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Riverwalk IPA | Riverwalk Brewing

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Riverwalk IPARiverwalk IPA

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Riverwalk Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 09-13-2012

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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by MikeMO:
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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I recently discovered the Riverwalk Brewery in Newburyport, MA, and I was pleasantly surprised with their beer offerings. Their Riverwalk IPA is certainly their best beer for hard-core beer-lovers, but its style if very different from that of the New England's leading IPA producers such as The Alchemist or Maine Beer Company.

The Riverwalk IPA pours as an amber-brown with a thin, foamy head. It is lighter than most IPAs and only features a 6.75% ABV. It is crafted very much in the east-coast IPA style without too much citrus flavor. The beer features some citrus quality at the front, but with a much much dryer finish than many popular IPAs, making this a unique departure from the norm in New England. However, I have enjoyed this deviation from the trend very much as this is a well-crafted, well-balanced beer.

I strongly recommend this IPA as a less expensive, quality alternative to many of the trendy and difficult-to-obtain IPAs and DIPAs on the market today, and I for one have enjoyed this beer immensely.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; pale amber bronze, 1/2" off white fluffy head that leaves a thin covering and moderate lacing
smell; dirt, pine and floral hops, malt and floral hops conspire to finish with a glazed doughnut sweetness
taste; juicy fruity balanced with earthy dirty, sweet malt is not prevalent but present, sugared grapefruit finish
feel; wet, moderate carbonation, medium/full bodied, a little pucker to the finish but well balanced
overall; juicy well rounded, something dirty and guttural about this but in a way that makes it more interesting

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Photo of Rejis
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ccurrid
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisRucker
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ABK
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jsilva
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of liquorpig
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dental
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful looking copper colored, laced up IPA. Awesome floral notes that don't quite translate to the taste. More pine and grass than citrus. It's well balanced but not quite what the nose suggests. Medium feel and carb. Overall a nice classic tasting IPA that's slightly bitter and features more malts and pine than stone fruit.

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Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golfwolf
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of munsonptr
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnronCFO
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of garyloveman
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great filtered beer! Smooth hoppy finish! Gonna give the Greenhead IPA a run for best beer in Newburyport MA

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Photo of JohnnyB
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyGallagher
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Steve6402
1.2/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JLT
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Can into a chalice with a cloudy golden orange body and a thick creamy white cap. The head has good retention and eventually falls to a small frothy ring and a wide pillow in the middle of the brew. Several large sheets of lacing stick around the glass.

S- Hops up front with a Cascade sorta feel as citrus like lemon and orange oily zest is up front with other floral, herbal and piney hop tones beyond that. A touch of caramel malty sweetness, cereal grains and bread beneath the hops.

T- Bitter citrus and pine resin hops come in strong and sharp with orange and to a lesser extent grapefruit coming to mind. Herbal, floral, grassy and earthy hops come to mind as well. A fair amount of malts make their presence known but the interference with the hops is minimal as hints of cereal, biscuit, caramel and toast come out.

MF- Overall the body is of a medium thickness and the texture feels foamy and a bit creamy; not chewy however. Moderately high carbonation level and a finish of sharp bitterness. Comes off as a bit thin with the texture presented.

Bitter orange and grapefruit hops lead the way with pine right behind them. Beneath this is a base of slightly sweet but not disruptive grains. Well balanced but lacks distinction in the most competitive style out there.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong earthy hops bitterness that is followed by sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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Riverwalk IPA from Riverwalk Brewing
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