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RATINGS: 1311   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Blond / light amber pour. Aroma is pine hops mostly, resinous. Flavor is the same, some sweeter malt underneath, pine / earthy bittering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Growler courtesy tpd975. Pours a clear deep golden with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and a touch of pine hops with notes of sweet malt and a hint of caramel. Taste is the same as aroma with the pine being more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness. Another tasty brew from Russian River.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Another winner by Russian River!!! Sampled on tap @ Hollingshead. Bronze in color with a hint of sunset. Smaller cotton head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. All that a IPA should be...bitter but not overly so. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit rind, orange peel, and tropical fruit. Ponderosa pine notes also come through in the finish. Can’t wait till they bottle this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
I had this next to pliny the elder. It was very similar but much more refreshing and drinkable. I appreciate the pine flavour being toned down from their DIPA example. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2008
On tap at O’Brines. Aroma was a bit disappointing; not bad, but not great. Citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was very hoppy for the style; not the best hop flavor, but really good. Color was a clear gold/yellow with not much head. Managed to be balanced, despite the strong hop presence. REally good for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
On tap at Hollingshead. Clear gold with white head. Aroma of citrus peel, resin and hops. Flavor is pine, citrus and spice. Ends with a bit of bitterness. Well balanced. Would buy again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nik925 (770) - USA - JUN 10, 2008
Had to give this one a slightly lower score than Pliny the Elder, as that beer edges out this one. Other than that, this is a perfect beer. Russian River brew pub is stunning, having to decide between R.R. IPA, Blind Pig and Pliny is a crazy tough choice (presuming you are ignoring the amazing Belgians).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a clear golden amber. 1/4 inch head that dissipated pretty quickly. Strong fresh hop aroma of pine and citrus. Very drinkable IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
On tap at the pub. Clear gold with little head. Nose of citrus peel and hops. Flavor is bitter pine and hop resin with some floral aromas and spice as well. Ending in a bit more bitter than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Very light sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Heavy hopsaromas of flowers, grepefruit and spruce and a hint of plant sap. Light to medium bodied. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.


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