I picked up this pale ale as part of a mixed 6’er, it included a brown and rye ale as well. This is from a small brewery in Blanco Texas with about 52,000 to 70,000 barrel output a year.
According to their website, this is the description of their pale ale:
Deep golden and malty, with a spicy hop flavor and well balanced hop bitterness, Rio Blanco is a uniquely Texan interpretation of an English-style pale ale. Czech Saaz hops provide a crisp finish and delicate aroma.
This was a cloudy copper color that had little to no head. About 1/8 inch white head at max that didn’t last.
A slightly sweet, malty scent with a noticeable lack of hops which would match a lighter english style pale ale.
Matching the description and aroma, this had a malty back that over-rides any hop bitterness, or flavoring. The malt sticks on the tongue after it’s gone.
This is an easy drinking session type pale ale, if one exists. I much prefer American pale ales over the malty english styles, but this is overall a clean simple beer worth keeping around as a light introduction for non craft beer friends.