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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 53 | 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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trying the Stranger American Pale Ale from Left Hand and would say this is a solid pale ale, but not spectaular. The beer pours a straw yellow color with floaties and a thin white head that is lacing. The smell....initially is a dry cheese....after a couple of waifs...there might be some hop. The taste is very subtle nothing crazy and nothing bad. Its just a solid beer. The mouthfeel is a medium body with good carbonation. Overall, again, it is a solid beer...certainly session it....but I wouldnt go searching for it.

WoodBrew, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high off white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has delicate flavors of citrus along with hints of caramel malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I would consider it to be sessionable if it had a stronger and more interesting taste.

metter98, Dec 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

dexterk1, Dec 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bertram, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Atyoungberg, Dec 19, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MaxAdvo, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

bluetrevian, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of grover37
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a sixer bought in Ohio ($10) poured into a New Belgium snifter. Bottled on 8/24/11 so consumed so not quite ideally fresh; hasn't changed much in the last month since the first bottle.

Appearance (4.5): Clearish goldish orange with a finger of head. Reduces to a thin layer and thick, bubbly ring with some lacing at the top.

Aroma (3.5): A light fruitiness with notes of mango, orange, and maybe some lemon and pine. A touch of caramel and some cracker.

Taste (3.5): A light orange up front and a bit watery. More tangerine and a slight bitterness through the middle. A touch of caramel towards the end. The light caramel and a touch of pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel (4): Light bodied and medium-high carbonation. Pretty slick but some prickly carbonation.

Overall (3.5): Very drinkable but not very flavorful. Won't go out of my way to pick it up again.

grover37, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Jhiser, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of dankster
2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Golden with agressive head after slow pour.

S- grainy and wheat is what i get from this one. not impressed

T-Just ok nothing to write about but some corn and maybe wheat malt. not sure how to describe this one.

M- watery and thin, more like a light lager than a ale.

O- very dissapointed with this one from left hand. most there stuff is very good but this one is a big let down for me. not worth the $8 a sixer.

dankster, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

bdeast1, Dec 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.