Stranger | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.45 w/ 904 ratings

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by brew3crew on 02-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Appearance: Pours golden amber with a small white head.

Smell: Smells like a pale ale to me. Definitely has that adjunct corn smell with a little bit of hops in the background.

Taste: I hate to sound like a crazy person, but this tastes similar to FFF Alpha King, although a notch below. You get a corn sweetness that fades into the bitter hops that are there for the duration of the drink. Nothing special but not bad by any means, a good pale.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation with a good tongue coating semi-chewiness.

Overall: Better than I thought it would be, this random X-Mas gift beer turned out to be a winner. Not quite Alpha King, but I would certainly drink it again over many of the same old, lame domestic options you always seem to get offered.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12pz bottle into a Sam Adams Pint Glass:

Appearance: straw colored, with some really light amber hues. Kind of hazy. Nithing visable like hops floating, just a slight haze.

Aroma: smells of grapfefruit, with grass and some slight pear like aromas.

Flavor: flavor is very nice. Citrus flavors along with some pine and grass with some light bread like flavors to balance with some sweetness, bitterness is well balanced for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is nice, would like a little more mouth feel, its a little lite to me, but that doesnt take away from the flavor, head diminishes farely quickly, but a small bit of lacing remains.

Overall: a good APA, not the best, but its nice. Something ill remember. I would just enjoy some body to enhance the overall impression of this beer.

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Stranger from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 31.4% out of 100 with 904 ratings
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