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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: brew3crew on 02-12-2011

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Ratings: 893 | Reviews: 208
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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden hazy body with orange hues. Thin, white, quick receding head with good lacing.

S - Floral hop aroma up front interlaced with faint citrus. Faint malt backbone in the aroma. Overall underwhelming.

T - Mixture of fruity hops and fruit esters mixing with some mineral tasting water which is a bit unpleasant. Finishes clean with an English taste to it.

M - Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation level.

O - Pretty bland and not special in any context. Easily drinkable as it is incredibly unoffensive and at 5% it's pretty sessionable. If you are looking for super exciting and flavorful this is not your beer though.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear deep yellow/tan color. 3/8 inch head with a bit of lacing. Head quickly dissipated. Smelled malt with a faint amount of hops. Hoppy pale flavor came through on first taste. Nice medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall a well balanced, above average pale ale.

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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this 12oz brown bottle as part of a build your own six-pack at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. $9.99 for six, which makes it $1.67 for a single bottle. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazy golden/orange color and made only a ½-finger of white head that disappeared in about 5 seconds. It only left a few spots of lacing on the glass. Not an impressive look.

The smell was great. Nice hoppy APA aroma with both flowery and tropical fruit smelling hops. Sugary malt aroma under the hops.

Surprisingly no fruit in the taste. Earthy and wood flavored dry hops add some moderate bitterness to a malty sweet brew. A good balance between malts and hops with a slight rye kick that adds some spiciness.

It's between light and medium in body with fairly high carbonation that keeps it crisp.

Nothing that wows me over, but nothing I'd refuse if offered again.

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3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a very hazy copper/orange color with a small frothy head. The lacing is thin.

Smell - Yeasty bitterness is most dominant. Bready malts and a slight alcohol aroma.

Taste - Floral hops, citrus, malts, and quite bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with mild carbonation. Pretty crisp.

Overall - Pale ales aren't exactly my area, but this one is pretty good compared to others I've tried.

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Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grassy hop atop a rounded grain.

The malts were soft and doughy with a balancing subtle grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the styeandeven a bit creamy.

Overall a decent serviceable pale ale.

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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
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