River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale | River Horse Brewing Co.

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80
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587 Ratings
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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale AleRiver Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
riverhorse.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden-orange hue, medium body and a floral, hoppy finish make this American Pale Ale perfect for any time of year.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
587
Reviews:
281
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Timtac
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

**
06/24/12
Drank from bottle at Tortugas, Lambertville, NJ.

AROMA: Fruity Hops. Citrus. (hard to discern from bottle)
LOOK: (impossible to discern from bottle)
TASTE: Same Fruity hops, plus some malty corn and/or Rye.

Pretty good beer.

**

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Photo of mjbrandt18
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MykeJ
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cool beer received in an easy trade with dberger624... Thanks Dan!. Pours deep orange with an okay mostly white head.. citrusy hops with some background pale malt and hints of toasted malt.. Medium body for a pale ale, but the ABV is 6.5%, so a little thicker is certainly acceptable... Nice drinkability.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.75/3.5

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of horshamguy
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ehrlacher
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bapplebaum
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good pale ale that drinks clean and goes down easy. The "hop hazard" moniker is misleading in the context of today's broad-shouldered pale ales. More cracker-tasting malt than citrus flavors.

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Photo of Donovan68
2.56/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a Mikasa ale glass. Consumed on 28Nov15.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger worth of white foam the shrivels into a line after 20 seconds. Amber in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and very subtle in quantity. There are a few small pieces of yeast at the bottom of the glass. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of caramel, bready malts, plums, raisins, and figs are backed by hints of floral hops, lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, and oranges.
TASTE: Initial taste is composed of mild flavors of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines (no lemon as the smell gave hints to), caramel, and bready malts. Mild bitter hop, floral hop, raisin, plum, and fig flavors come in right after as sweet bread flavors grow mildly stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough, yet somewhat creamy. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: If this tasted how it smelt, that would of been fantastic.

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Photo of MrUse
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbender92
4.86/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tankg
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of palealeale
2.13/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy Amber pour with a thin but soft white foam that coats the glass. Classified as an APA but the abv of an IPA. Malt forward with a caramel sweetness followed up by a resiny bitterness.

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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 587 ratings.
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