Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 1

RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our first Small Batch Series release is an Oak-aged Rye OPA. It is a resurrection of UNO, our one-year anniversary beer released on draft in November, 2011. We took our signature Oatmeal Pale Ale, added rye to the grain bill, and aged it in oak barrels for a month. The resulting beer has a soft malt sweetness highlighted with spicy and earthy rye malt, toasted coconut, soft pineapple, apricot, citrus, floral hop flavor and aroma with a dry finish of oak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Dull copper pour, slight white head. Nose has a wheat bite, some oak, slight rye spice. Flavors of citrus, some wood, brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (3098) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Aroma: Bready, Floral, Mild Citrus Dry Hopping Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimum Lacing Taste: Bready, Mild Brett, Mildly Floral Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 5 July 2012 -- This was an interesting beer. I honestly didnt know what to think about it when I drank. I dont think my palette had developed a taste for the flavors that were inside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle, aged since release at 38F. Nose -- wow. Thats funky. Barnyard, smoke, yeast, citrus, and just a touch of acetic. The beer is still gorgeous; hazy gold with a light creamy head that lasts a surprisingly long time. On the tongue, the bitterness is much more forefront, set off by a deep lemony acidity that keeps the flavor clean. No muddiness or sweetness, this is brawny and substantial with a tight, distinct, and well-defined flavor. Its almost meaty in its strength. Finish is long and as dynamic as a well-worn leather jacket. An astonishing experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle... Lightly-hazed amber pour with a thin, creamy, white head. Woody, mildly funky nose. Medium-bodied and astringent with buzzing carbonation. The flavor provides a decent balance of moderate bitterness and light acidity. Crisp, Sahara-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a clear gold color with white head. Spice, oak, light fruits, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Pours copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of tripel fruit esters with oak and a hint of rye. Med body or better. Pineapple, light stone fruit, oak, mild rye, and the flavors sort of rotate. Really firm flavors. So woody it approaches sour. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9991) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a fluffy off-white head and a citrus and coconut aroma. There is a slightly sour pale malt flavor with a hint of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (6009) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
375ml bottle thanks to Errl. The rubbery wax on this bottle was quite resilient. Aroma is musty and dry with a fruity floral presence. Taste is funky and floral. Has a nice dry sweetness. Really not what I was expecting, but its really quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Bitter bland hops and belgian yeast notes. Below average mouthfeel. Shallow and uninspiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1197) - LA, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
From 12.7 oz wax top bottle. Poured in a Chimay goblet. Pours copper with significant head and lace. Aroma of oak, sour fruit, slight alcohol, barnyard. Significant mouthfeel and carbonation. Flavors of a funky mix of oak, tannins, white grapefruit rind, white pepper, rye, leather, dried apricot. Overall big, bold, slightly mouth puckering with spices. Bitter, dry finish.

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