River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale - River Horse Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Act25:
3.44/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
My 2nd pour of this into a tulip resulted in a higher review.
It's really quite good. I like the style, it's a solid APA, with character. Any horsey stink is gone from my previous review. I'd drink this again for sure, and it's the best I've enjoyed from this brewer - which as a Jersey guy - I really want to like!
Bottle poured into .5l cylinder. Fresh in Central NJ!
I am a fan of this style and want to be a fan of this beer, but it falls short.
A: Pours cloudy amber w orange tones, very light amountsof carbonation. Unfiltered for sure as it remains cloudy. The beer has a 2 finger creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very long lasting quarter thick head covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing.
S: Unusual. Stinky (in a good way). Strong aromas of oily pine hops and wet grass. Not much caramel malts. Alot going on. Good meditation ale.
T: Alot going on indeed. Pepper, wet hay, barnyard, citrus, along with a peppery, oily hop flavor. To me it's over done and not 'fresh enough' like a great fresh APA or IPA (Dales, Titan, Stone). Was enjoyable with sauced scallops and shrimp cocktail, good with seafood.
M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Slightly oily/sticky, not a super after taste. Not tingly enough, weak on bitter, clean finish, weak on malts.
O: This is an intense, stinky APA. There's 5 hops and I think they are battling. There's a barnyard thread that runs through all River horse - they taste horse stall like! Wet hay and horse order.
Much better regional beers to be found in Doylestown PA (Victory) or Harrisburg (Troegs). As a NJ guy, I'd like River horse to make a more refreshing and simpler ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:51:45 | More by Act25
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3.45/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer has good grapefruit and floral hop aroma.
The flavor follows with some American hops in the front of grapefruit and citrus peel. Then the beer has a substantial malt backbone, with surprisingly even some alcohol on the back. This is a bit of surprise considering the ABV.
One of the poorer, yet somewhat reasonable attempts at the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 01:30:56 | More by dar482
River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.