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

BA SCORE
80
good
587 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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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Ratings: 587 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of KLReed
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cantal
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bplabernie
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave tons of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is lighter overall consisting of some doughy smells mixed with a little bit of a caramel and a hint of a citrus hop smell of grapefruit. Along with these aromas comes a light grassy smell along with a little bit of a fruity smell of tangerine and orange.

Taste – The taste begins with a super bready taste mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness and some light hop flavors of a citrus grapefruit nature. As the taste advances the bready taste remains strong and actually takes on some more doughy flavors, which keeps this brew very malty overall. Other lighter hop flavors of pine and grass come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end of the taste and with a little bit of a lemon and some other fruit flavors of a tangerine and peach flavor, along with a hint of hay, one is left with a rather malty and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the bready flavors and lighter hop flavors of the brew, the feel is rather appropriate, making for a rather nice thicker, more English style 60-90 shilling ale feel.

Overall- The brew had a nice flavor, but was more malty and lacked a bit of hop for a pale ale, at least in my opinion. If looking for a malty ale then this is a good choice, otherwise, the hop hazard as stated in the name is very over-rated and not one to take as a truth.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WildBill1982
2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of brighteyes868
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color, tan head, very drinkable, malty beer. Not much on hops but easy on the palate and tasty.

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Photo of kwlightner
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OB1
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdaddy
2.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A previous reviewer said it very well: maybe an old bottle, or perhaps just a very malt-forward APA. Didn't expect as much from a beer called "Hop Hazard". But it isn't all that bad. More malt/less hops, and a bit more kick alcohol % wise than what I am used to in an APA. Thinks Dale's Pale Ale APA as opposed to the hoppier side of APA's.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Might have been an old bottle. No bottling date though, so we'll never know. It was very malty though, and didn't really hit any of the notes I look for in a hop-forward beer.

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Photo of jrschaef
4.44/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer brew will get again

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

Photo of Barnsley
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeMcCl
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

For me seems a bit malty, maybe a bit heavy. But overall a very fine beer. I'd put up against Stone or Dogfish Head

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

Photo of FrancisM12
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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