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American Strong Ale - Empire Brewing Company

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American Strong Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WesWes on 09-13-2009)
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Photo of MadScientist
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MadScientist, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

purchased & consumed at Empire Brewing.

This is a beautiful looking but overly bitter ale.

A - dark copper/amber; clar with highlights under light. off-white head

M - as expected

T - hops + malt; faint alcohol. Bitter (too much so) finish with a hoppy (Cascade?) aftertaste.

S - primarily hops with detectable alcohol.

chinchill, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown body,with little head but with lots of lace dots. a good hop aroma. Above average carbonation. Chocolate malt . Decent bitterness and good drinkability. Some hop aromas. Hits the style and worth brewing although the Stone's of the industry overwhelm the style grades.

Sammy, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of nyyfanatic213
4/5  rDev +9.3%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy dark brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid roasted and crystal malt scent along with a very bitter hop nose. It has some burnt toffee character from an extended boil. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth, hoppy flavor that goes down easy and finishes warm with some burnt toffee flavor. It has a good malt bill with some excellent roasted notes. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an outstanding effort from these guys. I hope they keep cranking out the good stuff. Well done.

WesWes, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ridgeline23, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of JizackFH
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY in Feb '13.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a slightly hazy dark brown color. It has a little more than a finger of thick white foam resting on top. The head has pretty good retention, and leaves some good lace behind clinging to the glass. The nose starts off with a good amount of roasted malt. There is a pretty big hop presence here which is nice. Also, I am getting some dark fruit and toffee aromas. The taste starts off much like the nose, witch a good amount of roasted malt. There are some dark fruit flavors, as well as some toffee and a little bit of chocolate. A good amount of hop flavor and bitterness is also present, and it sticks to the palate throughout the finish, as does the roasted malt flavor, and a touch of alcohol flavor. This has a medium body and a nice smooth feel. There is some roasted malt bitterness as well as some bitterness from the hops. Also, there is a decent amount of sweetness, and a little bit of boozy warmth on the back end. There is good drinkability here. It goes down easy and has good flavor. Overall, I thought this was a pretty nice beer. I wouldn't have a problem having a few of this in a night, and I would buy again.

JizackFH, Feb 27, 2013
American Strong Ale from Empire Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.