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Stranger - Left Hand Brewing Company

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885 Ratings
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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 74 | 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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Photo of matjack85
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
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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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a straw color with half a finger of head that had no retention. There is a mild floral hop nose to this offering. Sweet malt is present upfront in this offering. That sweetness is followed by spicy bitterness in the finish. A decent effort, but a bit light for an APA.

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

Appearance: A copper colored beer with some brassy hues and a little bit of haze. The head is about a finger thick and is a very bright white.

Aroma: Piney and grapefruit notes in the front. Bready malts, notes of sweet fruit in the end.

Taste: Grapefruit, floral and citrus hop. A slightly crisp mouthfeel but mostly smooth. Mild biscutiness with a buttery texture.

Notes: It's very drinkable a nice bit hopppiness a solid beer. Cheers.

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

A: Pours a copper color with a decent head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of some citrus and malt sweetness, bit of fresh grain and fruit in the background.

T: Mild taste of malt sweetness up front with a bit of citrus and grain. there is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly moderate body, quite smooth and refreshing. Good balance.

O: Easy drinker, good for a few. Nothing special about this beer just an enjoyable Pale Ale to relax with.

Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.