American Strong Ale
Whalers Brewing Company

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From:
Whalers Brewing Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 12.07%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 29, 2017
Added:
Sep 01, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  9
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by RhodyBeer:
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Rated by RhodyBeer from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance was a deep amber almost dark brown color with an off white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had a nice caramel/toffee malt base playing nicely with some bitter piney hops, light tobacco and a gentle earthiness. The flavor was sweet initially and then bled into a blend of the earthy and piney hops. Aftertaste was the malts grabbing at the hops in a semi-smooth bitter to sweet sort of fashion. Finish was quick. The palate was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good. Overall, pretty nice American Strong ale worthy of having again.
Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by VictoriaAleHouse from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Chester-NewEngland from Rhode Island

Nov 23, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Lilnik from Rhode Island

Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.51 by Duhast500 from Rhode Island

Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by BeeryMcbeerenstein from Rhode Island

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by AnneReed from Rhode Island

Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by Nelli769 from Rhode Island

Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by BeerRev22 from Rhode Island

Mar 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by Newport_beerguy from Rhode Island

Feb 23, 2015
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy, coppery orange color with a mild head. Laces well. Aroma is mostly hoppy. Definitely balanced by some bread and caramel. Plenty of both in the nose. The flavor portrays the malt in a more complex fashion. It tastes of dry bready malt, caramel and even a bit of nut. The finish is very bitter. Strong, lingering, hoppy bitterness that lasts and seemingly masks the alcohol. Medium bodied. Surprised by its potent ABV. Alcohol hidden very well. I enjoyed this and only tasted in a rather small, shared sample. Would have no qualms with revisiting this brew.
Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by Thedude22

Dec 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by youngs11 from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.84 by Proclarush from Maryland

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.81 by Mikecap from Rhode Island

Oct 26, 2014
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On-tap 10/20/2014 at Doherty's Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a medium dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The 9.50% ABV is well-hidden. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong and well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is an excellent hoppy imperial red ale to drink for a long time.
Oct 21, 2014
American Strong Ale from Whalers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings