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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/27/2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, floral, pine, grass, spicy rye, caramel, bread, and toast. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes with decent strength; very unique aromas. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, light rye spiciness, bread, and toast. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, floral, pine, caramel, light rye, bread, and toast on the finish for a bit. Good complexity of hop and malt flavors; with very balanced hop/malt flavors and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4268) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
355ml bottle @ BrewDog. Orange amber colour, not much head. Rustic resin hop aroma & flavour. Dry citrus hop aftertaste. Decent pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2013
very decent pale ale. Bubbly and light with a slight orange peel finish. Don’t let the low rating fool you this is a good pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bitter IPA, not overly hoppy. Nice scent and easy enough to drink. Not sure I’d get again, but worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Nose is a moist, citrus hop with mild malt. Pours a rich golden color with a thin white head. Thin mouthfeel with coppery lead and moist, malty finish. Hops are fresh and grassy. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11499) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7868) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3806) - 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.


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