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

Not Rated.
River Horse Hop Hazard Pale AleRiver Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 36 | 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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Wiffler27

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

08-30-2014 15:49:10 | More by Wiffler27
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -20.2%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of citrus hops with a back-odor of something spoiled
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – complete narrow rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium amber, cloudy
Flavor bitter, weak, short lived; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3 Overall 2.875. Final weighted score: 2.8125
I first had this in 2007 and my notes (from a microfest) say it was an IPA at 5.5% ABV and was bad. Some things have changed; it is now an APA at 6.5% ABV and now is just below average. The head and lacing are pretty nice but the body is ugly – yes, I know it’s unfiltered but still… The aroma starts off well with some hop citrus but then the odor of putrefaction sets in. Overall, even if this is contaminated, it’s still better than it was 7 years ago. I’ll try it again in another 7 years.

08-29-2014 00:10:57 | More by Ozzylizard
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Jlivecc


3.52/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2014 01:38:28 | More by Jlivecc
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-17-2014 21:07:21 | More by gshackles
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LukeGude

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-15-2014 01:34:15 | More by LukeGude
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-10-2014 23:57:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Johnwf110

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-10-2014 19:43:22 | More by Johnwf110
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DoctorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-10-2014 18:32:45 | More by DoctorBob
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-05-2014 21:36:18 | More by TheMultiYeast
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-31-2014 01:24:56 | More by Stofko1992
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KathrynD

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-30-2014 22:51:52 | More by KathrynD
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.84/5  rDev +9.1%

Been drinking craft 3+ years now, after many hundreds of "had ratings", this is my first proper review. Saw a few reviews of this beer that weren't matching what I experienced, so had to get my 2 cents in.

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into shaker pint. Very airy, white 2-inch head. Reduces to a quarter-inch cap that stays forever. Thin airy lacing remains on every side of the glass all the way down. Color is one I haven't often seen in a simple pale. Unfiltered ruby with golden sunset. Nose is lemony hops, some pale malts. Taste is more malty than the nose predicted. Nice smooth robust malty goodness, surrounded by faint fruity hops. Mouthfeel is almost "thick", especially for a simple pale. Drinkability is exceptional, as that nearly thick pale ale never gets "chewy" at all -- it just goes down very easily. A bit of unexpected watery finish actually makes me rush to the next gulp. This beer is really fun and enjoyable -- wish I had more than one. I think it's mis-named - not hoppy at all, and doesn't need to be, and doesn't even seem to be trying to be hoppy. The note on the bottle reminds that pales should be balanced, not overly hoppy. This beer lives up to that reminder, very well.

07-29-2014 01:46:37 | More by BodiesLexus
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dbalwanz


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-28-2014 22:44:03 | More by dbalwanz
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-27-2014 10:44:23 | More by jbaker67
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-21-2014 02:52:32 | More by Rob_Z
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BeerBobH


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-20-2014 01:23:36 | More by BeerBobH
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2014 23:37:33 | More by chefdave37
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dar482

New York

3.45/5  rDev -2%

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.

07-13-2014 01:30:56 | More by dar482
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Shennan20


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-11-2014 00:57:54 | More by Shennan20
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mousebeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-09-2014 07:17:37 | More by mousebeer
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SenatorSpaceman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-06-2014 03:13:41 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-04-2014 15:16:44 | More by GClarkage
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daron7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-03-2014 01:12:53 | More by daron7
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Mgm54

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-23-2014 19:30:14 | More by Mgm54
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-14-2014 23:32:11 | More by BFCarr
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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.