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. SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 11, 2012
bottle. clear pale orange with small white head. crystal malt aroma with pineapple scented hop notes. bready, toasty flavors with light floral hop notes. ration (2238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
281012. Bottle at hotel in arlington tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma butter, hay. Medium low palate. Thin. j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy of crajun from the Local Beer Swap Threeve. Thanks Kevin. Pours a faintly hazed amber ruby orange with a thin white head. Soft oxidized fruit, musky hops, old malt. Medium bodied, soft malt, a bit of oxidized malt, some old dusty hops. Soft malt, caramel, lots of filling carbonation. Long oxidized malt but nothing overly pruny. Just tastes old. Seems like it’s old and may have been decent three or four months ago, but not a lot worth drinking now. AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Spicy, earthy aroma with hops, pepper, and malts. Mildly bitter taste of hops, grass, and pepper, balanced out by nutty malts. Medium-to-light body with lively carbonation. The overall taste and mouthfeel exceed the aroma. Certainly not below my expectations.
ozarkspops (368) - - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a thin white head. No lacing. Deep copper color. Aroma is mostly sweet malt. You can notice a little bit of hoppy spiciness in the aroma. Taste is also malty with crisp hop finish.
---Rated via iPhone RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
pours pale amber with no head or lacing. dank but malty aroma. taste is mildly hoppy with melon, citrus and pines notes. finish is subtle, only slightly bitter with some faint caramel. ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Rio Blanco Pale Ale has a thin, off-white head and a sort of murky, yellow-orange appearance, with many lacing rings, streaming bubbles, and some relatively large chunks floating about. The aroma is very muted, but with deep inhalations, one can detect some sweet malt. The taste is of sweet, sugary, medium-roasted malt, a bit of hop sting, and bread. Mouthfeel is medium, and Real Ale Rio Blanco Pale Ale finishes mellow, easy drinking, and delicious. RJT RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle which spent several months in the fridge. Amber with a medium white head. Aroma is a little skunky, with some hops and pale-lager-ish grain. Taste is very sweet, not bitter at all. Sweet finish. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation. Not good, but it may be because of it’s age. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
APPEARANCE: A clear amber pour with no head and no lacing. AROMA: While the nose was subdued, I detected sweet malt and grain. TASTE: The taste is primarily grainy. MOUTHFEEL: Light-to-medium and crisp. OVERALL: This is a real good pale ale which I enjoy time and time again.
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