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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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85
very good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JonathanL7890 on 11-26-2010)
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omnigrits

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Red's Porch.

A. On the red side of copper with almost no head, but I think the waiter was simply trying to give me as full a pour as possible.

S. Very little head leads to not much aroma. Some biscuity malts and a promise of hops.

T. This is where the beer really took off for me. Sorry to steal a line from another brewery (Wychwood) but the only way to describe this is big, round and fruity. The maltiness reminds of so many good English bitters, but the American hops give it a very different character. The finish is both sweet and bitter.

M. Medium bodied, carbonation not excessive. Smooth and creamy.

O. A very well built beer, and at 5% definitely sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 03:33:53 | More by omnigrits
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz undated bottle purchased from the refrigerator and consumed the next day.

Pours deep amber with a semi-durable head and very good laing.

Aroma: typcial hoppy APA

Flavor; some nice smoothness and oats, but mostly herbal/earthy hops. Feel: smooth and soft for style; medium carbonation.

O: a successful innovation, using oats; smooth feel in this bold IPA.

Serving type: bottle

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had plenty of this beer over the last year, but haven't reviewed until now. Since Ranger Creek's bottling line is up and running (thank you, Kickstarter), it's now easier to find their stuff in local shops.

Pours a light amber brown color with a small one-finger head. Nothing special about the appearance. The nose is nice enough, if unspectacular. Sweet malts, faint fruits (pear, apple) and an earthy herbal note. The taste is quite good, though. Sweet up front with a nice balance of fruitiness and maltiness, with a dry, clean palate and a dry, slightly bitter finish. Very nutty. Really good stuff. Mouthfeel is suitable for the style.

On the whole, I really enjoy this beer. I'm glad there are local breweries in SA these days that are brewing good, quality beers with consistency. This may well become my local session beer.

Serving type: bottle

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This was one of 12 Texas craft beers on tap at the Esquire in San Antonio.

It was served in a shaker glass; the beer is copper with a clingy off-white head.

The beer has a nose of pine and a hit of caramel malts.

First impression is cascade hop pale ale, but the oatmeal adds a bit of sweetness and the malts a bit of grainy counterpoint. There are hints of citrus, toffee and grass, but the hops rule them all.

The mouth is oily and coating.

I really enjoyed this one and would love to have access to it on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

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A- Poured a clear light orange with frothy white head that left glass-coating lace.

S- Big bright citrus notes floral and bready notes.

T- Citrusy and floral hop notes, bready notes, and oats. Light bitteness but lots of hop character in the flavor and aroma, very well balanced.

M- Very creamy, smooth, soft carbonation, and dry. One of the creamiest and smoothest drinking pale ales I have ever had.

O- Very balanced pale ale with an incredible mouthfeel that went down very easy.

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.