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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 10
Gots: 60 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Moose90, Oct 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Porterac, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours transparent gold with white head. Aroma of fruity hops and citrus. Taste of bitter hops, citrus and caramel. Pretty good.

ttroha, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

crob3888, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of longmontcompass
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

One of Left Hand’s main line of beers, the Stranger is a fruity and hoppy beer with a solid, but not overbearing citrus flavor. I tried one on a summer evening on my patio, it had been a hot day, so the cold beer helped to ease into a cool night.

Appearance: I poured a bottle of Stranger Pale Ale into a pint glass, and found that it left a thin but decent white head; it looked a bit like clouds on a weather radar, and I wondered if anyone used the Stranger to tell their future. It was a bit hazy, but a deep golden amber in color, almost like honey that has just started to crystallize and is darkening.

Aroma: Instead of the nose full of conifer needles that many pale ales offer, the Stranger had a nose balanced between floral scents, sweet caramel scents, and a subtle touch of pine. It was a familiar and comforting smell, but it felt new and surprising at the same time.

Flavor: The mouthfeel on this one is somewhere between an Amber and an IPA, which is nice. There are a lot of bright flavors on the tip of the tongue, followed by richer ones in the middle of the tongue and the insides of the cheeks. It is a thinner beer, which works well in its favor. Such light and subtle flavors wouldn’t communicate well in a thicker beer.

Overall Impression: Stranger Pale Ale is one of my favorite Left Hand brews. It’s not overly alcoholic, or overly hopped. It has refreshing and relaxing quality to it. Picture a late-afternoon barbecue, or a local baseball game: Stranger should be there. It’s a great segue into the evening from the afternoon.


longmontcompass, Oct 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Fordknox, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

mschrei, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

It's well balanced suppable stuff
The initial taste is good and the aftertaste is alright but the main body of flavour seems to be missing

EmperorBevis, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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Birdsong, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Most people don't know this one because Left Hand makes so many other great beers. It's a nice change of pace, which seems odd to say for an APA. But they do so well with the dark beers that this one almost gets lost. I like it a little better than Sawtooth, but would probably order something darker if I was getting a Left Hand brew.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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jaredtp, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Dmoney7793, Sep 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Eddiehop, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Nichols33, Sep 15, 2014
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Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.