nicely an d the finish is semi-sweet with a lingering, drying, hop finish. 

 

Overall - quite balanced with a lot of hop flavor and bitterness. At 7% this pack a bit more of a punch than one might think and has a nice malt backbone. Love to visit the brewery and have a few fresh pints in their tasting room.

 

Note - Aspen Brewing Company began brewing in 2008 and currently cans their Independence Pass IPA and This Season's Blonde. The brewery was featured in an episode of Drinking Made Easy (air date 4/4/12).

            



Hops Scale:
(See All Rated)
Independence Pass IPA
Style: American IPA
Brewery: Aspen Brewing Company
City: 
Aspen, Colorado  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: Palisade, Columbus, Cascade, and Simcoe hops
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 67
Date: January 4th, 2013

Posted by Russ


Have you had this beer? Thumb it:
(18)