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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. Itís strangely satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3720) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
This is a rather standard issue APA but a pretty good one nonetheless. Itís a crystal clear pale golden orange w/ a decent foamy head. Nose has a nice floral, citrus element. Flavor is pretty well balanced w/ some simple sugary sweetness and firm, biting bitterness. Reading through some other reviews here, Iím thinking there must be freshness problems w/ this beer. There is no way whatís in my glass would have a rating of lower than 3.0 here on RateBeer. It is not a show stopper by any means but it is certainly better than average for what it is trying to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, and spicy rye. Flavor is lightly sweet, bready, grassy/earthy hop, wet grain, lightly spicy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Blah...a boring pale ale. Aroma was weak. Ginger ale, grains and earthy hops. Pour was a nice enough medium gold with some rising bubbles and a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very average. A little grainy with stale hops and a light malt backbone. Very generic and very boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Weak pale ale, too light and too bitter for what it wants to be, not very pleasant at all. The nose is flat and grainy, meaning the hops sneak up on you as you sip the pint. Thin texture mingles with an assertive, medicinal bitterness; you wait in vain for the malt sweetness to balance the dry finish, but itís watery pine all the way down. Much better pale ales to be found on the shelves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pours clear light orange and gold with a small, frothy beige head. Aromas of pine, sugar, slight citrus, and some funky malt. Light pine and citrus hop flavor, with some sweet malt. Below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1423) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
translucent gold with a thin white head, sticky medium body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: piney hops, sweet citrus, and a hint of caramel.

taste: spicy astringent grain, grassy herbal hop bitterness, and a hint of caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, toast), average hops (earthy, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of peach. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie, toast), average hops (earthy, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of peach. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2011
Alright, everyone is ripping this beer apart. I had to drink a 6er (not in one sitting) to fully judge this one. It is watery. Very thin. But itís Left Hand, not Avery. They make their beers to be subtle and sessionable, but still they do good stuff. This is the best "mowing the lawn" pale ale I have ever consumed. There is not a ton to it, but it is a light pale with good flavor. It serves its purpose and is an excellent hot weather pick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours orange, clear and bright, with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy with touches of floral hops. Flavor is crisp, slightly grainy, with touches of herbal hops and bitterness. Finish is dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is brisk and light bodied. Overall, a good session beer but nothing really special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
Dark murky gold with a light white head, watery, thin cap...weak nose with a little hops, toffee and wet grains, boring... Tastes terrible, bitter alcohol, generic hops, skunky too... This is utter garbage not worth trying

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