Taking its name from the beer's 5.5 per cent ABV, the Riverside '55' Pale Ale is a full-bodied beer that drinks like a absolute dream. More amber than pale in colour, the balanced bitterness comes from the generous late addition of Cascade hops which also provide an unmistakable citrus and tropical bouquet. That has created a beer that packs a big wallop of flavour but that manages to remain extremely clean, crisp and therefore rather moreish. At a time when it's fairly de rigeur to release a Pale Ale, it takes something rather special to cut through the competition and really make a mark. By no means would you call this 'just another Pale Ale'.
- American Pale Ale