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RATINGS: 477   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1400) - - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with thin white head. Aroma and taste are melon, caramel, tea and pear. Taste is has a very seltzery quality too. Thin mouthfeel and light carb. Seems to be old. Not good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours light golden yellow, thin, light fruity toffee flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (586) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is light, golden, ring of head and no lace. The aroma is crisp and clean. Lightly hoppy, some good citrus and a touch of floral. There seems to be a little lacking. The flavor is just as light. Some citrus and bitter hops on the back end with a little grassy note in the middle. The mouth feel is thin, clean, not carbonated. The aftertaste isn't really there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 backlog. 12oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a 2 finger stark white head. The nose is honey, faint citrus and malt. The taste follows the nose with some light tart citrus in the finish. Medium bodied. Meh. 2.8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (994) - - JUL 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-20-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer was served a light golden-straw color with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to give a medium amount of lacing. Smell – A aroma is strongest of biscuit and bready smells mixed with some citrus of grapefruit and orange. Mixed with these is an ever so light floral aroma as well. Taste – The taste begins with some caramel mixed with a biscuit base. As the taste advances some hop flavors of a more citrus nature come to the tongue. Toward the end the brew dries out some as a more floral hop flavor comes to the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the average thickness and had a very average carbonation level. Good for the style and one easy drinking brew. Overall – It was very easy to down with a moderately nice flavor. While a good session beer but it is nothing all that special.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewired1 (17) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Had this beer in a bottle. Lite citrus taste. Nice head when poured. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
A lot of lemon flavor but good easy-drinking pale ale. Beautiful foam providing lace on the glass.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2097) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Light malty nose, medium hop presence, with some good citrus. Light hazy deep golden amber color. Fruity and caramelly initial / light caramel in mid / a touch of spicy hops in mid and final. Light-medium body, a bit airy, and just a lttile astringent. Nice, well-balanced stuff. The hops emerge in a pleasant way but never dominate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2597) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
10 July 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is lemon rind and some straw malt. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. golden syrup, mild lemon rind, moderately sweet. decent


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