Left Hand Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
3.48 | pDev: 13.79%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 205 | Ratings: 904 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrived from the tap a bright, clear light bronze with a small white cap.

Aroma of bread and biscuit with light grassy and grapefruit hops.

Tastes of biscuit, caramel malts, light grassy hops and just a tinge of metal. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation.

An average APA from the folks at Left Hand.

Mar 19, 2011
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taospowder from New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jun 22, 2014
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jwmarcum from Missouri

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Feb 15, 2012
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BlazedNug from Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Dec 21, 2013
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rcfunk from Texas

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Sep 04, 2011
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grannaniwa from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Jun 04, 2012
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Whiteley75 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Aug 01, 2013
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ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Feb 10, 2012
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vicfirth2009 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Feb 17, 2012
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brandonkr from New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Aug 06, 2013
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maltlikker from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Nov 09, 2014
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JedediahK from New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Mar 14, 2012
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Cejohantges from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jul 15, 2013
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Duff27 from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

May 26, 2013
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DarthTremens from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Feb 18, 2013
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Kevin72 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Jul 21, 2014
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FanofHefe from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Jun 28, 2011
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beergorrilla from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 12, 2015
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MarkElkins from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Aug 08, 2013
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sweisel80 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Feb 17, 2013
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BKBrewer from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Feb 22, 2012
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ConorGolden from New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Jul 27, 2013
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aepb1 from Maine

3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
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...

Apr 23, 2011
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beerFool28607 from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Mar 08, 2012
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jonaspb from Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Jan 19, 2014
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Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 904 ratings