Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, tangerine, pink grapefruit, peach and light tropical fruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tangerine, pink grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.
Shot (313) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall can. Pours red with a sticky, rocky off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt and resiny, piney hops. Juicy, fruity flavors--brown sugar and grape, cut grass, melon and floral tones with sugar cookie notes. Fresh and enjoyable. Light mouthfeel. Really very nice.
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 once can. Nice hoppy citrus pine body and taste. Was expecting a bigger beer with this category. I imagine American Strong as more of a big red ale. Decent.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/20/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small tan head, good lacing. Great aroma, mild caramel hints, loads of fresh hops - citrus, pine, tropical fruits, dank. Okay flavor, caramel, burnt caramel, toffee, mild bitterness and hop presence. Not bad. Laughed that since we were in Florida this was passed around with people saying "not *that* seventh sun."
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16iz can the poured a medium brown with light tan head. Aroma is mild to medium malt base with some nose of hops. The flavor comes up short for me for the style. Should have more sweet malt than what it does and there should be a nice warm alcohol burn which there isn’t. Not a bad beer but not a strong ale.
michcam8 (415) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a tall can. Pours coca-cola color, with a nice tan head. Clear dark amber in color. When I opened the can I was hit with a pungent hop aroma. I was expecting similar taste, but it fell a little short. Initial taste is sweet caramel malts, but quickly goes dry, and very faint citrus, grapefruit flavor. One good thing on the taste is I did not detect much, if any, alcohol. I think this could be a really good beer, but it’s just missing some more flavor. On the fence with this one....I see potential I guess.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number.
Amber with moderate beige edgework.
Nose is grapefruit, bitter citric peel, pine, good nose - sweet and pleasant.
Taste comprises skunky hop notes, pine needle, grapefruit, orange pith, caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent hopped up American Strong.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown with medium body. Light laced head. Strong aroma of pines and hops. A pale ale flavor done strong! Overall ok American strong ale
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umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear copper pour with a 1 finger foamy head that fades to a messy ring and leaves chunky lacing. Aroma has strong grapefruit, caramel, toast, and red fruit. Taste has a nice moderate sweet and bitter balance. Grapefruit peel, toasted malt, rye bread, light flowers, and light caramel. Medium body. Pretty good overall.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, hazy dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toffee into some spice, touch of red fruit. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, sweet orange, grapefruit, hints of bread, finishing fairly bitter. Interesting, decent.