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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myfriendbubba (34) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2007
PP Strg Ale Fst, gold to copper, sligh fruity nose with big resin citrus pine and apricot, finished by a biscut toast malt. Flavor paralled the nose malt did an exceptional job at balacing the heavy resin hops. Great carbonation, mouthfeel and silk on glass. Slight bitter astringency on the finish...made it crisp and clean


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Big big beer in the 22 oz bomber....cool cap!!! Crystal clear garnet color, Huge malt aroma, and hops to back up big rich caramel and toffe notes. Very minimal alcohol notes suprising since labeled 9+%. Greta brew and pretty good price at 6.99 for the big brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3841) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"A pretty nice beer, but it kinda lacks focus, not fitting any style and coming off good, but muddled. The oaked treatments of this were quite nice, this base beer was above average with light citrus notes, ample bitterness and malty sweetness to balance. Hides the abv well."

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
22 oz bomber from liquor store in Encinitas. No this a true to style ASA. It does have a nice hop aroma more to the earthy side but the malt dominates. The flavor is caramel and biscuit with very very alcohol warmth. Finishes malty then dry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
76th rating seems appropriate for this brew...Rich maly caramel aroma. Nice light head, kept carbonation well for such a rich brew. predominately malt centric. slight alcvohol warmth that I really enjoyed A+++++

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (26) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours dark garnet amber crystal clear. Great caramel aroma with a slight hop earthyness. Not citrus more pepper hop flavor and aroma. Flavor leans more towards the caramel and malts. Big, big brew. Loved it ...

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
runnertal (22) - Parump, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at brewery, visiting my brother this is his fav place. Blonde no good but this one the American Syrong was excellent. Not much aroma but the flavor was incredible. Rich thick malty. Never had a beer quite like this. Thumbs up!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Very strong brew here, 9.2%, on tap at the LA Beer Festival 2014, copper in color, fruity nose with citrus, pines and apricots in flavor, malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Tasted on draft. Hazy golden color with a cream colored head with decent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and alcohol. Full-bodied with a front end hop flavor and fruit flavor. Very enjoyable with the pizza that I had it with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, wheat, and peaches. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, and hay, leading to a dry finish where the hay note lingers. Very malty.
Earlier Rating: 11/17/2010 Total Score: 3.2
Draft. A hazy reddish-amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of fruits - primarily peaches, combined with medium notes of yeast, and light notes of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, fruit, alcohol, and yeast, leading to a dry finish where the notes of yeast, fruit, and wheat lingers. It has a strong body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
Aroma had roasted malt, caramel, hops and yeasty notes. Flavor had roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, hops and yeasty notes. Finished dry and bitter.


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