Riverwalk IPA - Riverwalk Brewing

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jlindros on 09-13-2012

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Light creamy head fades at med pace nice lacing hazy coppery amber color.

Nose nice hops warrior and centennial like with spicy earthy hops, light malty sweetness caramel, a bit of floral spicy hops with a little pine.

Taste east coast style but nice, lots of earthy hops, little grassy and spicy, bit of pine and citrus. The hops are fairly bitter with a big earthy quality and distinct warrior hop taste. Light malty caramel sweetness to balance. Finish is fairly dry nice spicy earthy hop lingering for a while.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall quite nice, good east coast style i havent had in a while, nice hops malty sweet balance long bitter finish. Tasty, drinkable, and a good change to have a well done IPA like this in the time of citrus and tropical fruit bombs.

Photo of MikeMO
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I recently discovered the Riverwalk Brewery in Newburyport, MA, and I was pleasantly surprised with their beer offerings. Their Riverwalk IPA is certainly their best beer for hard-core beer-lovers, but its style if very different from that of the New England's leading IPA producers such as The Alchemist or Maine Beer Company.

The Riverwalk IPA pours as an amber-brown with a thin, foamy head. It is lighter than most IPAs and only features a 6.75% ABV. It is crafted very much in the east-coast IPA style without too much citrus flavor. The beer features some citrus quality at the front, but with a much much dryer finish than many popular IPAs, making this a unique departure from the norm in New England. However, I have enjoyed this deviation from the trend very much as this is a well-crafted, well-balanced beer.

I strongly recommend this IPA as a less expensive, quality alternative to many of the trendy and difficult-to-obtain IPAs and DIPAs on the market today, and I for one have enjoyed this beer immensely.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a half-growler. Pours bright orange and probably filtered. Head is a soft spoonful of white, bubbly froth. Aroma is heavy on musty citrus hops. Citrus rind and grapefruit flesh. Once I see the hop varietals in here it begins to make much more sense. There is also some light caramel and more breadiness along with a neutral sweetness. The flavor is quite bitter, as expected. It's also juicier than the nose would suggest. Fruity citrus juice, sharp pine and grass and a floral hop element. Finishes with bitter grapefruit flavors. Hops almost taste woody as the beer warms. Medium bodied, softer carbonation. Very bitter. More of a West Coast IPA than what many New England breweries have been doing with their IPAs. I found it to be well made and sneakily aggressive.

Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Michael’s Harborside: This one pours a clear, golden color. There was a thin white head that left some lacing. It has a fairly typical IPA nose: pine and grapefruit hops. They weren’t overpowering. Not much else coming thru. The taste is good. Sharp, but not overly bitter. Grapefruit hop taste is predominant. Could be a touch smoother, but not bad at all.

Riverwalk IPA from Riverwalk Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.