I usually prefer having root beer on its own, and not the float. Still pretty decent, but not my thing. Root beer is somewhat of an acquired taste, depending on what age you start drinking it. The earlier you drink it. the tastier it will be as you get older.Tried a root beer float shortly after. First time having root beer... There's something wrong with you guys.
You're not the first non-American to call us crazy for drinking root beer. It was a medicine before becoming a common day carbonated drink. Most non-American's either don't have root beer or only used the medicinal variation.