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Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

Rio Blanco Pale AleRio Blanco Pale Ale

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78
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433 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%


Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-17-2001)
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Reviews by Ruslanchik:
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Ruslanchik

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Beer is a transparent deep bronze color with slighty off-white head. Head is a fairly stable, but thin layer, leaving some lacing.

S: A touch of citrusy American hops. Definitely could have been more here.

T: Aggressive hop bitterness up front. Malt flavors that follow are slightly sour. Clean yeast profile. Saaz hops make an appearance at the end, especially in the aftertaste, but feel out of place to me.

M: Carbonation feels right. The beer isn't too sticky or too slick.

D: The bitterness on this beer was more than I expected and feels a little unbalanced. Not the kind of thing I would want to drink more than a few of.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 05:47:03 | More by Ruslanchik
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Rio Blanco Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.