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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Dark, rich copper pour with vanishing small off-white head. Faint caramel malt nose with subtle citrus hints. Not getting the big bitter hop flavor I anticipated....dominated by sweet malt notes with mild bitter undertones. Smooth. Medium bodied. Fair brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (762) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Sampled at Joplin Macadoodles Springfield Brewery tasting event, 1/9. Nicely balanced, hoppy red. Dryness brings out the hops nicely. Packs some flavor without being too heavy. Not quite a wower, but pretty well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3362) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle; poured an amber-auburn color with a khaki head. Aroma of alcohol, fruit, caramel, and some earth; a lot of fruit. Hoppy flavor for the style; earthy and fruity. Not much sweetness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours clear amber with a thin off white head with good legs. Nose is intense floral and grapefruit hops. There are pine hops notes, cream, a little charcoal. Quite bitter with a malt backbone. Reminds me of very good homebrew. Seems dry hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1554) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tap - good size thick head, medium amber color, dry citrus hop aroma and flavor, mild grapefuiit flavor, fair malt balance - seems like more of an IPA than and Am Strong Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2012
It poured a dark copper color with a tan head. The aroma was very hoppy with some toast and malt. The flavor was of toast, malt and with again, much hoppiness. A very good American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
This beer has huge hop aroma. This hop monster is bitter to the point of astringency, but it is at least paired with a strong malt flavor. It is not balanced at all, but I believe that’s the point.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Clear, amber body with an off-white head. Nice lace. Aroma of hops, malts (caramel), mint ... great aroma! Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flaovur. Well balanced, smooth flavour. Ok complexity. Not too hoppy, but nice balance (in the same way as De Ranke Père Noël combines caramel and hops).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Seems it is a variation of the Hop Monster they brewed last year, but the recipe is varied. Not sure where the lobster came in. Pour was a copper color with a white head that wouldn’t go away. Aroma was nice and hoppy. Flavor was of hops with a nice balance of malt and a nice medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
This poured a dark copper color with a generous white head that lasted throughout. Very nice hop aroma with a subtle maltiness. Taste is dominated up front by the hoppiness, but is balanced on the finish by the malty richness. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability was pretty high. I enjoyed it very much.

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