Russian River Dead Leaf Green
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 167   ABV: 5.55%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Clear light amber with a thin, fine, off-white head. Nice grainy aromas with light noble hops notes. Full, dry malt profile with nice grain astringency, very slight malty sweetness, and a bit of toastiness. Medium-bodied with good balance in all aspects. Definitely a sleeper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1465) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Meh, I guess this was a pretty decent beer, but stacked against their wonderful belgian beers and IPAs, it got totally lost in my sampler. Just a basic well crafted EPA, nothing too exciting, not very notable, but like everything they brew it was well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1499) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2008
On tap at RR. Itís a solid ale. Nice leafy, woody hop flavor with a solid malt backbone. Not one of RRís great beers, but pretty darn drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
Drank it on tap at the brewery. Pours amber color. Taste of yeast, spices, and scotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 This is a very good, very tasty, and beautiful English Pale Ale. It has a good, golden-amber colour with a beautifully thick, foamy white head leaving excellent, almost perfect, and rich lacing. The taste is toasty and floral, with a bitter element and it is very well balanced. The carbonation is noticeable but itís not overcarbonated or fizzy. Ultmately, it is tasty and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3690) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2007
On Tap at the BP Clear medium amber with a small offwhite head. very soft light malt aroma and a more woody bitterness I the flavor Fairly light palatte. Those crazy Limeys !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Came in a pint glass and was a clear orange color, with medium white head and light lacing. Good nose of light malts and floral hops. Mouthfeel was moderate and flavor was slightly bitter. Interesting and kind of different brew that was easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
On tap at Russian River. This pale ale poured with a thin off-white head with slightly discernible floral aroma. This brew is aptly named in that there is a strong flavor that resembles what I think dead leaves would taste like. Even though there is a low BU rating (32), this ale is quite bitter. This is an interesting brew, but not particularly satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 On tap @ the brewery. This tasted like a pilsner with tea leaves in it. I kept looking around for the sugar. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2556) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
First of all, this is an English Pale Ale. This was also the only beer I wanted more of after having the sampler. The odds of that happening are improbable. The aroma here is very light, a touch of caramel/toasted malts, floral type hops if you really search. The flavor is completely unique. I canít decide if itís a new English hop, or a wet hop English beer. However, I canít see that happening. The flavor is very similar to a pile of raked autumn leaves... except in a good way... just how horseblanket is used as a good flavor descriptor. This leafy floral taste was unlike anything I have ever had. The body is medium, the bitterness is low but detectable. Who would have thought I would have found an EPA to be the most interesting beer at RR?

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