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American Muscle - Local Option

American Muscle
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BA SCORE
89
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%


Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
New World Double IPA is massive hop-bomb brewed Local Option Bierwerker. Aggressively late-kettle and dry hopped with four quintessential varietals of American hops; this beer is built like houses used to be built. A strong malt backbone balances a rich, flavorful palate of citrus fruit with floral and earthy notes. No adjuncts or extracts of any type were used in this beer.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-12-2012)
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Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with copper highlights and a frothy, lingering cream head.

Resin, fresh cut grass, grapefruit, and pine form the initial aroma. There's a strong underlying sweet caramel malt backbone.

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Too sweet and lacking in hop flavor. The boozy notes add interest, but they're overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

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American Muscle from Local Option
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.