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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2003
I wonder at times about the consistency in brewing quality at Real Ale. Perhaps this is unfounded. I have had this numerous times and don't recall liking it nearly so much as I did this time. If they hold this benchmark, I think I would say that this is rather wellcrafted. Full bodied with just enough malt and hops to please. A pale ale that I can enjoy all too easily. Please keep doing it right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Light cloudy bubbling copper color. Light sucrose malt aroma with some hop attributes. Strange complexity between a watery sweetness and a thicker sticky bitter finish. I even picked up some banana and chocolate amongst the citrus. Overall drinkable, but confusing and not very true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20929) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at The Flying Saucer, Addison, Texas.
Amber coloured. Flowery aroma. Clean. hard malt profile. Bitter finish. Good, but not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a bubbly tan to yellow head that poured big and then laced. Not as interesting as their rye pale ale. This is more of a traditional APA with some citrus and hops providing some counter to the malts. A solid effort, if lacking distinction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
I didnít like this, weak palate. Ugh. At least it didnít have the grapefruit that their rye ale has. Just another uninteresting hoppy beer that fails to do anything but slam my mouth with hops. Their brown ale is the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Cloudy amber with a nice off-white head that doesnít last. The aroma is subtle and pleasant hops with a nice malt backbone. The flavor is a nice crisp bready malt with an almost juicy character from the subdued but noticeable hops. Easy drinking without resorting to being watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
I really did like this beer. Could be a bit stronger, but definitely worth a try....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
A half-decent pale ale. Woody notes, some nice hoppiness, but it really could be a little stronger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Not real aleís best, but not bad either. The hops come out and hit you a little hard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1096) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2002
There is nothing bad about this beer at all. It isnt Real Aleís finest, but good nonetheless. Very crisp and smooth. Hops transition is smooth as well. This is probably the first time that Saaz hops have entered the state of Texas before being put into beer....thanks Real Ale!!!

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