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Friday, March 30, 2007

Beer Tasting: River Horse Hop Hazard


The Beer: Hop Hazard
Style: American Pale Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
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Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no evident date stamping on bottle

From where & how stored: Purchased from Exton Beverage and stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $23.99 per variety case of 24

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.5% ABV
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Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- slightly cloudy, brownish-orange color
- what little head there was disappeared in an instant

The Aroma:
- sweet, malty aroma

The Taste:
- slight bitterness
- slight sweetness
- slight carbonation

The Verdict: - Slightly below average. It starts off as inviting to the nose and the front of the mouth, but then loses any momentum quickly and whithers away to nothing.
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Adam's Notes
The Look:
- copper
- small head thinning to thin ring with islands

The Aroma:
- quite sweet and a bit hoppy

The Taste:
- sweet like the nose
- couldn't drink too many of these
- not really super hoppy, but, hops are there

The Verdict: Eh...pretty typical of their beer. Nothing to write home about.

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