RateBeer
Home >

Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger

Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger
     click to upload
overall
76
92
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This homage to Willie Nelson is a hoppy red ale great for fall weather. It has a strong malt backbone with an assertive bitterness of sticky sweet American hops (Nugget, Columbus, Chinook and Cascade). Red Headed Stranger pairs with red tamales, Texas barbecue, rich blue cheeses, and poached pears. It comes in at 6.3% ABV and an aggressive 65 IBU. Hops are a cousin to one of Willie’s favorite plants, so we think he would approve of this unique seasonal!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (80) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
A little bitter, and a little sweet, which is a nice combination for me. Low in carbonation, it's very easy to drink. It's a beautiful ruby red, but I don't really taste much malt.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamGoPro (141) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
Sweet molasses and gain nose. Dark brown pour. Roasted malts, sweet molasses and light leafy hops that hints of ipa on end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Medium dark red pour, off white head. Nose is pine. Bitter. Middle is caramel, malt and light tree bark. Finish is spicy and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
They’re not lying about the hoppy. "Strong malt backbone" may be overstating it a bit, however. Looks the part but tastes more like a pale ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Poured a medium garnet with a healthy head. Nose of hops and mild malt. Heavy hops in the mouth. I think this style should be more leaning towards the malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Tap. The look is clear, off white head, and reddish in color. The smell is malty, hops, floral, grass, and resin. The taste is hops, cereal, fruit, malty, and ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Tap at Craft & Growler. Amber red in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine, oranges, light bubble gum and malt. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, caramel, toast, grass, and light resin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
I like the name of this beer because it describes my short visit to San Antonio. Draft at Flying Saucer. Clear bright amber color, tan head. Aroma of subtle caramel. Taste is very bitter toasted caramel. Very nice body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Whip In. Pours a cloudy amber with thick beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong cascade hop and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with bitter hop bite, fruit, and lingering bitter finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap, poured a clear red-amber hue w/ a medium creamy beige head. Big hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ bold bitter finish. Tastes are lemon, rye, caramel, and grass. Medium bodied, lively carbonation and clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50