Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
4.08/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed this at The Ginger Man in Austin, TX.
Pint came with a thin but nice head that was white and almost creamy. The head did thin out, but a thin foam remained. Some nice lacing formed as you drank the beer. Beer was a light amber color with mostly orange tones... but a bit of gold shines through. No visible carbonation
Aroma was of light hops, slightly bready or dough like. Very slightly floral. Pretty fresh aroma.
Flavor is very clean and well balanced. Nice cracker/biscuit bread notes that are equally layered with some citrus hops and perfumy/floral notes. The hop bitterness is fresh and does not overwhelm and of the pale malt flavors. Finishes rather crisply and invites you back for another sip.
Sometimes BA folks ignore or lose sight of the well balanced and non-extreme APA's... I still enjoy this style and seek out the good examples. This is one of them. Does not have the depth of a Imp Stout, but it's not supposed to...
Light refreshing mouth feel and medium/light body. Carbonation bring the flavor to life, but stays out of the way.
Very drinkable. If I was stuck in Austin for a hot weekend, I'd pick up some of this.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2009 12:44:31 | More by Reagan1984
More User Reviews:
1.98/5 rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Appearance: Copper colored, with thick white head, with lots of lacing. Seems over carbonated. Large particles settle out on bottom of glass.Very cloudy, more like a wheat beer than a pale ale.
Smell: Slightly sour, no real hop aroma evident.
Taste: sour, not at all like a pale ale should be. No grain or malt flavor evident. Hop bittering is evident, but overpowered by the sourness.
Mouthfeel: too much carbonation, there is a burning feel that comes from the carbonic acid.
Overall: not a good example of a pale ale. Perhaps this beer was spoiled or someone mislabeled this beer? If not, I can't recommend this beer. I will have to try another sample from a different source to confirm this.
Edit: after submitting this review I realized that the consume by date on this beer is 22 months ago.
So much for that. I will need to obtain a fresher sample. This was given as a present by a friend, who was no doubt unaware of the use by date.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 21:09:47 | More by Bob1966
Rio Blanco Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.