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Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tbern007 on 11-22-2010

Our Hop Ride India Pale Ale is medium bodied and aggressively hopped using a technique called 'dry-hopping' which adds a nice delicate citrus aroma. Combine that with Magnum & Summit hops to kick up the bitterness, and Cascade hops for a floral boquet. You get a well balanced and very drinkable American IPA. We live in Las Vegas and enjoy the areas beyond the reach of the neon. Bootleg Canyon MTB Park is one of those places. Be Warned, the rattlers have just as much bite as this ale. If you want to ride there, its going to be a "hop ride."
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Photo of lostinfla
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pub 1842 inside MGM Grand Las Vegas

Bright amber clear with a light head served in a pilsner flute.
Great pine hoppy scent and smooth mouthfeel.

Not usually a huge fan of dry hopped ales but this one was an example I really enjoyed.

Started off with a really bitter after taste that improved as the ale warmed in my glass.

Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Joebraggot
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of GNH3
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of biegaman
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Ride looks very much as it smells: like pine sap. My glass is full of a seemingly sticky, honey-amber coloured nectar that is transparent but far from clear. It has no head and where there is bubbles they look like nothing more than air pockets (like you'd find in a syrup). It seriously does look like something you could spoon into your tea or drizzle over toast.

The folks at Tenaya Creek say this is "aggressively hopped using a technique called 'dry-hopping'". Sounds all well and good for a style supposed to be overtly, conspicuously hoppy. Thing is there's nothing "aggressive" about dry-hopping (the process of steeping hops in the beer after fermentation) because no boiling means no additional bitter alpha-acids are extracted.

And hence no additional aggressiveness. What dry-hopping does add is the opposite of aggressive: pleasant, cheerful, inviting aromas, which, in this case, are enchantingly pine-like. Each sniff places you square in the middle of a Pacific Northwest forest. It has the air of a freshly splintered branch; it smells like the green resins found in tree bark.

The taste is also forwardly pine-like but also manages tangerine, orange, and grapefruit notes too. The toasty, nutty, and biscuity flavours of the malt are far better appreciated on the palate, more so than any resiny bitterness, which, frankly, hardly factors into the framework. The prevalence of malt also helps temper nearly all of the 7.2% alcohol.

Hop Ride drives the speed limit (and is apparently a moped). It is a very mild and approachable IPA, a characteristic that simultaneously works for and against it; while casual and novice drinkers will enjoy being able to appreciate hops without any of their bitter "bite", true hop-heads are sure to be underwhelmed by its level of restraint. That was my sentiment.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of denver10
2.62/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral and even touching upon perfumey, some marmalade, and toffee. Aroma is floral, orange marmalade, toffee, and a touch of pine. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, my first beer from Tenaya Creek did not impress me.

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ThickNStout
2.82/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of TonyT013
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of azdback
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Wasatch
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at Lee's Discount Liquour in LV.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very very nice cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, with TONS of thick sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy with a nice blend of malts, with some citrus notes. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, with a nice malt blend. Medium body, the finish is slightly bitter/dry. Overall a very tasty IPA, would definitely buy again and also other brew's this brewery has to offer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.