Neon River - Riverlands Brewing Company

Neon River

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Overall: 7.62/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

ABV: 8.00%

Season: Occasional

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Purchased at Flight Bottle Shoppe on 2022-03-03. Unfortunately no date on can.

    Pours cloudy with little foam but it is creamy, thick and white. For the slight amount of foam the retention is amazing. Thick lacing that leaves behind upside down frowns back to level. Pale gold with hints of orange.

    Aroma is actually slight. Maybe it was the glass that limited the sense from quaffing this fine drink. Fresh oranges and grapefruit pith.

    Taste has a touch of sweet, malt character that blends in orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. The grapefruit gently lingers into the finish creating a light bitterness.

    High end of medium body; somewhat creamy. Medium carbonation. Juicy and bitter. No hints of the alcohol.

    Been a while since I have had the chance to have a Riverlands beverage. I had high hopes that weren't completely squashed, it just didn't get the lofty. The bitterness/grapefruit isn't a profile that I really like or believe belongs in a NEIPA. Also, the light overall hop profile leads me to believe this is either old or the hop procedures didn't extract as much potential this time. I would have it again but Riverlands has so many yummy beers that I would have those first. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 17:44:41
  • Tasted: Friday, March 11, 2022
  • $5.50 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • New England Double IPA featuring Citra and Simcoe. Waves of fresh pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and a soft pillowy mouthfeel make this one of our favorite IPAs to date.
Cost Breakdown
  • $5.50, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
Beer Swapping
Malts
  • Pilsner, Oats, White Wheat, Carafoam
Hops
  • Citra, Simcoe
Yeast
  • English Ale