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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of our friend and mascot, Wylie the fish, we are hooking you up with an aggressively hopped India Pale, the staple for any fishing trip. This beer is a hop lover’s dream. Andrew Maxwell put over 1.5 decades of recipe development into this India Pale Ale, creating the fourth dimension of flavor. Combining four varieties of hops produces a unique beer that has an aggressive hop flavor, bite and aroma without denying the presence of malt which I.P.A.s often lack.

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3.2
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12 oz. can from Santa. Pours a clear dark golden/amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big malt character up front, caramel, light toast, with some orange and grapefruit citrus, some herbal tea, hops seem a bit faded, just ok.

3.4
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
12oz can, shared. Clear amber color. Thin white head. Little, sort of bubbly head, couple bits of lace. I dig the Warhol-style can. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Earthy hop, lightly spicy. Good malt balance to this. Toasty malt, light caramel, lightly spicy malt. Some grapefruit. Light to moderate sweet taste. Moderate to bigger bitter. Bigger malt profile than your typical IPA, but not malty-sweet. It’s seems malty in an intentional way, taste is more bitter forward still. Very unique stuff, I like it quite a bit... A good change of pace from your typical every day dime-a-dozen IPA, this one has some thought and courage behind it, courage to do something different..

3.2
douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Guntown. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a medium white head. A decent orange and citrus nose. The flavor is decent; biscuit, lemon, some zest. Lots of crystal. Smooth.

3
b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Can to snifter. Looks solid; a transparent orange with thin eggshell lacing. Smells of bitter hops with what appears to be some light oxidization (which doesn’t make much sense coming from a can). Tastes like it smells, but with pale malt in place of the oxidization. Average on the palate; on the thinner side for the style. A forgettable example of the style.

3.3
JaBier (7841) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can sample at the Rivertowne tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/10/14. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, pine and spicy hop. Malty flavor up front, giving way to grassy and earthy hops before a bitter, earthy finish.

3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (7694) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer pours a golden color with a small white head. There is a light flowery hop aroma. The flavor is moderately flowery and fruity hops and grows a bit dry on the finish.

2.9
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is just lightly hoppy with a little crystal malt below. Doesn’t smell especially inviting, as far as an IPA goes, but there’s nothing wrong with it. The flavor is pretty lacking in the hops department, especially for being touted as "aggressively" hopped. There’s a little too much dark crystal malt in here for my tastes, leaving a little too much sweetness lingering on the finish. Not really up my alley as far as the style goes. Medium bodied, a little clingy, moderate fizzy carbonation. Not for me, but I’d like to try it again directly from the source though.

2.9
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
This poured a lighter orange color with a beige head. Aroma mainly off grassy and lightly citrus hops, with caramel notes too. Flavor was malty and bitter but not with much hop flavor. Not too great.

3.2
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber colored pour with a poppyseed and peppery aroma, flavor is some malty pine, ok finish

3.2
Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2016
How is it, in an era where breweries are throwing C&D’s at each other all willie-nillie, that Rivertowne and Rivertown can coexist, seemingly peacefully? Or have they had their squabbles? I suppose I could google it to find out, but that’s too much effort. I’ll just choose to sit back and think everything is fine.


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