Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
One thing I will absolutely say for Real Ale brewing is they make a pretty beer. Every beer (sorry - this is Texas, legally I have to call it an 'ale') I've had from them has poured a very pretty looking glass. This has been no exception. Slightly less head than other's of theirs, and not nearly the retention or lacing either. Still a good looking brew, though.
Mild nose, but has faint aspects of pine, orange, and rose petals. Other than that, pretty thin on the nose.
The predominant flavour here is the hops, with almost a dry feel to it. There is some bready malt around the middle to add balance, but not terribly complex.
Not as smoothe and drinkable as their other beers, has almost a biting characteristic to it, and that's not necessarily brought about by the hops as it's not overhopped imo.
All things considered, I would consider it drinkable, check it out if you want, but it's not going to win any awards from me. Not bad, just not terribly outstanding. Take it or leave it.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2011 20:23:33 | More by kemoarps
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Rio Blanco Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
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