Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by brentk56:
2.85/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Appearance: Pours a clear amber capped by an inch of foam; leaves some lacing behind
Smell: Grainy and grassy
Taste: Opens with a rather sweet, toffe/butterscotch flavor with a lemony/grassy flavor developing in the middle; the sweetness builds again, after the swallow with a bit of diacetyl in the finish that joins the grassy flavors
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; just a little bit slick on the tongue
Overall: Certainly different, with Saaz hops being used in an APA, so I will give it some kudos for creativity but I cannot say that I particularly like the way this whole beer comes together
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 03:17:33 | More by brentk56
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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.