Stranger | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brew3crew on 02-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
904
Reviews:
205
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
92
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of trappistlover
1.26/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

(12oz bottle from Total Wine). Pours crystal clear dark yellow with white head. Good carbonation. Aroma of cardboard, florals and butterscotch. Taste is mostly metallic. Infected or just this bad? No redeeming quality to this beer. Pass. This was a terrible beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -57%

Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. Pours a clear light yellow gold with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is biscuity malts and grassy hops.

The flavor is biscuity malts with some sweetness, leading to a good sized grassy / peppery bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, I didn't really care for this. It had good bitterness for an APA, but I don't really like biscuity malts or grassy bitterness.

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of theboozecruise
2.06/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, it's a hazy deep golden color, lighter than expected for an APA. Not much head and not much retention either.

This one smells a little off. Grassy and not much malt to it. The hops aren't even too strong. Very odd.

This must be misbottled or gone bad, the taste is nothing like an APA at all. Tastes a little skunked, and more like a light lager than anything else.

Bizarre, I have to assume this one is bad, because Left Hand is better than this. Too bad I can't get another here to compare.

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2.16/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle. No date on this one that I could find. Poured into a New Belgium tulip style glass a clear, honey golden color with a slight off white head that has a pretty poor retention. The head does collar slightly around the glass. The aroma is a slightly skunky citrus note that like over ripe grapefruit and orange. Medium mouthfeel. Muted citrus flavors with a slight sweetness. Rather bland in flavor to be honest with a minimal hop presence. Even in the back end there is minimal flavors. Overall, this is a subpar APA that I would not consider buying anytime soon.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.17/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

**
12/16/2013
Bottle to Pint glass.
AROMA: Aroma Is light grains, light citrus.
LOOK: Pale yellow color.
TASTE: Weak flavor. Chalk, grains. Low carbonation.

Not great...not good either.
**

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of KenC
2.36/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dated: 02/11/11

A - Medium amber color that was slightly cloudy. Three fingers of tan head that quickly dissipated, after an aggressive pour. It left no lacing.

S – Light bread, light caramel as soon as I opened the bottle. Light citrus hops.

T - Started out blandly sweet but a little hops come through in the middle. The finish has a touch of malt dryness.

M - medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

O – There was just nothing noteworthy about this brew. After trying a “Sawtooth” earlier in the day, I was wildly disappointed.

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Photo of Rutkiller
2.36/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dry and rather boring. Nothing special here.

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Photo of rangerred
2.38/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Dewey's Pizza in West Chester, OH

Clear, light copper with a small one finger head.

Earthy hops was the first smell I picked up on. There is a bit of bready malt but it takes a backseat to the hops.

Hops dominate the taste initially but once again they are more grassy/earthy rather than citrus. The hop flavor drops off pretty rapidly and there is somewhat of a void afterwards. No real maltiness. Very light mouthfeel.

Overall this was an average APA that I honestly thought seemed more British than American. Not sure I would seek it out again.

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Photo of rfdracing
2.47/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer had a slightly skunked odor and taste. Maybe I got a bad batch?

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 904 ratings.
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