Style: Strong Ale

ABV: 10.5

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top Production Facility American Strong Ale

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What the brewers say

“Ale barrel-aged and finished on oak cubes.”

What our panel thought

“Strong citrus, tropical guava, peach, and apricot aromas with a vanilla undercurrent. Very strong hop-forward guava and citrus flavor. Malt plays only a background role. Not as bitter as the hop flavor suggests. Finishes medium dry, fruity tropical flavor lingers.”

What our editors thought

“Vinous with a strong white-wine character on the nose. In the sip, sweet and sour, with a pronounced acidity that stays in hearty white-wine territory with doses of reduced tropical fruit and gooseberry.”



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