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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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822 Ratings
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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 50 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.2%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jul 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.2%

beckrich22, Jun 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.2%

outdoor7or24, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of trappistlover
1.25/5  rDev -64%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

(12oz bottle from Total Wine). Pours crystal clear dark yellow with white head. Good carbonation. Aroma of cardboard, florals and butterscotch. Taste is mostly metallic. Infected or just this bad? No redeeming quality to this beer. Pass. This was a terrible beer.

trappistlover, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of tgoldian
1.25/5  rDev -64%

tgoldian, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Sinewave
1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Beaver13, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of TTripp725
2/5  rDev -42.4%

TTripp725, Sep 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

ericsmithback, Nov 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

redfox405, Mar 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Mick-e-d, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of theboozecruise
2.05/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, it's a hazy deep golden color, lighter than expected for an APA. Not much head and not much retention either.

This one smells a little off. Grassy and not much malt to it. The hops aren't even too strong. Very odd.

This must be misbottled or gone bad, the taste is nothing like an APA at all. Tastes a little skunked, and more like a light lager than anything else.

Bizarre, I have to assume this one is bad, because Left Hand is better than this. Too bad I can't get another here to compare.

theboozecruise, May 29, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
2.15/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle. No date on this one that I could find. Poured into a New Belgium tulip style glass a clear, honey golden color with a slight off white head that has a pretty poor retention. The head does collar slightly around the glass. The aroma is a slightly skunky citrus note that like over ripe grapefruit and orange. Medium mouthfeel. Muted citrus flavors with a slight sweetness. Rather bland in flavor to be honest with a minimal hop presence. Even in the back end there is minimal flavors. Overall, this is a subpar APA that I would not consider buying anytime soon.

kbutler1, Apr 26, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

mwbrady12, Jul 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

mwar, Sep 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Tech_Savy, Sep 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

JorgeOjeda, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of KenC
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dated: 02/11/11

A - Medium amber color that was slightly cloudy. Three fingers of tan head that quickly dissipated, after an aggressive pour. It left no lacing.

S – Light bread, light caramel as soon as I opened the bottle. Light citrus hops.

T - Started out blandly sweet but a little hops come through in the middle. The finish has a touch of malt dryness.

M - medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

O – There was just nothing noteworthy about this brew. After trying a “Sawtooth” earlier in the day, I was wildly disappointed.

KenC, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of rangerred
2.35/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Dewey's Pizza in West Chester, OH

Clear, light copper with a small one finger head.

Earthy hops was the first smell I picked up on. There is a bit of bready malt but it takes a backseat to the hops.

Hops dominate the taste initially but once again they are more grassy/earthy rather than citrus. The hop flavor drops off pretty rapidly and there is somewhat of a void afterwards. No real maltiness. Very light mouthfeel.

Overall this was an average APA that I honestly thought seemed more British than American. Not sure I would seek it out again.

rangerred, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of duffalo
2.44/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Good color but a little bit cloudy. Nice hoppy smell, but very light. Not that it's an IPA, but I expect a little more of a hoppy scent in a Pale Ale. Fine mouth feel - not a too bubbly and also not too light either. As for the taste though - it tastes pretty strongly like malt extract. Not sure why that's the case, but it's a little offsetting. I don't expect outrageous amounts of hops, but in my opinion this beer is way too sweet for the style. In general I like Left Hand, but this is not my favorite Pale Ale - probably won't get this one again.

duffalo, Jan 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Schlafly33, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

geekbits, Apr 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

atomicskier1889, Apr 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Viking714, Aug 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

jmccullough108, Jul 19, 2013
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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.