OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale AleOPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States
drinkrangercreek.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JonathanL7890 on 11-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattyrubes
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MLP1
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jodio
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 07Jan16) into a Mikasa ale glass. Consumed on 09Jun16.
LOOK: Three fingers worth of dense, off-white foam becomes Rocky and porous after fifty seconds. At two and a half minutes, the foam head dissipated into a half fingers worth. Amber in color with a mild cloudiness. There is a large quantity of both small and medium rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and very thick.
SMELL: Strong aromas of lemons, orange, grapefruit, tangerine are balanced by mild sweet oat, red grape, and floral hop aromas along with subtle aromas of toast.
TASTE: The hop profile instantly explodes on to the palate in the form of strong lemon, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors. A malty and sweet balance is brought forth as mild sweet oat, toast, red grapes and floral hops next caress the taste buds. Strong bitter hop flavors push their way through and finish off the taste profile as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is high. Goes down rough due to the carbonation. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: This had such an amazing aroma due to the lack of bitterness. The taste, not so much. The bitterness was too robust and distracted me from the sensational combination of the prior flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MrHolden
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Elzhi
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamesmk48
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerjamin_Hutchins
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, copper-colored body; very thick, dense, sculpted head. Fruity esters in the aroma; pear; some caramel notes; hints of honey. Mild grain flavor; stronger hop bitterness, especially at the finish; toasty. Medium body; warm; smooth; mostly dry finish.

A decent pale that lacks a lot of depth and oomph in the taste department. The malt grain flavors are pretty well buried behind the bitterness, present but hard to detect and appreciate. The mouthfeel is decently smooth due to the oatmeal. A fair yet somewhat disjointed offering.

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4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: almost amber with tons of lacy head retained
S: grassy, citrusy hops, almost a little funk
T: very well balanced with notes of caramel counteracting moderate hop bitterness
F: smooth with moderate body and light carbonation
O: very tasty, well balanced beer, very enjoyable in every respect

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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
3.79 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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