Rio Grande IPA | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

BA SCORE
80
good
46 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
sierrablancabrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A complex, layered hop mixture makes this a well rounded IPA with strong grapefruit and pine flavors with a hint of pepper. This beer has great head retention and strong hop aroma.

78 IBU

Added by htomsirveaux on 01-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of En29356
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HardTarget
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sampler in airport

Appearance Slightly hazy, doesn't hold a head

Aroma Full hope note, a bit harsh, citrus, mostly grapefruit

Taste Bitter hops overwhelm the base, and there is a slight soapy note.

Feel Medium body, oily finish

Overall Not bad but a little one dimensional

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color with good off white head and lacing. Piney citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy reisen heavy with some citrus. Malt balances out the hops. Medium-light finish a little on the bitter side. Lacking some depth and complexity.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k3ve
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of toronadotornado
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rio Grande Brew Pub - Albaquerque, NM - draft

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MidwestBA
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Germ21
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatheredwaters
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigdood33
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and smooth IPA, good beer

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Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of MWilt
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Lunny777
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dinkel
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OneBeertoRTA
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Stuck in ABQ airport and the Sierra Blanca lineup is all that is offered in the only restaraunt inside the terminal, not even BMC.

The color looks pretty good, decent head dark yellow. Smell is actual nice, some grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops. Taste is just meh. Somewhat crisp but no depth, very light almost like one of Lawson's Finest 3 percent session IPAs.

Overall nothing special, lots of better choices out there.

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Photo of UncleBuccs
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Rio Grande IPA from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
3.38 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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