American Strong Ale | Culture Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Culture Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 10-01-2013

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
5.77%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Handsome orange brown in the St. Bernardus globe. Lots of lacing in the glass. The aroma is deeply hoppy and quite wonderful with a ripe peach scent.

It's surprisingly bitter from the first sip. So bitter it has almost a sour sensation. The brewery rates this at 100 IBUs, and they're not exaggerating. The chalkboard lists the hops as Chinook. But there is a sweet malty base with a nice burnt sugar taste. In spite of the excessive bitterness, this is almost likeable. The sudsy mouthfeel helps the medicine go down. Overall, though, this is something like a dry hop liqueur. Hop fiends, take note.

This really should be called a Strong IPA since it's not quite malty enough to be a DIPA. It's an odd and interesting duck for a brewery that is so refined and not given to the usual outlandish San Diego IPAs. From the big growler filled at the brewery.

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American Strong Ale from Culture Brewing Co.
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