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Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

Rio Blanco Pale AleRio Blanco Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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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drunkboxer1

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep yellow color with a white head. Leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells very "bright" I guess? Citrus, grassy hops. Pretty inviting. Those hop flavors come thru upon tasting as well, paired with a fair amount of bitterness. Malty sweetness is enough to balance it out. Clean enough finish to encourage me to have a few dozen of these. I like this beer: too many American pales go big on hops or malt, and don't balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 01:09:55 | More by drunkboxer1
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Rio Blanco Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.