River Trip
Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #22
Ranked #15,765
3.91 | pDev: 10.23%
May 15, 2023
Feb 14, 2019
Very Good
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Notes: A companion to backyards, backwoods, and balconies alike. River Trip is a Belgian-style session ale with hop-forward grapefruit and stone fruit notes. It’s brewed in the table beer style with local grains and spiced with coriander for an extra hint of citrus. Dry hopping with Comet and Azacca contributes to the mix of melon and grapefruit notes in the beer’s aroma.
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Reviewed by gestyr from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. It smells of fruit and the coriander is evicent in the smell as it is in the taste. The taste does follow the smell along with a bit of hoppiness. Very drinkable. Overall a good session ale.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has fruity hints
The taste follows the nose with a fruity flavor
A light bodied very well carbonated beer
A decent Belgian Pale ALE
Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, light haze, head is bright white and presents 1 finger thick, head laces the glass sides and thin top remains.

Smell is biscuit, crisp hops with citric and tropical notes, light earth and spice, hint of Belgian yeast phenols

Taste is excellent for the intent - light, flavorful - malt forward, biscuit and crackers, hops next with citric and tropical notes and light earth, Belgian yeast phenols round it out with light spice note.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, light/moderate sweetness, lower bitterness but yeast dryness.

Overall an excellent session beer with malt, hops, and yeast flavor in light, very drinkable ale.
Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a pint glass.

Crystal clear light golden yellow color with a 1-plus F snow white cap. Sticky lacing, lasting film.

Mild Belgian aroma, mixed fruits, spices, and some grapefruit.

Yeast forward flavor, some grapefruit, and grass.

Light and smooth body. Easy drinking.

A good pale ale, Belgian style.
Feb 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by Dsimenson from California

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 7/13/22; drank 1/9/23 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice off-white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Dry wheat, mild lemon & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon, mild coriander & faint clove flavors. Balanced and drinkable, if not overly memorable. It'll do.
Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bright, clear golden pour with a white one-finger cap. As clear as this beer appears to the eye, is how clean and clear the flavor is. Coriander gives this brew a light, refreshing Belgian twist, coupled with hop-delivered citrus and melon flavors. A gentle--even delicate--thirst-quencher.
Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Light gold with a little chill haze, nice white head, great retention, rings of lace
Nice interplay between hop and yeast driven aromas: orange, melon, green banana, spicy phenols
Crackery malt flavor, spicy phenols, cantaloupe and grapefruit hop flavors
Light bodied, appropriately carbonated, VERY drinkable
I really like this
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy light gold. Thick foam. Lightly sweet aroma. Sweet citrus fruit body. Slightly bitter. Light coriander finish. Solid flavor and very drinkable. Now all I need is a canoe.
Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Even the most dignified and august among us must succumb to market pressures.

So, uhh, how do I pour this? It's in a can. It's 4.8% ABV. That's a pint glass, right?

Nice pour, into the pint. Medium-dark yellow, great haze, fluffy head that doesn't get in the way of the sip.

Aroma is nice but sadly faint. Some lemon, little hints of pepper.

Tastes... if you'd had just handed this to me, no explanation, I would have guessed a nice pale wheat. Heavy lemon throughout, some generic citrus, the faintest hint of spicy yeast complexity, and it's all held together well by the thickness of its body.
Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Satsuma from Florida

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 3 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by YankeeBC from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a "Belgian" for people who think they like Belgian ales but really like hoppy APAs. Some malt at the start of a sip, but dissipates quickly in favor of hops. Hops are citrusy with some pine. Medium-light in the mouth. Lingering bitterness. No Belgian character that I can distinguish.

Good, clean, but undistinguished. Slightly overpriced for what it is. Not Allagash's best effort, IMO.
May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Packaged 4/7/22, so plenty fresh.

L---Lightly hazed, bright golden color. Big, fluffy white head had very good retention and left nice lacing.

S---Citrus (grapefruit & lemon) and coriander. Some wheat.

T---Lemon, grapefruit, coriander, wheat & some other fruits (melons?).

F---Medium bodied and amply carbonated. Quenching (probably from strong citrus).

O---An excellent one. I'm going to keep an eye out for Allagash in the future.
May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

2.97/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours a two-finger white head that slowly fades, leaving a good lace. Pale murky amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light yeast, hints of spice. Flavor is smooth, not hoppy, faint citrus. 16oz mostly white can. Packaged 11-25-20.
Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy orange from the can, 2.5" head that settles out leading good lacing. Nose is mostly piney hops with maybe the lightest hit of some fruitiness underneath. Lacks the yeast and spice notes expected from the style and drinks more like an APA than a Belgian pale ale. Taste essentially follows - ruby red grapefruit juice is a dead ringer, some light sappy stickiness, but a good dry finish. Nothing unpleasant about it, but doesn't ring any Belgian bells. Mouthfeel is moderately full with soft carbonation. Overall, a nice sessionable beer, but better options are out there.
Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 3.39 by stanale from Illinois

Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 12, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a pale hazy yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipated. Heavy lacing was present. The nose was a very faint grapefruit pith. Light grapefruit taste with a mod-light hop bite finish. Unfortunately, I find the taste a bit bland. Moderate body and carbonation.
Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Found this in our river house fridge (fitting I know) as it was left over by some other family members. Not really at all what I was expecting, but good in its own right. River Trip has a lot of the same characteristics of Allagash White, but it seems a little dialled back in terms of flavor. A more beer like beer if that makes sense… Less lemon/orange notes and more wheat/hop bite. Overall a steady beer that was enjoyed by its water body name sake.If you’re looking for a local comp, think Cisco Grey Lady
Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 2 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by aucanuck from Georgia

Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2021
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Reviewed by docbobbykaa from Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Taste is the big thing for me.
Grapefruit. That's what hit me right off.
Not for me. Maybe on a very hot summer day. But only if I can't open an Allagash White.
Apr 08, 2021
River Trip from Allagash Brewing Company
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