Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

American Muscle | Local Option

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
76
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Muscle – 666 Horsepower Double Pale Ale is massive hop bomb brewed for America by Americans in America. Aggressively late kettle and dry hopped with four quintessential varietals of American hops; this beer is built like houses used to be. A strong malt backbone balances a rich, pungent palate of citrus fruit with floral and earthy notes. No adjuncts or extracts of any type were used in this beer.

Added by MasterSki on 01-12-2012

User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by kevanb:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of danthehopslamman
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mikejonze
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dracook
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of wesside89
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ParraPalliative
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Hophead717
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of loganburgh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Azpittil57
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of NappyB
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of beerhawk41
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jscheuf
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Local Option.

There should be a speech bubble in the bird's mouth spouting a gruff "Get some!" Maybe it's just me... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy sunset amber topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light leek, orange zest, light honey, and very light caramel. The taste holds notes of orange zest, grapefruit peel, pine resin, light caramel, very light honey, and a touch of booze. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a generally solid, if a tad unbalanced and boozy, DIPA.

 617 characters

Photo of detrockcitey
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
American Muscle from Local Option
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.