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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pours clean sharp gold. One finger of creamy eggshell white head. Not much on the nose, lots of grass and ass. Same on the flavor. Good lord.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Clear, golden with minimal head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine..very hoppy with little malt backbone. Flavor is slightly soapy and a touch herbal. Nothing too special here. Some light biscuit in the tail end of the finish..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg. September 3th, 2011.
Pours clear yellow with a white head. Smells pretty much like a British bitter with big aromas of cream and butter and grassy hops. The beer is smooth but with big notes of butterscotch and grass, something I’m not expecting from an American APA. Nope this doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Clear dark gold pour. Foamy, pale head dissipates quickly to a nice lace. Fair aroma of citrus hops & light malt. Taste is fair. nice hop with a slight malt sweetness. Ends dry and grapefruit bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle pours a clear gold with a thin off white head. Scent is light citrus. Taste is grainy. Boring

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
This kind of sucks. Totally out of balance with burnt and grainy notes but also some citrus. After one sip all I could think was, what the hell?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2011
Draught at Rover 2011-11 -19 Göteborg ar: tropical fruits, peach ap: hazy golden, wee white head f : tropical fruits, pine, high carbonated, watery felling

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rangerred (923) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Had on tap at Dewey’s Pizza in West Chester, OH Clear, light copper with a small one finger head. Earthy hops was the first smell I picked up on. There is a bit of bready malt but it takes a backseat to the hops. Hops dominate the taste initially but once again they are more grassy/earthy rather than citrus. The hop flavor drops off pretty rapidly and there is somewhat of a void afterwards. No real maltiness. Very light mouthfeel. Overall this was an average APA that I honestly thought seemed more British than American. Not sure I would seek it out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2552) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2011
It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was caramel and citrus with some rye notes. The flavor was bitter with some citrus and nutty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ddemmingjr (701) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
pours clear, light amber, decent white head. subtle citrus, earthy, bread malts, rye on the nose. subdued hops, malts, rye. a bit astringent. not a whole lot going on. a bit light. reasonable, but not great.

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