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Oceanside Ale Works American Strong Ale

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Intense hop flavor from six different American hop varieties, backed up by a malty base

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
Smell of malts and caramel. Taste biscuit with overlay of complex and different mild malts. Absolutely no roast just caramel and some molasses notes. Rounds up with a hop bitterness, mostly earthy and pepper spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (970) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
First off, I am waaay skeptical about those 10 previous ratings for this beer. Especially considering how tight the data are and the fact that not one of those users has even close to over 100 ratings. But I digress... 22oz bomber was my weapon of choice. The pour is a light copper color and a faint haze through the center. Frothy white lacing settles to a fine 2mm layer of sticky foam. The aroma is mostly fruity esters of peach, mash syrup, hops and buttery diacetyl. Flavor is strong alcohol and sweetness up front with a solid bitterness following. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors. Finishes very strong and warm, not leaving much wiggle room to taste any other deeper flavors. I also get a bit of maple syrup and vegetable somewhere in there. Overall it’s an ass-kicker and a slow sipper, but still fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
At the Draft in Oceanside. Big huge beer red garnet color, tan head and great lacing on glass. Mostly malt aroma minimal hops. Flavor is fairly dry for malty beer when hops do peak through. Biscuit toffee flavor with some roast. Alcohol hidden as was told it was bigger than nine percent. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
22oz bomber. Malt aroma huge even out of bottle poured garnet amber clear. Hop presence popped trough on pour of earthy hops. Flavor rich but nit sweet. Excellent malt balance of toffee, and biscuit. World class.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Tasting round at brewer, fantastic rich aromas malts cocoa, bittersweet chocolate taste and balance of hops and malts are perfect, slightly sweet in a good way. And surprisingly enough a good clean drier finish than initial taste up front. Great 9.2%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Now after having blonde at source blender gave me this malt bomb. Unreal! So much fricking flavor from light roast coffee and caramel. 9.+ percent yet oh so so smooth. Super great mouth feel a big dinner in glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sarapeaches1990 (19) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Another bottle 22 bomber thanx to Mel4vegas...so nice sweet malty aroma, super big rich mouthfeel without being too sweet, the hops helped dry it out to a perfect balance, 9.2 holy crap i am going to feel it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mel4vegas (30) - Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Sharing 22 bomber with Sarapeaches....excellent malt caramel tiny roast aroma, flavor of mellow toffe and Carmel ....really rich and great mouthfeel and carbonation. Not flat like many big brews. Packs in high ABV but doesn’t taste so. Greatness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Had their Dude so had to try this, 22 oz...totally different than dude, this one leans heavily on malt side in a big way, aroma of caramel toffee and some hops, more noble hop profile it seems, big big huge mouth feel and great carbonation without the pillow head, helps aromas come through. 9.2 big great brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
There best! Stay away from their light brews and stick with the bigguns. This one is super rich malt nose and tons of fricking flavor. Tap version is killer, been enjoying this for ever.

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