Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14385) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (812) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2045) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2306) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4282) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (4899) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (975) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap. Deep red brew, tan head. Nose of caramel, toffee, and pine. Flavor is slightly sweet, more pine and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at Craft and Growler. Rust red color with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are a lot hopper than I expected. I get some nice pine notes as well as some caramel and toffee malt. Even with the strong hop flavor there is only a touch of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

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