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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale AleOPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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drummermattie02

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

12-15-2011 14:52:12 | More by drummermattie02
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JedSeed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-12-2012 07:51:28 | More by JedSeed
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zander4dawin

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%

I previously had this beer on draft and recently had it from the bottle and all I can say is it's not as I remembered. There are definitely carbonation issues with the bottles. Way too carbonated, you can tell from the pour and the taste which throws the mouthfeel off a little. Overall the beer itself is decent and something new. The oatmeal adds a creamy, nuttiness to what would be nothing more then an average pale ale. The citra hops shine through but somewhat clash with the oatmeal taste. Overall, not bitter at all just a light fruity tasting pale ale with a creamy texture.

01-24-2012 20:57:50 | More by zander4dawin
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ByMySword


3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-21-2012 21:25:41 | More by ByMySword
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spaceycasey

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

Had on tap at the Austin Flying Saucer

A - Slightly hazy copper will only the faintest hint of what was once a head, though I suspect this is more the result of the environment (packed Saucer, busy bartenders, busy waitresses) than the beer itself.

S - Light to moderate citrusy hop aroma with nutty, bready malt character. Slight aroma of band aid phenol.

T - Good American hop flavor and bitterness for a Pale Ale, not too over the top. Interesting balance with the malt character and the unique twist of the oats. Unfortunately, the band aid phenol is more present than in the aroma, so I had to knock it a little bit.

M - Has the nice "soft" mouthfeel I expect from a pale ale with a unique creaminess from the oats. Very nice.

D - Quite sessionable though the band aid would keep me from drinking too many.

Good effort from this new Texas brewery, looking forward to more by them.

12-31-2010 01:34:21 | More by spaceycasey
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stumac

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-29-2013 03:34:18 | More by stumac
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-14-2013 22:36:15 | More by greenspointexas
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trebbates

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-27-2013 02:39:46 | More by trebbates
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thereal_adam

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-31-2014 17:58:49 | More by thereal_adam
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ChanceK

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-07-2013 16:31:04 | More by ChanceK
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jl28r1

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-10-2013 00:50:04 | More by jl28r1
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ReyG006

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-17-2012 13:25:44 | More by ReyG006
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Qsnow


3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-24-2014 23:42:30 | More by Qsnow
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specksnreds

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

Smells like bananas. At what temp did the bottles condition at? Estery - Aunt Ester estery. Smells like one of my homebrew screw-ups when I failed to control my bottle conditioning temperature. I hate you sometimes, Aunt Ester.

Big creamy head that looked good, if not a bit dirty, and I could not smell many of the hops. At least they're there. Somebody said they're Citra, so I'll go with that.

Cream-sicle mouthfeel, and I like that. It's pretty to look at at first, but the second pour was uber-cloudy and on the unappetizing side. It was gold in color before it got dirty witht he yeast and hops and whatnot.

01-24-2012 22:05:25 | More by specksnreds
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-25-2013 16:33:03 | More by Tiernan
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-04-2013 13:06:45 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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bdk1417

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-15-2014 01:09:12 | More by bdk1417
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cisteve

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-07-2012 06:24:42 | More by cisteve
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nickhiller

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

A: crystal clear, Pinesol colored with a smidgen of head, no lacing.

S: grass, very malty in a Whoppers/Maltesers kind of way.

T: Necco wafer big time, like those little candy cigarettes, very piney, really its like biting into a pinecone, grassy.

M: medium body, the carbonation leaves something to be desired, very dry, piney finish.

D: I keep saying it but this really tasted like a pine tree. There was also no suggestion of the oatmeal, I mainly ordered this out of a curiosity for what an "oatmeal pale ale" would taste like but was left pretty underwhelmed, not sure what makes this pale ale different than any other, maybe they just liked the name--but if that's the case it is rather misleading. And the carbonation was disapppointingly low, seems like a pattern for this brewery. It kind of makes me wonder if they have faulty kegging technology. Anyhoo, I'm less impressed with this than the smoked porter.

03-19-2011 21:44:22 | More by nickhiller
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Bearman13

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-03-2013 23:37:32 | More by Bearman13
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-29-2012 03:35:48 | More by JohnBender
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G_Est

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-26-2014 23:20:15 | More by G_Est
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Getalegup

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-10-2014 17:18:07 | More by Getalegup
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Cloudy orange color with a massive head that last a long while (pour this one very gently!), leaving globs of suds on the side of the glass. Maybe the stickiness is from the oatmeal?

Very yeasty aroma - fruity, spicy, citrus, a lot of banana. I suppose the hops may contribute some, but the nose seems to just scream yeast character.

The same yeasty notes dominate the flavor. The sharpness of the yeast is balanced by a creaminess from the oatmeal. A bit sweet.

Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Overall a refreshing beer. A lot more like a Belgian pale ale than an American one.

Thanks to kjkinsey for introducing me to a new brewery.

02-02-2012 23:31:33 | More by CliffBrake
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

On tap at Whip In, 26 Feb 2011.

Small slightly off white head. Fairly cloudy, lightly carbonated. Orange brown in color. Aroma is slightly sweet, floral. Light caramel to start, becoming moderately hoppy through the middle and finish. Not much oatmeal in the body or flavor. Finish becomes a little bitter and orange. Medium body, moderate alcohol.

A says slightly watered down.

02-26-2011 21:13:10 | More by htomsirveaux
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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
85 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.