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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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70 IBU’s. 1.061 Original Gravity.

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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2211) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Draught Toronado Pub. Beautiful perfumy hop aroma. Hazy dark gold. Lighter in color than the Moonlight Bombay by Boat IPA I had previously. Artful lace. Excellent lace. Very good bitterness. Best IPA of the night. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear amber color with an off-white head. Nice strong piney, resiny, grapefruit and earthy hop aroma that carries over to the flavor. The hops almost hide the caramel maltiness. Solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
GABF 2006. Amber body with a small white head. Aroma is big piney hops and some grapefruit and orange peel. Taste is fruity and bitter with more evergreen, caramel, sweet malts and citrus peels. Body is medium-full with a resinous, oily feel. Finishes with more piney and citric hops, caramel and sweet creamy malts. Nice IPA, but would you expect anything less from Russian River?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is clear golden with a thin off white head...piney resinous nose...aggressively bitter flavor...nice malty undertones of biscuits and bread, but strongly citrus bitter...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Earthy, piney, woodsy aroma. The flavor leans just a tad on the bitter side of balance; a pinch of salt. Medium-bodied and astringent with medium carbonation. Lengthy, medium bitter, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Somewhat vegetative hop character. This a 90s blast from the harsh hop past. Lots of pine and grapefruit in the nose. Mild malt body that is dominated by the very vegetative bitterness. Astringent finish that makes me grab a Pliny.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Draft. Very pale copper color with a white head. Strong grapefruit and piney aromas. Flavor is bitter and very hop forward with grapefruit, pine, grass and fruit notes. Very crisp. Dry, bitter finish. A true west coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. The beer pours to a golden body with a white head. The aroma is awesome. Extreme hopping. Fruity peaches, nectarines, pineapple, simcoe-esque hops. The flavor is malty and hoppy and nicely bitter. Decent bitter resiny palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
golden yellow color white well laced head. very fresh citrus hop aroma orange peel and carmel, palate is dry well coated and oily. Flavor of dry pine resins some light carmels, is quite bitter. Reminds me of the pliney.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Clear straw color, light white head. Aroma - nice hops, but malt is evident. Really nice balance of hops and malt flavor. A little light in hop bitterness. Overall, easy drinking, good malt and hops. Bitter in the finish, but just a little light.


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