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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale AleOPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale
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3.77/5
Very Good
202 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by JonathanL7890 on 11-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,242
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
202
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Photo of drummermattie02
1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.06/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cfrobrew
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
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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Photo of JedSeed
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of shivtim
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of spaceycasey
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
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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Photo of MrHolden
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shroyer5
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of specksnreds
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
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 -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$ 2.12 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.177/oz) at HEB #26, Schertz, TX.
Canned 6/6/17. On shelf in store. Stored in 41 degree reefer at house, served at 41 degrees in a hand washed and dried shaker.
Aroma – Weak floral hops.
Head – Large (9.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, average retention, diminishing to a four mm ring and a rocky partial layer. Broken lacing remains as the head recedes.
Lacing – Fair. Partial rings of tiny bubbles.
Body – Dark gold, hazy.
Flavor – Begins moderately bitter with a bit of malt. The maltiness has a long hang time. No alcohol, no diacetyl. The oats impart an unusual unpleasant additional flavor.
Palate – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression: Seems like a waste of oats – they add nothing positive to what would otherwise be a decent APA. One and done.

Appearance 3.25, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.

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3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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OPA - Oatmeal Pale Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 202 ratings
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