September 18th, 2006 by Andy
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of pleasantly hoppy beers. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I approached River Horse’s Hop Hazard with the same glee and excitement I used to experience as a wee lad with a whole dollar to spend in a candy store.
The beer poured with absolutely no head and gave off a welcoming citrusy hop smell; moreover, upon inspection, the Hazard was a darker than expected color, almost typical of a logger. Crisp and smooth as I drank it, I did notice a malt backdrop that progressively became more pronounced as I continued to drink giving the beer a grassy taste that left me somewhat disappointed. Hazard’s malt finish was a bit bland as well.
I love hoppy beers, especially in the summer time; however, River Horse’s Hop Hazard didn’t live up to my expectations.