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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Sane or senseless? Harmless or harmful? Sometimes it takes awhile to get to know a stranger. Initial impressions are not always reality, so you must delve deeper. Beyond the initial floral hop aromas, malt sweetness is revealed, yet with a spicy undertone that exposes a very rye sense of humor. Take your time to get to know the Stranger. It’s strangely satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
This had a clear straw/gold body with a modest, but lasting, head and left plenty of lace. The aroma was grainy with some citrus notes. The flavor was citrusy, mildly bitter, and balanced well with the pale malt sweetness. Easy drinking and quite sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz blttle. Clear amber brew with white head. Aroma of sour hops, light malts, mineral water. Taste is light grains at the start with a nice hoppy finish, rather unique sour / spiciness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Orange copper with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, hop flowers, and light citrus. Flavor is sweet at first, then goes to slighlty bitter and metallic, Some hops on the finish. Light body and sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle–pours a big offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is soft fruit/slight pine, sweet light malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, secondary sweet light/medium malt. APA or session EPA?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at MDL in Overland Park, Kansas. Pour is a lightly hazed golden orange with a minimal white head. The aroma is caramel malt and citrus orange and grapefruit hop bitterness. The nose gets a bit dirty earthy as it warms. Taste is a nice bright citrus up front, blended nicely with the lightly sweet malt. Nice bread toast character comes out as it warms. Palate is light to medium bodied, nice unfiltered mouth feel, mineral dry and crisp finish. Bright, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
bottled 3/12/11. consumed 4/5/11. clear. very orange shade of yellow with a small ow head. smells kinda british spicy?...a little dank, sweaty yeast, light pine, floral, metal and woody notes in there as well. the flavor is very metallic.... it doesn’t blow off like usual even after it sits for a while. also, noted are pale malt without the sweetness, wood and flowers. theres a light saltiness in the aftertaste. sharply carbonated and crisp. not bad, just a little boring... although highly crushable. 6/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2011
I must disagree with some of the earlier contributors: I think this works very well. Maybe it isn’t as big or hoppy as others offerings, but it’s a pale ale, and compared to other pale ales, it measures up well. Hazy golden with a persistent head and good lacing. Sweet caramel malt mixed with floral hops works just as well here as chocolate-covered pretzels do as a salty/sweet snack. Easy drinking and not filling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Hazy traffic light yellow beer with average floral and hop aromas. Intensely bitter but also a little sweet. Probably a result of adding rye. Too dry to be termed refreshing but not full bodied enough to be filling. Very funny to a Stranger from the Left Hand, but they could have chosen a better brew to make the joke with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Pours clear pale golden straw with a small white head. Nose is faint citrus and pine hops with bready malt. Flavor very light pine hops and grainy malt. Crisp and light beer. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Hazy yellow color with thin white lacing. Aroma has mild citur peel feel with a slight muskiness to it. Palate isnice for a pale ale. Nothing spectacular but a fine drinking beer.

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