Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by grs8313:
2.78/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Appearance: 12oz bottle with a best by month clearly marked. Pours a clear copper color with minimal white head, and no lacing.
Smell: Malts, and hops that combine to create an oily, almost peanut oil smell. This could be the smell of Czech Saaz hops, but I am not sure.
Taste: Lemon/ citrus, and malts. I cannot taste much more than that. I am missing the hops. The bottle advertises the Czech Saaz hops and I would like to taste them more, but I do not detect them, until the aftertaste, where they are minimal.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, with a slight carbonation. The beer leaves the mouth slightly dry. I really enjoy the mouth feel of this beer.
Drinkability: A drinkable beer, but this is not what I want from a pale ale. I cannot detect the hops as much as I would like, and I want to. this would be a good summer beer, but it will not become a standard in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2008 00:12:56 | More by grs8313
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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.