Review – River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale
River Horse Hop Hazard Pale Ale
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a room temperature beer mug.
Dark, rusty aged copper color with about a half inch of foamy head on top. This ale had a slight hop haze but I could still see through it a bit.
Smells of fresh cut grass with earthy pine notes. Hidden in the background are faint smells of sweet malts.
Great bitterness from the hops. Strong tastes of sugary, ripened fruit like melon and citrus. The 5 hop blend provides a powerful hop punch, perfect for the hop-head audience.
My mouth felt different spikes of carbonation with a sour tang on the side of my tongue. The dry hopping left a sticky feeling from the oils and resins.
After trying and reviewing some River Horse Tripel a little while ago, I thought that I needed to get some Hop Hazard and see what their attempt at a strong IPA was like. I am happy to say that I was very impressed. Hop Hazard is very drink able and sits in between a grossly over-hopped IPA and a mellow pale ale. Next, I have some River Horse special brew to review.