Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by Soonami:
3.08/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks davacano for sending this in the Refreshing Summer BIF.
Poured into a 16 oz Brooklyn tulip. A hazy golden orange with a thin layer of head. The aroma is dominated by the Saaz, which is almost a little skunky, but definitely earthy. It's not an aroma I'm accustomed to in an APA. There is a bit of buttery, toasty biscuit in the nose too. The beer tastes kinda weird. It has a good bit of sweet, grainy malt, with a little citrusy hop and some herbal Saaz. To me it really reminded me of sushi rice. It certainly didn't taste bad, just interesting.
Not a bad beer, not a great beer, but no clear brewing faults--just not the recipe that does it for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 22:43:41 | More by Soonami
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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 427 ratings.