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

BA SCORE
80
good
588 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Hop Hazard Unfiltered American Pale AleHop Hazard Unfiltered American 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
588
Reviews:
281
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of FrancisM12
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Notes of caramel, toast, and a light citrus aroma hit the nose. The beer is a murky copper hue with an off white, creamy and soapy head that has good retention and lace. The taste is slightly north of medium bittersweet. It's Slick and oily with a smooth foam carbonation, almost creamy. The medium body contains bittersweet citrus and caramel notes along with bread crust. It finishes somewhat crisp and mostly bready with a bitter citrus. It's lightly astringent and has a burnt aftertaste that's long mellow with notes of bitter fruit and bread.

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Photo of jmg480
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pav5069
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I liked this beer! It was tasty!

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Photo of cgraz51
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TopherBreski
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Had this before but must have forgotten about it. Golden caramel color, excellent smell of hops, very little bitter pale ale after taste. Has to be my fav pale ale so far.

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

Weird beer. Dark and cloudy. Sweet caramel bready smell and taste. Reminds me of a light version of Founders Dirty Bastard maybe. I dont taste any hops at all. No bottle date so it could be years old for all I know. nb

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Photo of PGD120
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.26/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Malty fruit nose with a nice balanced flavor of bread and hops.

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Photo of guyute13
4.49/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It is lighter in taste than it appears to be.

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Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reckage
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a 6-pack the other day, first time trying this brewery.
Poured in a pint glass,
Look: amber/goldish, very hazy and creamy head, lacing down the glass
Smell: hint of roasty, caramel. piney citrus maybe some spice
Taste: smooth citrus with a hoppy aftertaste but not over the top hoppy,
buffalo chicken wings come to mind when drinking this.
Mouthfeel: medium and smooth
Overall: drinkability is good but at 6.5ABV a few will do, i will definitley try some more from River Horse and would buy this brew again.

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Photo of BigRizz62
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsnyder61
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad pale ale

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jhartley
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Got this as part of a mix-a-six gift from a friend.
Unfiltered, cloudy, amber colored body. Frothy white head leaves plenty of lacing behind.
All down hill from here, bland bitterness overly malty taste.
Leaves behind a dry burnt grass flavor behind.
Overall, not good. Not impressed with this one at all. This may have been old, but this still won't make me want to even attempt to try it again.
Might be a better beer, but for me this ended up being a drain pour.

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Photo of RUNYYFan
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Simple beer, mildly hoppy, good carbination, not interesting, I'd drink it again if I didn't pay for it.

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Photo of MikeRusso
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A very nice IPA. Good flavors and aromas.

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