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American Strong Ale Beer Reviews


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Cigar City Brewing / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path
Illuminating The Path is an American Strong Ale brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Ecliptic for the First Edition of the El Catador Club. This Oregon / Florida collaboration uses rose hips and marionberries, indigenous to Oregon, plus hibiscus and acai berries from Florida. The beer is then aged in pinot […]

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Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ is an American Strong Ale. Rich smooth malts with a wee bit of Brown sugar sweetness. As with most every Lagunitas beer there is a strong showing of hops. A good bit of pine and tropical sweetness are an interesting mix with sweet malts. I have to say […]

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Firestone Walker 16 Anniversary Ale
Firestone Walker 16 Anniversary Ale is an American Strong Ale. As always this is a blend of 8 different barrel-aged beers. I guess I ended up aging this about 1 year, think I traded for it about 6 months after it’s release. Very nice aroma on this one, lots of caramel, […]

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Stone Southern Charred
Full Disclosure: This product was provided without charge for the purposes of this review. More info Stone Southern Charred is an American Strong Ale. A member of the Quingenti Millilitre series 2013 bottled into 500ml bottles, no kegs. The beer is 2012 Double Bastard Ale aged in a complex series of […]

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OxBow Cletus
OxBow Cletus is a barrel aged strong dark ale bottle conditioned with brettanomyces. It comes in a counter-pressure filled swing top growler. Thanks for the bottle Nathan! I knew nothing about this beer or brewery when it arrived at my door, but I was certainly excited to try it. I […]

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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor (Side Project 16) is an American Strong Ale aged on french oak. I had this when it first was released over a year ago, and although I thought it was good but I really felt some age would improve this a lot. Below is the results of both […]

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Hair Of The Dog Fred
Hair Of The Dog Fred is an American Strong Ale. I received this as a trade extra, thanks Alex! This is Batch 83, bottled on 3.10.11, opened on 5.22.2013. So this is over 2 years old. My friend at HOTD says he prefers this fresh, and since I don’t have a […]

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Boulevard Coffee Ale
Boulevard Coffee Ale is an American Strong Ale that is a collaboration with The Roasterie. Ethiopian Sidamo is blended with rye, oats, and malted barley, and spiced with Perle and Styrian Golding hops. All of this creates a beer that tastes like… coffee. Not too shocking given the name, but this […]

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Firestone Walker Double DBA
Firestone Walker Double DBA (or Double Double Barrel Ale) is an American Strong Ale. A tribute to their flagship beer DBA (Double Barrel Ale), an English Style Pale Ale. Firestone Walker bills Double DBA as a barrel aged Imperial Special Bitter, all I know for sure is that it is delicious. Toffee, […]

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Red Brick The Lost Years
Red Brick The Lost Years is an American Strong Ale that is bourbon barrel aged with citrus peel and star anise. There is a great back story to this beer that is too long to re-tell, but take a quick side trip to the Red Brick website to read up on […]


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