1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Rio Grande IPA - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Not Rated.
Rio Grande IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
78
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: htomsirveaux on 01-31-2009

A complex, layered hop mixture makes this a well rounded IPA with strong grapefruit and pine flavors with a hint of pepper. This beer has great head retention and strong hop aroma.

78 IBU
View: Beers (16) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rio Grande IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigdood33
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and smooth IPA, good beer

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of HamGlade10
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of MWilt
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Lunny777
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Dinkel
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of OneBeertoRTA
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Stuck in ABQ airport and the Sierra Blanca lineup is all that is offered in the only restaraunt inside the terminal, not even BMC.

The color looks pretty good, decent head dark yellow. Smell is actual nice, some grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops. Taste is just meh. Somewhat crisp but no depth, very light almost like one of Lawson's Finest 3 percent session IPAs.

Overall nothing special, lots of better choices out there.

Photo of UncleBuccs
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of PatGreer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mjurney
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep golden color, clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick bright white head. Leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Piney, citrus, sweet pale malts.

Taste:
Mild hop bitterness up front, mostly citrus-pine. Bready malt that balance the beer, sweet, caramel. Bitter, crisp and dry finish. Medium bodied, smooth, sharp carbonation.

Verdict:
It's good, but not the best.

Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jbarra101
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Thehopluver
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Photo of FriedGold2112
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of substanceD
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MemphisKev
3/5  rDev -10.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Rio Grande IPA from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.