Riverwalk Brewing has been going through a series of exciting transformations this year. They have expanded distribution, you can now find their beers all over the state of Massachusetts. It might just be me, but I’ve also noticed increased availability and selection of their beers in metro-Boston and metrowest. Riverwalk also announced that they are building an enormous new brewery in Newburyport, around the corner from their current space. The new brewery will be 3000 sq. feet, offer full pours and flights, and include an outdoor biergarden. While the new brewery won’t open until later this summer, we can enjoy a wide range of Riverwalk beers on draft and in cans. One I grabbed recently was Rangelight, a double dry-hopped IPA featuring the popular Mosaic hop variety.
Riverwalk Rangelight pours clear orange-yellow with a large white head. The aroma is solidly hoppy, citrus fruit and resin. This strikes a balance between the New England and West Coast IPAs. There is a ton of hop flavor, grapefruit, orange, mango and pine along with a little bitter kick. This is balanced by a little malt, touches of bread dough and honey. Rangelight is light bodied and easy to drink, not too boozy at 5.8% ABV. The finish is crisp with some lingering hop flavor. This is another very strong beer from Riverwalk, it can hold it’s own in the very competitive stable of local IPAs. Hoppy Boston score: 4.25/5.
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