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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 02-12-2011)
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BrownNut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-12-2012 02:17:45 | More by BrownNut
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2012 01:50:19 | More by mojohawk21
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-28-2012 21:36:33 | More by csmartin6
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Beaver13

Colorado

2/5  rDev -42.2%

12oz bottle. Pours a clear light yellow gold with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is biscuity malts and grassy hops.

The flavor is biscuity malts with some sweetness, leading to a good sized grassy / peppery bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, I didn't really care for this. It had good bitterness for an APA, but I don't really like biscuity malts or grassy bitterness.

04-15-2011 00:18:47 | More by Beaver13
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.2%

09-08-2013 17:51:48 | More by TTripp725
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-25-2013 23:03:09 | More by JakerLou
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

Growler fill from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pour is clear, lighter amber, the head is near white, fluffy and looser. Stays a spell, before leaving a high collar and nice well developed webs of fine lacing.

Nose is flush with basil, pepper and earthy hops.

Flavorful, enjoyable and pleasing APA. Site says the style goes well with pungent cheese and salad and I can confirm this fact. Nice balance of more moderatly spiced hops and maple malts with a minor nuttyness adding some nice complexity and interest. Well crafted and a nice addition to the Left Hand line of brews. Well worth a try.

01-06-2012 02:24:14 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%

Appearance: minimal head, golden-brown in color, cloudy, high carbonation

Smell: pineapple, toasted malt, and citrus hops

Taste: light toasted malt, caramel, and citrus hops in the back

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium bodied, very sweet with a bitter backbone, dry

Overall: Nice and sweet tasty pale ale. I could do a six of these.One of the better pales I have had in a while, although the bitterness really does not hit until the end.

08-10-2011 16:26:48 | More by tigg924
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

3.32/5  rDev -4%

08-25-2014 14:55:15 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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Mora2000

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus and biscuit malt, with some light pine notes. The flavor has a lot of bitter pine as well a some light orange citrus. The biscuit malt keeps the bitterness low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-07-2012 03:42:40 | More by Mora2000
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JWoods

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-11-2014 00:39:28 | More by JWoods
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-02-2013 19:12:42 | More by innominat
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-25-2012 19:30:49 | More by standardcherry
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2013 00:57:35 | More by Milkysunshine
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Detroit_Velvet_Smooth

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-12-2014 16:58:56 | More by Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-01-2013 02:56:03 | More by Cynic-ale
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nate_lyon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-25-2014 19:54:57 | More by nate_lyon
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-19-2013 04:17:38 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

I thought about Terrapin/Left Hand when reading they made a new pale with rye in it. This one appears a pale copper hue bright brilliant crystal clear body. Head forms nicely, fine speckled lacing that sticks evenly with each sip to my DFH pint. Aroma spicy rye with citric/pine hops going on this is a nice straightforward drinking hoppy RyePA. America say goodbye to Jackman's Pale Ale and say hello to Stranger American Pale Ale. Adds a nice level of complexity to an APA, crisp bitterness cuts through the body...citric/pine/spicy rye comes off iniitally as the beer warms a nice caramel spiced breadiness flavor comes around. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied evenly carbonated goes down smoothly, right at 5% abv will work for an American session ale for sure. Drinkability overall is excellent, complexity flavor and quality come to mind with my first few samples of this newly released Left Hand Pale Ale. Good choice the last six of Jackman's I had wouldn't go away I'm glad this was at the beer store this weekend.

03-12-2011 20:58:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-22-2014 00:04:38 | More by jamisonspitzer
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-19-2012 00:24:05 | More by schoon
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BoseMan421

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-15-2013 07:47:13 | More by BoseMan421
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-20-2011 22:54:28 | More by dsauter
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +4%

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 1/21/12
Drank 5/1/12
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a rocky white head that last and last sticking to the glass with each sip.

S- The pale malt hint has a softer green woody hop note that follows.

T- The woody dry green hop flavor has quick hop bite in the finish and a slight mint quality in the hops lingers in the aftertaste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that compliments the hops in the finish.

O- This beer has some nice flavors that are a bit soft and muted but a nice dry woody hop flavor makes it easy to drink.

07-23-2013 15:13:45 | More by rhoadsrage
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

05-10-2013 12:14:19 | More by Schlafly33
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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
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