Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA - Tenaya Creek Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):
Magnum and Summit hops to bitter and Cascade to dry hop, the brewery notes that this is aggressive. Hazed golden color, tight crowning of lace on the glass. Citric herbal hops nose, vaguely catty and certainly fruity. Decent malt base, big enough to hold the hop character. Smooth. Palate gets slapped around with citric flavor of juice and rind. Bitterness is very forward, but does not totally dominate. Quick taste of malt, Grape-Nuts and fresh sliced bread. Alcohol peeks out with a quick fume from the mouth and some tropical fruit. Hops stay with the palate for a good while in the semidry finish. A solid run at the style, great to see more flavorful beer in Vegas.
06-29-2011 01:26:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
Light copper pour, average head, decent lacing and retention. Mild floral hop aroma.
Ample bitterness, hop flavor leans to the pine side of things. Average carbonation. Straight forward flavors, pine, slight caramel, then maybe some pear or apple even. Malt seems a little lighter, which is nice, hoppiness is allowed to be the dominant characteristic.
Later on downbottle, takes on kind of a mettalic pineapple twist, pine cedes to pineapple flavors. Alcohol was slightly warming, as it should be at this level.
All in all, one of the better ipa's out of Nevada (not saying much). Probably still prefer a Silver Peak to this, but barely. Like the good price point on these. (Under $5).
06-10-2011 21:27:15 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.76/5 rDev +3%
22oz bottle. The label blurb has an unintended, yet amusing non sequitur, which describes a hop-dosage technique called 'dry-hoping'. I'm certainly sure that it is.
This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, meaty, and cushioned eggshell white head, which leaves a low storm cloud front pattern of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of sharply bitter grapefruit pith and pine needles, a bit of mango and pineapple fruitiness, bready, sort of grainy caramel malt, a twinge of dry alcohol, and a further herbal, leafy hoppiness. The taste is lessened fruity bitter tropical notes, more grapefruit rind and forest-floor pine tree droppings, cereal grain malt, a growing musty earthiness, and a not-so-subtle herbal liqueur warmth.
The carbonation is adequately supportive, the body a pleasant medium weight, and generally smooth, the lingering hops having a wee bit of fun at its expense. It finishes off-dry, the pithy fruit of the tropics hoppiness melding with the residual bled-out caramel malt.
An agreeable enough Yankee IPA, once you accept the fact that typical west-coast bitterness is not in the cards here, though the local tropical fruitiness does well to recommend itself. Nice to see this brewery's offerings on the shelf way up north here in Alberta - the last time I was in Sin City, I thought 1-dollar tall-boys of Tecate were the shit. How far we have both come since.
04-14-2013 05:46:27 | More by biboergosum
2.7/5 rDev -26%
brought a 22 back from las vegas a couple of weeks ago, and finally getting around to opening it. color was a pleasing IPA orange/amber tone. minor head retention with a few spots of lacing on the pint glass. aromas disappoint: sweet malts, with something a bit smokey hiding in the back. there is a noticeable taste of tea as this one goes down. caramel malts are the dominant flavor, with the hops showing up only in the end. bitter on the finish, but not in a way that supports the beer. no, this isn't a winning IPA - especially given the abundance of great west coast brewers redefining the style.
06-18-2012 00:29:48 | More by dannydetox
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
from notes on 12/26/2011
4/5 Pours out ruby-red in color with a nice two-finger, white head with good retention.
3.5/5 Smell is fairly subdued but definately smell some citrus and pine along with some sweet malts to balance things out - caramel.
3.5/5 Taste is more piney with little citrus. There is a definate strong malt backbone that is almost too much for an IPA. This is almost malt forward.
4/5 Mouthefeel is medium and nice for the style. Great carbonation. Overall not a bad beer but not something I would seek out again.
01-19-2012 11:07:47 | More by Crass3000
British Columbia (Canada)
2.73/5 rDev -25.2%
Thanks to my brother in law for this one!
Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy gold-amber with 1.5 fingers of white head that leaves some great lacing.
Smell. Some floral and fruity hops, but not a ton. Plenty of sweet caramel and some grainy malts along with some strange fruit smells including apples and grape juice (?).
Taste. Floral hops with a little citrus, lots of sweet grainy caramel and some herbal bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium amount of fairly smooth carbonation.
Overall. Not really what I look for in an IPA, but was nice to try.
01-01-2013 18:42:42 | More by Rutager
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
A: Pours a yellow orange
S: Pineapple, lemon
T: Slight iron or metallic, peppery, tootsie roll, hops and malts are balanced, but I prefer the hops to dominate.
M: moist and refreshing
Good but not my favorite type of IPA. Overall, I have been pleased with Tenaya Creek.
08-30-2012 15:16:26 | More by XicanoBeerRun
2.79/5 rDev -23.6%
22oz bottle from Albertson's (Las Vegas, NV). 4.99. No apparent bottling date. Served in a small wine glass.
Pours a light orange gold with a quarter finger pale head. Maintains a thin cap of froth that laces well.
Smells of floral and mildlt earthy hops with bready malt.
Bitter earthy and floral hops with lots of cracker, biscuit and bread. Almost balanced more like a red or amber than an IPA.
Slick medium light body with moderate carbonation. Long bitter biscuity finish.
Not really bad but I found this average at best. Much more malty than I prefer my IPAs. This bottle makes me kinda glad that I didn't take the time to go all the way to the brewery.
09-30-2013 00:21:45 | More by ThickNStout
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
Fresh bottle brought back to southern California by my girlfriend's parents and given to me to try. Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - Pours golden amber with a slightly off-white, soapy head. Great retention from start to finish. A thick cap of foam leaves some patchy lacing on the glass.
S - The aroma is somewhat spicy and peppery up front. You really have to stick your nose in the glass to get some of the details. Herbal, floral, earthy pine, tropical and citrus fruit hop aromas are balanced by under-ripe melon and a prominent sweetness with a bready, cracker-like malt profile.
T - A fairly intense bitterness blankets the sides of the tongue, but it's quickly cut by a nice wave of malty, bready sweetness. The hops resurface, leaving that bitter-sweet melon aspect that the aroma promises. The flavor sticks around on the palate long after each sip.
M - The mouthfeel is slightly oily and slick. The carbonation is just right.
O - Very enjoyable. Lots of thick hop bitterness, but it's all nicely balanced by a malty sweetness that perfectly compliments the assertive hop profile.
02-18-2013 07:34:20 | More by Tdizzle
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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