Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA | Tenaya Creek Brewery

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83
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167 Ratings
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Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPATenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States
tenayacreekbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Hop Ride India Pale Ale is medium bodied and aggressively hopped using a technique called 'dry-hopping' which adds a nice delicate citrus aroma. Combine that with Magnum & Summit hops to kick up the bitterness, and Cascade hops for a floral boquet. You get a well balanced and very drinkable American IPA. We live in Las Vegas and enjoy the areas beyond the reach of the neon. Bootleg Canyon MTB Park is one of those places. Be Warned, the rattlers have just as much bite as this ale. If you want to ride there, its going to be a "hop ride."

Added by tbern007 on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of marct
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of sweemzander
2.57/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to cjacobsen for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color that produced a minimal white head. Minimal lacing.

(S)- Lots of citrus: pineapple, peach, and lemon with hints of sweetness.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A bit metallic tasting on the flavor, but has some nice citrus. A weird nutty aspect as well.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A bit metallic and plastic tasting with bitter citrus.

(D)- An alright IPA, but definitely needs some improvement. Not a fan of that metallic characteristic and flavor.

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Photo of denver10
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral and even touching upon perfumey, some marmalade, and toffee. Aroma is floral, orange marmalade, toffee, and a touch of pine. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, my first beer from Tenaya Creek did not impress me.

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Photo of dannydetox
2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

brought a 22 back from las vegas a couple of weeks ago, and finally getting around to opening it. color was a pleasing IPA orange/amber tone. minor head retention with a few spots of lacing on the pint glass. aromas disappoint: sweet malts, with something a bit smokey hiding in the back. there is a noticeable taste of tea as this one goes down. caramel malts are the dominant flavor, with the hops showing up only in the end. bitter on the finish, but not in a way that supports the beer. no, this isn't a winning IPA - especially given the abundance of great west coast brewers redefining the style.

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Photo of Rutager
2.72/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to my brother in law for this one!

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy gold-amber with 1.5 fingers of white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Some floral and fruity hops, but not a ton. Plenty of sweet caramel and some grainy malts along with some strange fruit smells including apples and grape juice (?).

Taste. Floral hops with a little citrus, lots of sweet grainy caramel and some herbal bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium amount of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall. Not really what I look for in an IPA, but was nice to try.

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Photo of ThickNStout
2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle from Albertson's (Las Vegas, NV). 4.99. No apparent bottling date. Served in a small wine glass.

Pours a light orange gold with a quarter finger pale head. Maintains a thin cap of froth that laces well.

Smells of floral and mildlt earthy hops with bready malt.

Bitter earthy and floral hops with lots of cracker, biscuit and bread. Almost balanced more like a red or amber than an IPA.

Slick medium light body with moderate carbonation. Long bitter biscuity finish.

Not really bad but I found this average at best. Much more malty than I prefer my IPAs. This bottle makes me kinda glad that I didn't take the time to go all the way to the brewery.

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Photo of JohnLynch
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of AlexChillton
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of ralphw56
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mactrail
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Orangey amber color with a nice foam in the Duvel tulip. A brief aroma of malt and some flowery hops. Plenty carbonated in the mouth. Light bodied. A fair amount of malt. Slightly sweet. This actually tastes like all three Tenaya Creek beers I've tried. Earthy flavors, sweet plain malt, and murky overall.

The hops are the dank sort with a very low aromatic profile. Brewer says this is brewed with Magnum and Summit hops. Some bitter aftertaste and a gummy feel in the mouth. I'd have to say this is the kind of IPA favored by low-rent breweries and brewpubs that hope to offend no one. Maybe it's the Sunbelt IPA style. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.

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Photo of GreenKrusty101
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

7.2% ABV bomber was poured into a room temp standard American pint glass (sic). Appearance was fairly standard, clear and straw colored with adequate lacing. Aroma was understated, but spicy, piney notes from Magnum and Summit hops quickly dispelled any notions of a Cascade citrus bomb. Taste was buttery, but not in an undesirable diacetyl way...more butterscotch and pinenut essence. Mouthfeel was splendidly round without overly viscous maltiness. All-in-all a surprisingly affordable ($4.49/bomber), quaffable elixir reminiscent of quality East AND West Coast IPAs.

1st review...favorite son from Nevada : )

2nd bottle purchased years later was diaceytl bomb

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Photo of travolta
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very nice head with robust for and awesome retention. Nice ringed lacing. Beer is a clear and copper gold. Excellent head. This is a very nice beer to look at.

Nose: Brown sugar, citrus, resin, with a bit of pineapple and tropical fruit at the end.

Taste: Crisp with a malty backbone, some dry chemical-ness at the end. A little dry finish. Citrus and brown sugar.

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3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored beer, off white, smallish 1/4" head. Average in the lace/retention department. Real mild hop aroma, especially for an ipa.

One of those old school 90s ipas, lots of bitterness, not much hop flavor, lots of crystal malt with plenty of caramel. Some metallic feels. The summit hops don't impart much garlic here, more bitterness. Bomber format is stupid.

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Photo of Phelps
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hop Ride made it all the way to the Elite Eight of the 2012 brewingnews.com National IPA Championship, a March Madness-style tasting tournament. Poured into a tulip.

Vegas is known for its neon, but outside the glow of the city lie some picturesque desert landscapes. Hop Ride is named for one of these spots, Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, where rattlesnakes can turn a bike outing into a "hop ride." Find all the earthy tones of the dry wilderness in Hop Ride's color -- dusty sandstone, the soft tangerine of a sunset. Above the perfectly clear liquid, an inch of cream-colored froth rests like craggy mountains.

In the nose, Hop Ride's grainy, like handfuls of barley at the brewhouse. A combination of Magnum, Summit and Cascade hops and dry-hopping lend additional aromas of sugared orange slices, soft floral notes and just a little citrus peel. On the tongue, hop flavor takes a backseat to hop bitterness as acerbic resins settle into the tongue and don't let go. It exhibits the same grainy mustiness -- like very old, dry crackers -- in tandem with some grapefruit and a little bit of dankness. Tiny cactus barbs of carbonation prickle the tongue inside a body with the viscosity of simple syrup. After a suggestion of alcohol spice peppers the tongue and in throat, the brew finishes clean.

Overall, Hop Ride could use a little more balance. It's more hop bitter than hop flavorful, and the malt is both weird and unable to withstand the hop assault. But it's still tasty, and worth a try if you want a little taste of Vegas.

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Photo of jwent91
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy dark yellow color with a 3" head that lasts a while. Thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: light floral aroma is all you can detect.

Taste: light caramel, some mild grapefruit, floral bitterness, and pears.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish with some mild drying late. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness and citrus stick to the tongue.

Drinkability: decent drinking IPA, and the flavors are overall pretty standard for an American IPA. Not great but not bad either.

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Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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