Freedom Ranger Pale Ale | Beer Engine

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Brewed by:
Beer Engine
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BEERchitect on 04-16-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by Tucquan:
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-31 in Danville, KY at the Beer Engine (from tasting notes)

A - Hazy orange with 1-finger white head

S - Mild citrus and pale malt

T - Light malt, orange flesh and zest, dries nicely with medium bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Bubbly. Refreshing.

O - A very nice pale ale.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not much body but a very radiant copper color. Light pine and tea leaf aroma, and I do mean light. I barely catch a barley malt flavor but it's there. Light pine hops, tea leaf and a squeeze of lemon give this an interesting iced tea flavor. The feel is super light and drinkable. Good enough but not great.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of catfan2000
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very well balanced and refreshing pale ale with the perfect zesty hop citrus character paired with medium caramel maltiness.

Freedom Ranger pours the classic copper/amber hue with an orange glow around the edge of the glass. Mild haze attests to the dry hopped nature of the beer. Well headed, the beer is capped by a creamy white foam that both retains and laces resonably well.

Aromas of caramel, bread crust, and raw barley fill the nose along with a non-descript citrusy note and an earthy/piney note that reminds me of spicy English noble hops. Mild grain scent carries a faint musty note to accompany the malty sweet scent and the spicy citrus hop note.

Flavors of malt, caramel, and bread crust come together with a graham cracker-like taste and crispness. Hop bitterness rises at mid palate for an even-keel balance that offers fresh citrus bitterness and dry alcohol taste late. The grainy notes in aroma hasn't transered to taste.

Moderately creamy early, the beer has a nice fade from sweetness to dryness late for a very clean and crisp finish. Mild alcohol warmth provides a late earthy/minty taste that lingers into the aftertaste.

A very drinkable and likely a favorite offering from Beer Engine. While the beer foregoes any standout character, it hits all the marks of good pale ales and in equisite balance. Freedom Ranger should be non-offensive to all.

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Photo of IMFletcher
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mabmab67
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Alpar
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Freedom Ranger Pale Ale from Beer Engine
3.69 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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