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River Runners Pale Ale | Eddyline Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eddyline Brewery
Colorado, United States
eddylinebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woodychandler on 08-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,629
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 6/15 (I believe):
Pours a pale yellow to white gold. The head grows like a large cloud, and falls with some rockiness to keep that illusion. Spongy to soapy lace covers the top part of the glass.

Nose has a lemony scent that comes across stronger than an green herbal note and maybe a hint of grass.

The beer starts with a nice cracker to dry bread malt, fairly crisp. A lemon-spritzed pithy white grapefruit with a little pulp still attached comes next. This adds a little bitterness that has the beer leaning towards IPA. This flavor also lasts most of the taste, with an herbal to lightly piney bitterness peeking through at the very end. Although the malt also seems to reappear, it fades and there's an almost light minty aftertaste.

At some points a little more bitter than I think of for an APA, but in an enjoyable way. Medium light and quite quaffable, I found it a quite enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy golden color with a two-finger white head. The foam slowly settled, leaving sheets on the glass. Bright aroma right from cracking open the can: grapefruit zest dominated with pine and some dry bready malt. Insanely easy to drink. Same flavors on the palate and balanced nicely. Bitterness seemed just right - firm and crisp but giving way to the bready malt at the end. Really nice. Thanks to Wasatch for this one!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

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

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can without a distinguishable best by date; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a light gold with some faint oily and cloudy sediment. Staggered carbonation bubbles maintain a medium to thin white head. Sticky lattice work lacing all along the glass!
Smell - a blend of oily floral and earthy hops with a hint of stone fruit.
Taste - matches the sniff, but a little too weak in the flavor department.
Feel - light and refreshing with a nice bitter kick in the palate, but just slightly watered down.
Overall - a six pack of pint cans is fantastic in my book!

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of denver10
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazed yellow gold with two fat fingers of white head that leave rings of lacing.

Melon, light lemon and some peppery character in the nose and taste alike. Watery finish, with maybe a kiss of mint, then a fairly muted, chalky, pill-like bitterness in the aftertaste.

Light to medium bodied with a nice prickliness to the feel.

It's definitely refreshing, and has a great peppery bite. Possibly my first Australasian Style Pale Ale, so what do I know, but as an APA, I prefer ones with at least a little malt backbone to them. Just not to my personal taste.

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Photo of benloho
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of condorsim
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichKent
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply outstanding. Balanced, fresh, juicy, delicious. River Runners Pale is my go-to in Colorado, as it's readily available in 6-packs of 16oz cans for what most breweries charge for 4-packs.

Appearance is a little weak - light, slighly opaque amber, but pours with a generous 2 finger head from the can.

Smell is fresh fruit juice - grapefruit, mange, nectarine, pineapple - with a little grass/pine.

Taste follows the nose - really well balanced juicy pale that borders on an IPA at 6%. Dangerously easy to drink these as the bitterness is mild and leaves you wanting another sip. The 6% will creep up on you.

Overall this is one of the best Pales I've ever had. Right up there with the best of the best APAs.

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Photo of NWatters
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Liveupthere
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyable. I wasn't expecting much when I ordered this pale ale, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I feel like this beer is a pleasant departure from the stereotypical dry and overly hopped pales we've been getting used to. A very nice amount of hop character and refreshing mouthfeel and taste. Yummy!

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a "tallboy" can into a goblet.

This beer is rather normal looking, with an out of style hazy body under a pedestrian white head.

Things really get going with the aroma. The hop aromas are totally awesome. Grapefruit juice, flower nectar, freshly split pitch pine, mango, and of course a healthy dose of pineapple. Awesome aroma, this is one of the best pale ales I have ever had, and I have had (probably) too many versions of this very tired style.

The flavor is very much like the nose, which means only good things. The bitterness is spot on, and makes the whole brew very "quenching".

Conclusion: A superior beer which hits all the right hoppy notes. Much better than 85% of the mundane pale ales out there. Awesome job Eddyline.

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Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sozz2
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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River Runners Pale Ale from Eddyline Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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