American Muscle | Local Option

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4.07/5
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87 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States
localoptionbier.com

Style: American 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,320
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
87
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap last night at the brewery, pretty sure this is a new one as I've never seen it on tap before.
A- This is a very pretty beer. A very clear dark orange color with some sticky lace and a surprising head that sticks around for a good minute considering the abv

S- Heavy grapefruit up front with a little bit of orange and some underlying sweet malt. Very little alcohol presence.

T- Seems to follow the nose. Starts with a big grapefruit punch, though not that bitter and finish's with some sweet malt. Even less alcohol than nose would suggest, incredibly smooth and drinkable considering the 14%.

M- Very sticky in a good way. Fairly heavy carbonation that works pretty well with this beer. Again very smooth for such a big dipa.

O- Its nice to see a big hop bomb come out of the DH. I like Double Crooked, but I would take this over Double Crooked all day. Very drinkable and very dangerous, hope this becomes at least a rotating regular.

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American Muscle from Local Option
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 87 ratings