Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA | Tenaya Creek Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
54 Reviews
Read the review
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPATenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States

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

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next → last
Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 162
Photo of Wadsey
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extra courtesy of snosage22. Thanks, Brendan!

A: Sparkling pale gold. Fluffy white head that quickly dies to a skim and leaves no lacing.

S: Subtle floral and pine notes. Carbonation is light so the aroma doesn't travel very well to the nose.

T: Semi-sweet maltiness intermingled with floral and somewhat citusy hops that soon gives way to pine and herbal bitterness on back end. These elements play together surprisingly well, given how underwhelming the beer smelled.

M: Low carbonation and big green hoppy bitterness translates into full and leafy mouthfeel. Big, for a 7.2 abv beer.

D: I dispatched the bomber quickly and easily.

 642 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer was served from a 22oz bomber. It pours with almost no head, leaving a light yellow, lager-ish color instead of the typical darker, copperish colors of most IPAs. There was a pleasant fresh-hop flavor, with a light sour aftertaste. The beer was light and unremarkable in the mouth.

 290 characters

Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

 527 characters

Photo of tbern007
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 pint, 6 oz dark brown bottle. Label has a sprig of hops buds, a rattlesnake, and a mountain bike gear/chain. And the obligatory "it'll bite you" remark.
A - hazy copper. Good, rich, thick head. Lasts a while and moderate lacing noted.
S - pine. Strong hops. Floral.
T - pine, hop, smooth, floral, citrus.
M - medium body and medium carbonation. Nice mix of flavors. Predominant hops and pine. A bit sour.
D - good overall. I think this is a good option as far as small operations go.

 490 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next → last
Tenaya Creek Hop Ride IPA from Tenaya Creek Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!