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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale - River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale AleRiver Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

471 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002)
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Reviews by BlitzShadow:
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BlitzShadow

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: The body is an orange-brown color with a thin (1/4") beige head.

Smell: Hoppy, fruity (somewhat like an orange), and very distinct malt presence.

Taste: The taste is immediately bitter and very dry. Not too bitter and it compliments the rich malt with a very good overall flavor.

Mouthfeel: From the smell I expected something a little thicker and heavier, but it was rather thin. Not a disappointment at all, though. Not much going on in terms of carbonation.

Drinkability: It was nice hoppy beer and I'm going to have another.

Notes: I poured from a 12-oz bottle. The label design has a rustic/classic look to it. There is no brewed-on date.

I was fortunate enough to be able to pay a visit to the River Horse Brewery and I would recommend it. They serve four 5-oz samples of their freshest beer (probably unpasteurized, too) for $1. The beer on-site easily earns an extra 0.5 each in smell and taste making it well worth a trip if you are in the Trenton, NJ area.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2005 02:30:16 | More by BlitzShadow
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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.