Every winter, a small stretch of the Illinois River, between Starved Rock State Park and the Illinois Waterways Visitors Center, becomes a popular stop-over spot for migrating bald eagles! To commemorate these majestic birds of prey, Tangled Root Brewing Co, located in nearby Ottawa, named one of their early IPAs River Raptor, a fitting name for such a bold and flavorful craft beer.
Now, as these famed eagles return to the Starved Rock Country area, so too does this fan favorite IPA, currently sitting around a 3.6 on Untappd.
Recently dubbed the River Raptor Tropical Pale Ale, this fruit-forward ale is ready to soar to new heights, both on tap and in can. With bold, juicy hops and a light, sessionable body, this Pale Ale is loaded with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Crammed with Belma, Citra, and Mosaic hops, creating an approachable IPA that is low on bitterness but high in hop flavor and aroma.