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Stranger | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 904 |  Reviews: 205
Reviews by Brent:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inital pop of the cap resulted in a momentary gush before the beer settled down. Pour was a light amber/copper. Hops up front with some herbal character, quickly giving way to a caramel malt. Overall rather mild, and not at all what I would consider an APA. More of a pale ale, with leanings toward the British more malt-centric side.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rcfunk
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am on a quest to find the perfect session beer for my self indulgent tastes. I have been wanting to give this beer a chance, but have been reluctant due to the price: >$9.00 for a sixer.

I expect a lot from Left Hand. This beer was a bit of a let down for me. It is definitely better than a lot of Pale Ales out there, but I have to keep looking for my new session beer.

Beer pours a pale amber to 24 karat gold color with a fair head that does not linger. It smells hoppy but there isn't much of a hop profile to taste. The beer is pretty well balanced, just not dazzling. I want to be dazzled.

Anyway. More Milk Stout for me when I order a Left Hand.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pint glass. The bottling date is unfortunately smeared beyond recognition. Looks very good, though. Nice clear golden body, with plenty of carbonation bubbles and a big three-finger white head. The head has good retention and leave nice lacing.

The aroma follows along nicely. Some good citrus and floral hop notes dominate the aroma. Just a bit of caramel malt in the background.

The flavor is, unfortunately, a step down from the aroma. Was expecting more of a hop flavor, but the hops are more muted than I expected and the taste is more malt forward. But, at least it is a very decent caramel malt that finishes with a minor hop bitterness, more of the floral and tropical fruit variety.

Light mouthfeel that is very drinkable. A little more hops in the flavor would make this a top notch Pale Ale.

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clean crisp golden body with a moderate foamy white head

S- Grapefruit sneaks up on you in the nose as it's fairly muted

T- Nice malt presence up front and lightly hopped. Full-flavored

M- Light/medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation

O- Solid pale ale and quite enjoyable. The name makes me chuckle...

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 904 ratings