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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

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
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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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2012 18:55:46 | More by dumptruck81
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-08-2012 23:31:44 | More by n00blar
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2012 00:49:22 | More by zonker17
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NealPickle


5/5  rDev +32.6%

06-23-2012 16:30:40 | More by NealPickle
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2012 19:06:43 | More by Hopmodium
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TonyT013

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-25-2012 01:56:47 | More by TonyT013
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ByMySword


3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Plenty of carbonation. Too much head, took 5 - 10 minutes to pour. Could have sat on it too long. Hazy, apple cider color. Grassy aroma. Very Belgian like. Spicy, fruity, earthy. Very bitter finish. Carbonation bite with medium body. One of the more unusual Pale Ales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 20:15:29 | More by LittleDon
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Ffej for sharing this bottle, a bomber bottle.

A: The pale ale is coppery amber, clear with a robust head to it.

S: Creamy nose that has plenty of citrusy hops alongside a robust caramel biscuit backbone. The nose evolves, taking on mustier qualities that bleed into the taste. Well-balanced like a good pale ale.

T: Plenty of malts, caramel and breads with a floury biscuit finish. The lead-in to the hops has that smooth oatmeal flavor that I normally associate with a stout. The hops, following the malts, have citrus flavors - oranges, grapefruits, and apricots in tow. The end of the ale is where things get interesting, a Belgian mustiness emerges, not quite wild but fruity -- accentuating the hops. It's not wild but I like where it is headed.

M: The yeasty finish is a highlight, following a well-balanced malty body. Plenty of carbonation and a fruity spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 15:56:56 | More by akorsak
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-29-2012 03:35:48 | More by JohnBender
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channels321

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2012 04:38:12 | More by channels321
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birchstick

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-11-2012 02:18:38 | More by birchstick
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-28-2012 02:10:03 | More by mjtiernan
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kirellon


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-23-2012 21:37:29 | More by kirellon
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JedSeed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-10-2012 17:48:26 | More by AndyD
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datphoo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-04-2012 02:28:30 | More by datphoo
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womencantsail

California

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

Pours cloudy orange in color with a massive white head. A rather funky nose to this; I’d almost believe it was a saison. Floral and grassy hop notes with a hint of orange peel. Bread and cracker malt aromas are present as well. The flavor is a bit yeasty with a heavy floral and orange peel character. Slightly sweet from the bread and cracker flavors. I don’t really get all that much oatmeal. Rather highly carbonated, too.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 01:16:57 | More by womencantsail
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Beer is amber, lots of yeast goes right into the glass almost making the beer brown. Very hazy. Nice head though. Good carbonation and some lacing.

Aroma is sweet, grassy, cascade ish hop aroma.

Beer is medium in body. It tastes a little old but the hops are still there. A little fruity, a little grassy, nice finish. I'd have it again. I truly enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 14:18:50 | More by drabmuh
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kurttr

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-11-2012 23:10:53 | More by kurttr
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-11-2012 00:31:09 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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cisteve

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-07-2012 06:24:42 | More by cisteve
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-05-2012 19:16:00 | More by mhenson42
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Over carbonated, but not frothing out of the bottle, just takes a good long while to pour, even when poured very gently, angled down the side of the glass. Also cloudier than I'd like in any type of "pale ale". Murky butterscotch color; apple cider-like appearance to the liquid. The head is very foamy--like a cappuccino.

S: quite nice--grapefruit, general citrus, stone fruit, aspirin, dough, lemongrass. Reminds me of "old school" (sort of) microbrews from the mid-to-late 90s. Fresh. Yeasty. Wort. Feels like I'm at the brewery on brew day.

T: Prickly citrus notes (quite carbonated), pretty robust grapefruit notes, kaffir lime, quite bitter, but nicely done--there's enough malt backbone to keep it from running amok. Suggestions of kumquats and apricots.

F: Finishes quite bitter with a lengthy citrus fade (leaning toward limes.) Rather dry.

Overall: The bottle conditioning seems to be drying the beer out pretty quickly (mine was bottled only 31 days ago), and, over-carbonating it. That hefty carbonation is offsetting the fullness in the mouth that you'd expect from the oats. But not a bad beer at all. Though I have a feeling it shines on tap vs. in the bottle.

Note: my bottle says this is 5.8% ABV, not 5%.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 02:56:07 | More by AdvocateFan
OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.