Ranger Creek – Mesquite Smoked Porter – 5 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked PorterRanger Creek has one of the cooler looking labels. The beer looks great too with a nice dark 6.5 opacity rating. As it pours out the smell of sweetness jumped out at me, with notes of smoke on the tail end. A justifiably proud George Hamilton tanned head rose above the rim, and then took it one step too far. And the silt tried, and failed, to crash the party toward the end of my pour. Now this particular one was a little foamier and had the silt, which I have never really noticed before (must be a fluke), because I’ve had a bunch of these with no incidents to speak of until now. And the taste really mimics the smell nice and neatly. When I breathed out after my big gulps the crackling campfire smoke smell gets a little more brazen. I hope Ranger Creek keeps making this one. Overall Happiness: 5 out of 7 Smokestacks.

Brewer Ranger Creek
Beer Name Mesquite Smoked Porter
Brewer’s Description Rich and robust brewed with grains that have been slowly smoked over mesquite on site at the brewery. Packed full of smoky.
Food Pairings BBQ,  earthy vegetables, cured meats, chocolate, smoked cheeses
Brewer Location San Antonio, TX
Alcohol content by volume 6.4%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 70
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 6.5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N Y (summer sausage)
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 5

I’ve gotta look into their distillery:


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