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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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-26-2013 05:53:46 | More by GRG1313
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-18-2013 06:48:48 | More by marct
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-03-2013 22:39:08 | More by blackcloud
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 18:42:42 | More by Rutager
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-17-2012 23:13:52 | More by imbuckeye
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-17-2012 21:16:47 | More by Tom-Peters
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light amber pour with copious amounts of head, lots of nice looking lacing.
scents of caramel, grassy hops, 2 row, and a slight passion fruit scent.
an earthy bitter flavor up front followed by sweet caramel, bready malt, and lots of citrus.
a medium body pour with creamy mouthfeel and nicely carbonated.

a really nice ipa. very earthy and bitter but at the same time sweet and citrusy, which makes this a pleasant drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 03:46:05 | More by facundoCNB
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-06-2012 22:23:37 | More by Broden
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-28-2012 23:40:20 | More by 3Hops
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-24-2012 02:04:53 | More by ucsbmullet
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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 15:16:26 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-21-2012 02:21:18 | More by MrJolly
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2012 16:27:07 | More by sansho
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to my bro for scoring this...

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, finger of head with solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet caramel, floral citrus notes, some buttered bread notes.

T - Nice sweet citrus hop off te top, lemon iced tea, lingering leafiness, solid caramel backbone. Nice sour citrus lingers alongside a hint of oily resin.

M - Medium, smooth and a touch of dry.

O - A tasty IPA and super glad I got to try it. I could drink this for days.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 23:20:39 | More by andrenaline
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2012 23:24:58 | More by AlexM
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2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:29:48 | More by dannydetox
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-10-2012 04:51:25 | More by AlexChillton
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, light orange colour with a cloudy centre and a large, foamy white head at teh top that has great retention and leaves good lacing on the glass.

Strong pine aroma along with the storng hops. There is a sweet bitter aroma to it that is coupled with a lot of grapefruit. There is also some orange zest, a little citrus and a touch of mango.

Pine hops and some malts along with a combination of citrus and grapefruit flavours. There is a lot of bitterness to this one and some mango is thrown in for good measure. There is also a strong kick to it.

Medium in body with a sweet tang to it and lots of bitterness. The feel is a tangy smooth one with the finish hinting at some sourness.

A good IPA although not one of the best I'm afraid. I enjoyed this one and would have it again but it wasn't outstanding and it was a lot more bitter than I would have liked.

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Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 15:04:57 | More by flyingpig
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My pour started out average and got more aggressive as I went. Ended up with a finger and a half of foamy off white head over a murky light caramel/amber body. Head shrank down in a couple of minutes, no real lacing noted.

Grapefruit, mango, sweet caramel malt make the nose on this just delectable.

Pine and grapefruit square off on your tongue to dominate as the chosen flavor of this brew. Some bready malt with a hint of caramel and ending hints of ginger finish her off.

This beer is medium bodied but almost seems heavy at times. It is highly carbonated, but I still feel like it's not moving the way it should. It is not sticky, it does finish very very dry.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:41:34 | More by CFHMagnet
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-05-2012 18:58:44 | More by JohnLynch
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

easily the best beer i could find myself in las vegas, they shitty beer capital of the USA. i needed a good ipa real bad, and this one didnt let me down. it smelled like an english style ipa, very biscuity malt profile, some amber malts too. there was also a rather floral lightness in the hop profile. flavor was pretty good, not incredible, but satisfying. plenty of oily hop resins than were almost sugary for a second or two before assuming the usual bitter role. mouthfeel is a little heavy on the body, but the carbonation is good, and i could put a couple bombers of this juice down the hatch. it stood up well to a cheap cigar, and proved to me that craft beer can exist in the most artificial place on the planet. right on.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 18:06:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

04-17-2012 01:50:07 | More by pudoo
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh bomber picked up at Lee's in Mesquite, Nevada.

Good looking beer. Hazy orange body with a fluffy cream colored head. Retention and lace are both exceptional.

Aroma is good but not particularly vividly with mostly citrusy hops noticed. A touch of sweet malt appears underneath. The flavor is a little more vivid. Good bitterness that doesn't obscure the citrus hop notes, plenty of grapefruit and orange. Very much in the west coast style, with minimal sweetness and malt presence beyond a subtle backbone propping the hops up.

Good mouthfeel; medium full body with medium carbonation that's just the slightest bit prickly. A little bit sticky and creamy with a lingering bitter and subtly fruity aftertaste. Nice introduction to this brewery for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:02:35 | More by tobelerone
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

(poured from a 22oz bomber into a tall 1/2 L Spaten seidel)

A - Pours a somewhat hazy saffron color. Medium head dies down to a 5mm cap after the first sip, but dissipates slowly from there on. I'm not impressed by the lacing. All told, the appearance is nothing special, but doesn't detract from the drinking experience either.

S - Sweetness and herbal hoppiness hit the nose first, followed by a pleasant wave of deep malt aromas.

T - Modest piney hops on a bed of malt and citrus; above average sweetness. I gotta say, I was kind of expecting a more adventurous "hop ride" with plenty of bite as both the nose and the label art seem to indicate. I like the taste, but it's more of a lazy hop hayride if you ask me.

M - Medium carbonation, none too thick--Hop Ride is a winner in this department. This beer is VERY drinkable and goes down smoothly.

O - I'm not utterly impressed by this IPA, but I admit that my palate tends towards aggressive, bold, complex hop flavor. That said-- it's incredibly drinkable and a great medium-bodied ale. If they sold this in a 6 or 12 pack in my area, I could see myself buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:29:06 | More by teyuders
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-31-2012 03:56:57 | More by 1p5v
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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