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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with a rye bite. The taste is bitter hops, rye, toasted malts. Bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
4/8/11. On tap. Clear amber pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Wow, really nice hop aroma - it smells like I’m whiffing hops from the bag while brewing, with a soft malt backing. Lighter flavor with a solid hint of the hops but a more forward malt profile. This reminds me of homebrew for some reason

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
bottle. pours a pale orange with a 1 finger white head - which lasts throughout. pleasant floral, grassy, piney hop aromas with some light bread - definitely feels dry hopped. medium body with more earthy bitterness, rye and caramel malts. towards the back of the mouth, it becomes somewhat watered down. the hops really fade towards the finish. they must have dry hopped this one or added most of the hops towards the end of the boil. more malt driven finish with some spicy rye notes. this is a nice, very drinkable, hop forward aromatic pale ale... not sure why the ratings are so low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Barley’s. The rye in here is a cool twist. The hop notes are nice and grassy up front, then finish with a lingering bitterness which reacts rather interestingly with the rye. I would definitely drink it again, but all the same, there are a lot of options out there and a full 6-pack might last me a while. Rye in a beer is good on occasion, but I find that a little goes a long way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle- Pours a copper color with a decent head and some lacing. Aroma of some citrus and malt sweetness, bit of fresh grain and fruit in the background. Mild taste of malt sweetness up front with a bit of citrus and grain. there is a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly moderate body, quite smooth and refreshing. Good balance. Easy drinker, good for a few. Nothing special about this beer just an enjoyable Pale Ale to relax with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottled over 5 mo. ago sat on room temp shelf probably some time. Light head bright clear golden orange with floaties and poured homebrew style trying to keep it out at the bottem. Aroma has some hops with fruit of fresh cantelope slight bit of musty funk,light citrus with busicuit. Flavor is clean light -medium smooth,with fruit hop flavor busicuit some mild creamyness,with a citrusy almost tart clean lightly drying finish. Mild-medium bitterness with citrus/herb.I just wish this had been fresher and stored better i could see this being a pretty nice (er) pale ale otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2 (warm up tasting in Jan & Charlotte’s room). Light haze on this gold beer, good off white head. Light palate, airy and a little dry. Semi sweet hops. Tangerine, mild pith. Trace of peach. Semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 24/I/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: 24/VII/13 (2013-95)

Clear orange beer, some very small sediment floating around under an irregular white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of citrus, exotic fruits, passion fruits, pineapple, sweet sugary touch, piny, biscuit malts. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some citrus, sweet mango, bit of pineapple, little sugary, bitter. Aftertaste: some citrus, resinous bitterness, sweet fruits, mango, some grains, dry bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3307) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2013
355 ml. bottle shared with a number of people. I love the cover art on this one, wonderful, makes me think of “The Prisoner”. Very pale, clear orange with little white head. Light citrus notes in the nose, light sweetness and fruitiness, light sweeter yeast, grass, very light fruits and oranges. Taste is sweeter citrus hops, touch of sweeter marmalade, touch toffee, hint white sugar, sweet fruity oranges, caramel. Med, touch malty, tad flatter. Far more enjoyable than suggested by the ratings.

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