Oliver Strongman Pale Ale (Single Hop Sorachi Ace)

RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
The same big, bold pale ale, 8.6% abv, brewed the English way with a firm malt backbone and underlying sweetness but this time hopped exclusively with Sorachi Ace for notes of lemon citrus.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3676) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On cask at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is a hazy reddish orange color and sports a thin white head. The aroma offers lemon grass, coconut, herbal tea, and dank hops. Definitely Sorachi Ace hops at work here. Bold flavor, but one dimensional and cloyingly sweet. Glad I only ordered a 4 oz. pour. Low carbonation and medium to full bodied. Lingering alcoholic warmth in the finish. If youre a big fan of Sorachi Ace hops, perhaps you will enjoy this more than I. Not a repeat for me. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 12-08-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5787) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap. Pours dark amber with medium creamy white head; good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, floral hops, figs, apples, and faint herbs. Flavor is sweet malts forward with good supporting floral hops (light bitterness) with some light fruit esters; sweet, hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at Pratt. Pours a clear browned amber with a thin white head. Sweet and malty, toast and caramel, musky hops. A touch sweet, musk and hops, bright malt, medium to thick bodied. Sweet malt, toast, caramel, musk and toast. Slow bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Cask. Murky sequoia color with a small bubbly head. Nose holds tons of diacetyl that really mixes poorly with that lemony/herbal nose from the Sorachi Ace. Pretty brutal.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
This beer was wretched. Some of the biggest diacetyl character Ive ever experienced in beer. Heinous heinous heinous. Didnt have anything going for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13280) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of floral and herbal hops especially dill. Sweet herbal and malty flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47127) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

ABV: 8.3%. Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, candy sweet, fruity, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood hops, caramel, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic - buzzy. [20110804]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3rd August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Light haze on this amber beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and semi dry. A trace of dust with the typical Sorachi lemon cream. Some subtle orange - tangerine in there as well. Semi dry finish. Very drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2011
GBBF 2011. Copper body, white head. Medicinal hops, quite strong bitterness. Rough nuts. Why Im writing this kind of things - must have been drunk..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12006) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2011
One-third pint glass filled from gravicask at USA Cask Ale Bar on the third day of the Great British Beer Festival 11. 8.3% abv. Near-clear, amber coloured body. Diminishing white, bubbly head. Fragile lacework. Firm aroma of fresh and dried fruity hops. Pleasant taste character of lemony shells, pine and distant malty sweetness. Firm dry hop bitterness to the finish. One of the highlights at the festival (London, 04.08.2011).

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