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RATINGS: 1369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
70 IBU’s. 1.061 Original Gravity.

Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3339) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 500 ml. bottle. Pours a beautiful thick head which has good retention, followed by attractive lacing, over a golden body with many tiny floaters....nose is enormous with heavy bursts of pine, resin, grapefruit, ?vanilla....tastes of slight malts initially then the burst of grapefruit and resin, finishing with a relatively light lingering bitterness...mouth fell is medium. A well balanced and appropriately praised American style IPA. 12/3/2008

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle. Wonderful aroma, heavy hop smell. Nice head. In a way, both bitter and smooth. Another great IPA from Russian River.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On draft at Capones. Smells of pine, grapefruit, and biscuit. Lots of pine in the flavor as well along with some tangerine. Long bitter finish. Leaves some very nice lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1660) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
This starts off with a big grapefruity nose, and pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head. Nice bitter flavor, hints of pine, citrus, and a touch of floral/grassy notes. Clean, crisp finish, and light in the mouthfeel. A great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2016 Re-rate 1/29/16: Draught at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa. Pleasant fruity and piney hops. Rounded. Very good. 8/3/7/4/15=3.7

Re-rate 6/09: Bottle sample. Thanks Yafit! Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, flowers and some candies. Flavor starts slightly malty and sweetish and quickly turns into a very pleasant hoppy bitterness with grapefruits and a bit of other fruits. Medium-bodied. 8/3/8/4/16=3.9

(10/20/08) Draught at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. Clear golden with a big stable white head. Aroma of big citrusy hoppiness and a bit of caramelly malty notes. Fresh bitter hoppy flavor with some flowers, grapefruit, orange hints and malty undertones. Great long citrusy bitter finish with light resinous notes. A great highly-drinkable IPA. 8/4/8/4/16=4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), heavy hops (flowers, pine, citrus), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of apple, pear, and peach. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Poured amber witha big white head. Aroma of hops, pine and citrus. Taste is of piney resinous hops, with a little citrus and caramel. Quite a bit different from their other IPA/IIPA’s. Finishes bitter. Mouth is a moderately bodied. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On draft at Brouwer’s. Pours light! Very transparent, with a small head. Lots of grapefruit and citrus up front - very hop-forward. Crisp, smooth - great, but no Pliny. Sprightly, but still richly flavorful. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3034) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 On tap at Capone’s. Pours out a nice mostly clear golden color with a small to moderate white lacing head. Aroma is intense and of grapefruit and pine hops, very nice. Good sticky mouthfeel. Taste is complex and an assault of hops, grass, pine, and citrus all come together perfectly with a slight malt balance, but nothing to take away from the hops. Once again a world-class beer from Russian River.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On tap at Tria in Philly. Hazy dark sunflower supporting a 3-2 finger white head. Sticky patches of lacing hug the glass all the way to the bottom. Aroma of fresh cut grass, grapefruit zest and oranges. Extremely well-balanced flavors with citrusy and piney hops in lock step with mildly sweet malt and fresh baked biscuits. Another layer of summery fruit flavors dance about as well. Silky mouthfeel and one of the best finishes I’ve had in any beer. Easily one of best beers (not just an IPA) I’ve been lucky enough to find. Until RR starts distributing to NJ, I’ll be more than happy to trek into Philly for a fix.

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