OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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198 Ratings
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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:
198
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

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2.06/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cfrobrew
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Too many crystal malts for a pale ale. Way too sweet and generally not enjoyable.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Austin Flying Saucer

A - Slightly hazy copper will only the faintest hint of what was once a head, though I suspect this is more the result of the environment (packed Saucer, busy bartenders, busy waitresses) than the beer itself.

S - Light to moderate citrusy hop aroma with nutty, bready malt character. Slight aroma of band aid phenol.

T - Good American hop flavor and bitterness for a Pale Ale, not too over the top. Interesting balance with the malt character and the unique twist of the oats. Unfortunately, the band aid phenol is more present than in the aroma, so I had to knock it a little bit.

M - Has the nice "soft" mouthfeel I expect from a pale ale with a unique creaminess from the oats. Very nice.

D - Quite sessionable though the band aid would keep me from drinking too many.

Good effort from this new Texas brewery, looking forward to more by them.

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

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3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smells like bananas. At what temp did the bottles condition at? Estery - Aunt Ester estery. Smells like one of my homebrew screw-ups when I failed to control my bottle conditioning temperature. I hate you sometimes, Aunt Ester.

Big creamy head that looked good, if not a bit dirty, and I could not smell many of the hops. At least they're there. Somebody said they're Citra, so I'll go with that.

Cream-sicle mouthfeel, and I like that. It's pretty to look at at first, but the second pour was uber-cloudy and on the unappetizing side. It was gold in color before it got dirty witht he yeast and hops and whatnot.

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3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
3.79 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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