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River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewing the perfect ale is truly a balancing act ... Hazardous work you might say. With Hop Hazard our challenge was to hand craft a malt rich base that could counterbalance a combustible five-hop blend and still leave your taste buds with enough room to enjoy a unique, dry-hopped finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (124) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Great beer hop flavors but well balanced with the malt flavors. Nice and hazey looking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (517) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy light brown color with a thick rocky beige head. Slight grainy toasted malt aroma. Rich toasted malt flavor. Notes of caramel, nuts and vanilla. Nice balance with spicy hops in finish. Overall, a decent full-bodied flavorful ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Six pack from NJ. Pours out a cloudy medium amber color. Nice frothy light tan head. Good malty aromas and flavors. Hop profile reminds me of some of my early homebrews. Flavors are a bit muddled, but overall this one drinks clean and enjoyable. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of citrusy hops with a touch of caramel. Medium body, slightly oily with a brief, dry finish. Flavor of citrusy hops with nutty malt underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
This is about your middle of the road pale ale. I was a little disappointed after then pour was a beautiful dark amber with a nice thick off white head...but it went away quickly. Aroma of hops, taste of alcohol is a little too much for my liking. Probably won’t buy again as there are many better alternatives.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Received in a trade from jdb288. This is quite dark for the style being darker brown. Hazy with a nice creamy beige head. I smell gentle caramel malts and the first sip is that. They are thick and creamy in the mouth. The after taste of that sip is all hops. Citrus with mild bitterness. That was pretty much every sip. Malt flavors with citrus in the after taste. Unusual. This was tasty and a good way to start a weekend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fletchwadd (48) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours to a merkey goldish color with thick off white head. Smells hoppy to almost tangy. Taste is bitter and a little watery, aftertaste lingers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma of spice and pine and a litle caramel oily hazy gold appearence taste of citrus and pine slight alcohol aftertaste a decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (179) - MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Oily and unfiltered, not pale but copper orange, good mix of hops, a bit malty. Some caramel and some liquor taste. Lasting alcoholic palate. A simple yet quality ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours a heavy golden yellow. Smells very hoppy for a beer that claims to be ’balanced with hops.’ It’s slightly more bitter than I expected. Tastes of hops, pine, and not much else. This one is ok.

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