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Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPATenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA

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112 Ratings

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
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."

(Beer added by: tbern007 on 11-22-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2013 00:54:29 | More by hilgart1
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-15-2013 06:41:34 | More by gmendez1122
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2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 00:21:45 | More by ThickNStout
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-04-2013 20:59:13 | More by TonyT013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-02-2013 05:49:09 | More by azdback
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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:51:34 | More by Wasatch
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2013 05:31:26 | More by Mebuzzard
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2013 03:08:14 | More by LXIXME
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-16-2013 19:01:58 | More by sooner961
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-30-2013 04:25:29 | More by jpd7374
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-26-2013 18:25:37 | More by Profchaos20
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We see a lot of Tenaya Creek in BC at the private stores but they seem to be small players and quite regional . That being said this is a pretty decent IPA with enough hops to make it interesting but a smoothness to the mouthfeel. Great nose and colour ( mid to dark gold) with the right mouthfeel for the over 7% beer. I enjoyed this beer even with the slightly sweet finish ( I usually like dryer finishes). I will try more beer from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 02:11:16 | More by canucklehead
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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $5.99
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 17, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a copper, clear color with 1-2 fingers of f-white head. Heavy lacing on the sides, good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled lime, pine, caramel, wet Cascade hops, clean and refreshing.

Tasted similar to the nose. Pine, malty, wet Cascade hops and lime. Pretty smooth.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Watery finish.

Pretty good overall. I was pleasantly surprised. I’d have it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 07:21:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-12-2013 05:52:07 | More by dwagner003
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Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a slightly foggy amber with a finger width of foamy white head.

Smell - Piney hops, caramalts, tropical fruit.

Taste - Moderate bitterness from Cascade hops, along with caramalt and tropical fruit flavours. Hits all the key notes.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An enjoyable American IPA by Tenaya Creek. Hits all the key flavour points for the style. Wishing that the hops were more predominant in the aroma, but it did come through in flavour.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:27:39 | More by leaddog
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-08-2013 23:15:01 | More by MidwestBA
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-08-2013 00:28:42 | More by cadaugherty
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Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 05:46:27 | More by biboergosum
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2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orangey amber color with a nice foam in the Duvel tulip. A brief aroma of malt and some flowery hops. Plenty carbonated in the mouth. Light bodied. A fair amount of malt. Slightly sweet. This actually tastes like all three Tenaya Creek beers I've tried. Earthy flavors, sweet plain malt, and murky overall.

The hops are the dank sort with a very low aromatic profile. Brewer says this is brewed with Magnum and Summit hops. Some bitter aftertaste and a gummy feel in the mouth. I'd have to say this is the kind of IPA favored by low-rent breweries and brewpubs that hope to offend no one. Maybe it's the Sunbelt IPA style. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 05:16:56 | More by mactrail
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4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head, some nice rings of lace.

S: Pungent tropical hops with definite citrus layers, hint of watermelon.

T: Lemon, pink grapefruit, citrus zest and papaya. Lots of great fruit character from the hops. Delicious and very West Coast in style.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, yet fairly clean on the finish. Crisp carbonation.

O: A stellar IPA, this can stand up to the best of CA, loved this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 06:04:49 | More by Halcyondays
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 01:45:57 | More by schopenhauerale
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-30-2013 00:37:03 | More by oldvines
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 02:26:05 | More by t0rin0
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3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 07:34:20 | More by Tdizzle
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-09-2013 05:57:11 | More by Azrael
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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