Gulf Coast Imperial IPA - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Gulf Coast Imperial IPA
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 09-11-2011)
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Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another great brew found at the Whip In in Austin, Texas, this one is a solid amber color with a reasonable white cover and nice lacing on the short glass. An aroma of bready citrus and pine hops is quick to lure the ready beer lover. The flavor brings a rye bread idea with clean oat grains and a grassy edge. This is pretty easy drinking for a DIPA and as I go through it I pick up some fruit nougat hints. It’s medium bodied with mild, frothy carbonation and feel. Very satisfying, nice effort.

Photo of elNopalero
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the second of the Ranger Creek beers that came out in session form this past summer, but instead of going up a level to a IPA they doubled up and released this big, chewy hop wallop of a brew. It pours a dark straw with a couple inches of foam that lingers. There’s a wonderful bouquet to this beer. Very citrusy, with an enormous floral aroma. It comes across very tart on the palate with a resiny, piney and harsh finish that mellows out as it warms.

Photo of dumptruck81
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of FUNKPhD
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer/Houston

From Notes:
Amber/copper coloration with an off white head. Malty, hoppy aroma which follows through to the taste. A nice hoppy mouth tingle, light bodied.

This was actually a good double, all things considered. I think I wrecked my palate with some big west coast dipas, but I think a change of hops would make this one better.

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jamescain
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Hazy golden-straw yellow with minimal white head, due to the server's pour, that clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: At first it is mostly tropical fruit, pineapple, peach, and then it changes as the beer warms up and becomes more piney.

Taste: I was pretty disappointed with the one dimensionality of the taste. Basically straight up bitter, no depth, not much flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body with a long lingering bitterness.

Overall: I was expecting more from this beer after the first whiff, but as I continued to drink it I wished I had ordered something else. Just didn't do it for me.

Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Teddy-Pickles
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SquidVicious
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of drummermattie02
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Gulf Coast Imperial IPA from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
80 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.