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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Deep golden and malty, with a spicy hop flavor and a subtle, well-balanced hop bitterness, Rio Blanco is a uniquely Texan interpretation of an English-style pale ale. The addition of Czech hops gives the ale a refreshing crispness and flavor that will satisfy you under the hottest Texas sun.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CarloOG (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with a minimal beige head. Smells bready and malty sweet. Med body, not much flavor up front but finishes slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaretburkett (2) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Has a nice hoppy flavor. A little more subtle than an IPA. Not too bad. I prefer my beers to be a little less hoppy, but it is a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Light golden-orange body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Grassy, grainy, a little floral and citrus. Simple. Medium to light bodied, gentle carbonation, soft finish, minimal bitterness. Ok, but not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Had it on tap at Hofbrau in San Antonio, poured a clear amber hue with a light head. Tasty caramel flavor with a hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
Not a very good pale ale. Aroma is of light grassy saaz but no other notable scents. Taste is not balanced either with a bitterness and no flavors of note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pale gold, small white head. Lager hop nose. Semi sweet. Doughy and bready in the middle, somewhere between Pale Ale and Kolsch. Finish has a Pilsner hop tinge. Not sure how to look at this one, outside the box a little. A decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma of sour leather. Pours light yellow, nice white head and a slow gradual CO2 release. Taste is bland, salty and slightly sour. Kind of smooth but a sour aftertaste leaves it flat on its face. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
a really nice beer, would love to try this on tap because bottles seem so boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
12oz bottle - poured a clear copper color with a small head. Not a fan of the hops in this one - a little too much like a skunky lager than a pale ale. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Lightly orange and just a touch hazy with a pretty good head and some patchy lacing. I detect a pronounced caramel malt component to the smell, along with a touch of herbs, fruits, and hops. Taste follows the smell, caramel malts seem to be the primary taste, accented with floral hops, fruity hops, and baked bread. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Finish is relatively crisp, leaving floral and caramel malt aftertastes. Overall it’s not bad but not fantastic either. A solid offering tho.

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