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

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Hop Hazard Unfiltered American Pale AleHop Hazard Unfiltered American Pale Ale

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

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A sweet, easy-sipping Pale Ale. Poured a hazy iced tea color into a pint glass. Smallish white head, less than average retention and some bands of lacing on the glass.

Smell is sweet/caramel malt, fairly mild.

Balanced taste. Maltiness is more pronounced. Sweet caramel malt and a kind of apple juice flavor. Just enough grassy hops to keep the sweetness from getting too cloying. Overall pretty pleasant flavor, goes down easy.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich enough for the style. Goes down smooth.

Overall a pretty good beer, but a bit high octane for a session beer.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark orange, almost amber. Unfiltered and cloudy with tons of sediment suspended throughout. Off white head; dense and lots of bubbles. Lots of very nice lace and a thick layer head remains. Very, very good looking APA.

Brew smells of lots of oily hops; fruits and floral with some caramel malt. Very good aroma here. Smells like it is going to be a full bodied brew. Good nose.

Brew is full bodied; creamy smooth upfront. Creamy malts up front and then a fruity hop sweetens things up in the middle and nice oily floral, bittering finish that is semi dry. very good flavors and great feel here. A complex interesting APA. Great stuff.

This is a great APA here. Case worthy and very sessionable. I love unfiltered offerings, this is among my favorites of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to juliusseizure (Reddit) for this one, although I think I waited a little too long to drink it, but no date so screw.

Pours a very light fizzy head that fades very quickly to almost nothing, although the foam on top leaves bits of lacing on the sides, over a semi hazy slight sediment laden coppery orange red colored beer.

Nose has some hops, light citrus and candied orange peel, little fruity stone fruit hop, touch tropical fruit, touch pine and grassy even, with some caramel malts, plenty of malts underneath.

Taste starts with a light sweet malt, chewy malts, with some caramel, toffee, and toasty reddish malts before the hops kick in. Fairly bitter but not a lot, with a light citrus candied orange peel, little fruity hop flavors again, hint spicy pine hops. Balanced fairly well with lighter overall hop presence but typical in line with APA. Finish is still slightly sweet, fairly bitter as the bitterness ramps and it dries more on the later finish, more spicy slight piney and citrusy hops.

Mouth is med to slightly fuller bodied, decent carb.

overall pretty good, nothing special, decent hop presence, nice malt profile and balance, drinkable and tasty, wish I remembered to have this a bit fresher, and wish there was a date on it.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Cool hippo. Very unfiltered pale ale as the body is a murky, soupy mix of burnt sienna, yeast particles, and hop detritus (I hope). Dense blanket of creamy beige head (with a few darker sediment specks interspersed). good lacing. Mostly hoppy nose with notes of orange, pine resin, mango, and nettles. Decent malt aroma as well with lots of candied fruit.

Herbal, tonic bitterness up front. Becomes more resinous and piny as sweetish candy and fruit malts come in. Floral hop notes as bitterness increases toward the finish. Dries out a little, but there is some nice lingering candied apple malt that goes great with the floral bitterness. medium-bodied with a creamy, lush feel.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Hop Hazard Unfiltered American Pale Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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