River Runners Pale Ale | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
Colorado, United States
eddylinepub.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woodychandler on 08-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of thebeers
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazed yellow gold with two fat fingers of white head that leave rings of lacing.

Melon, light lemon and some peppery character in the nose and taste alike. Watery finish, with maybe a kiss of mint, then a fairly muted, chalky, pill-like bitterness in the aftertaste.

Light to medium bodied with a nice prickliness to the feel.

It's definitely refreshing, and has a great peppery bite. Possibly my first Australasian Style Pale Ale, so what do I know, but as an APA, I prefer ones with at least a little malt backbone to them. Just not to my personal taste.

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of condorsim
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichKent
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply outstanding. Balanced, fresh, juicy, delicious. River Runners Pale is my go-to in Colorado, as it's readily available in 6-packs of 16oz cans for what most breweries charge for 4-packs.

Appearance is a little weak - light, slighly opaque amber, but pours with a generous 2 finger head from the can.

Smell is fresh fruit juice - grapefruit, mange, nectarine, pineapple - with a little grass/pine.

Taste follows the nose - really well balanced juicy pale that borders on an IPA at 6%. Dangerously easy to drink these as the bitterness is mild and leaves you wanting another sip. The 6% will creep up on you.

Overall this is one of the best Pales I've ever had. Right up there with the best of the best APAs.

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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Liveupthere
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyable. I wasn't expecting much when I ordered this pale ale, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I feel like this beer is a pleasant departure from the stereotypical dry and overly hopped pales we've been getting used to. A very nice amount of hop character and refreshing mouthfeel and taste. Yummy!

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a "tallboy" can into a goblet.

This beer is rather normal looking, with an out of style hazy body under a pedestrian white head.

Things really get going with the aroma. The hop aromas are totally awesome. Grapefruit juice, flower nectar, freshly split pitch pine, mango, and of course a healthy dose of pineapple. Awesome aroma, this is one of the best pale ales I have ever had, and I have had (probably) too many versions of this very tired style.

The flavor is very much like the nose, which means only good things. The bitterness is spot on, and makes the whole brew very "quenching".

Conclusion: A superior beer which hits all the right hoppy notes. Much better than 85% of the mundane pale ales out there. Awesome job Eddyline.

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4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ltd4n
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OsoRojo
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6-pack of 16oz cans for $11.99 in Colorado. Great beer!

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River Runners Pale Ale from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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