Is Sterling not American? Maybe I am confused...
no it was me who was - hence why I asked - I knew that magnum is both german and us grown but I'm not too familiar with sterling.
yeah, my local makes an all german pale ale - mitt and tett are the finishing hops and its just, well, odd.
Got ya. I guess they realized it wasn't the best idea to do an IPA with traditional German or noble hops. I use sterling in a pale lager and it is quite nice. This beer makes me want to try it in something a little more hoppy.