Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear yellow color with a small 1/8" head of tight white bubbles that seems to want to stick around for a while maintained by quite a few bubbles rising. there is quite a bit of lace left on the glass after drinking.
Aroma: Some clean "C" hops along with a pronounced lightly toasty and sweet caramel malt presence. The aroma is clean and quite mild, but the hops are the predominant force here. As the beer warms up there is a little bit of chalk that seems to be derived from the water coming out. It isn't so strong that it is objectionable, but it is there.
Taste: The flavor is defined but lacks the depth that you would expect from the malt. The hops are mildly in charge of the first part of the profile. The beer is pretty light in the mouth overall with quite a bit of carbonation and the attenuation is pretty high, accentuating the dryness of the beer. The hops come in, in the end and add balance and help to make the later part of the sip pretty dry and clean. The hops are reacting with the water to make the presentation a little more minerally and bordering on dry as well.
Opinion: Overall this is a pretty good beer and quite drinkable. This beer is subtle, but there is nothing wrong with it at all. Though the flavors and such are subtle, it makes a good overall APA and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It isn't the best one I've had, but it is definitely a contender.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 06:37:20 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.