River Runners Pale Ale | Eddyline Brewery

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River Runners Pale AleRiver Runners Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Eddyline Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
River Runners Pale Ale has been our long-time favorite session beer. Enough hops to satisfy our hophead, solid malt backbone, and crisp finish making you want more; the folks at River Runners loved this beer as well and we named it after them since they were the first to put it on tap right after we opened in 2009.

Added by woodychandler on 08-05-2013

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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 NWatters
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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 LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jtnord
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mariellemartin
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 tone77
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, very hoppy. Taste is a bit subdued compared to the smell. Lots of hops, some bitterness, mild citrus, a bit of pine. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Photo of minterro
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Little's Wine and Liquor store. Poured into a pint

A&S: Very lively almost transparent yellow colored beer. A quickly fading fizzy white head that surprisingly leaves more lacing then you would expect. Not very powerful aroma, but it does contain modest portion of piney and citrus hops. Has a touch of a malty backbone.

T&M: Nothing super intense, but mostly comprising of piney hops. Very slight bitterness in the finish. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel wise. Not a whole lot of taste lingering after the sip is over with.

Overall: Very easy to drink. Fits the style well and rings up at a pretty decent price (little over 12 bucks for a sixer of 16oz cans). Good for a warm summer day. Would recommend and look forward to seeing what else this company has to offer.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ltd4n
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 ElTgray
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I CAN't believe not only how many new beers for The CANQuest (TM) that I have found, but also how many do not already exist on this site! This Colorado excursion has definitely been one for the record books and thanks to The Old Lady for enticing me to come out for a visit using her feminine wiles to their utmost potential.

From the CAN: "Colorado Pale Ale" [using their state "C"]; "International Style Ple Ale Gold Medal Winner 2012"; "To find our brewery and run the river, please visit www.eddylinepub.com and www.whitewater.net"; "A bold easy drinking Pale Ale bursting with Amarillo, Cascade and El Dorado hop aromas".

The Old Lady has left for work and so I am left to my own devices. Hoo hah! The Crack released some beautiful hop aromas and my mouth was watering like a spigot had just been energized. She doesn't really dig me doing an inverted Glug because she feels that it may stir up lees and reduce clarity unneccesarily. Hey, if the brewery is CANcerned about after-market goings-on, put directions for deCANting on the CAN! Tow fingers of rocky, French Vanilla-colored head was the result and now the room smelled like I had been spraying hops air freshener. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and there, suddenly, were my boys - Croesus, Mammon and King Midas, all fighting for a taste. SRM = 6. Nose was minty grapefruit and I am now curious about those El Dorado hops. Mouthfeel was soft, unusual for the style and the flavors were riotous. I was getting spearmint, peppermint, grapefruit and graham crackers! What?!? I kid you not. It is rare that I am rocked by a new beer, but it is obvious why they won a gold medal. Finish was more minty than anything else and it had a mellow semi-dry finish.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jpjpjp
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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River Runners Pale Ale from Eddyline Brewery
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