Enjoyably easy drinking, this straw-colored ale combines a bready, slightly sweet malt character with a
modest hop addition to keep the brew at an even keel. With a clean finish and snap in the back, you can relax and enjoy this ole boy for a spell.
Using a specific house yeast meant to ferment cleanly, The Ranch Hand is a no-frills workhorse. Combine this with a premium Pilsen malt and American hops, and the brew takes on a familiar tone to most beer lovers. With no flash or extravagance, the secret to this beer’s appeal is careful execution and allowing it just the right time to mature.
The Ranch Hand is a remarkably light yellow, brilliantly clear brew with a tight, fluffy head. The aroma is well-balanced with hop notes along with malty, grainy aromas and a touch of snap and crispness in the nose.
There is a soft malt character sweetness in the flavor with just a touch of biscuit. Some fruity esters come through in the flavor that are yeast-derived with a moderate hop flavor, though the balance tips toward the malt.
The finish pleasantly combines a lager-like snap with the fruitiness of an alewith a refreshing, slightly resinous hop back end.