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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hoppy Blond Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2453) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draught from RR. Poured a clear gold. Winey notes of course - medium bubbles and sour finish. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown, 2011. Clear orange-yellow pour with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma. Slightly sweet with lots of hops. A bit fruity with hints of banana. Some funk. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at Russian River Brewery. Cloudy gold with a nice lacy head; sparkling. Lemony nose, yeasty, doughy. Rich malt flavor with lemon, dough, bread, a bit funky; very strong hopping goes nice with the sweet lemon. Oily and a bit heavy body. Nice, but a bit too thick and yeasty. Could be cleaner, though good and shows off hops well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a hazed golden body and a white head that lasts and leaves great lace. Aromas are very hoppy, grainy, grassy. Some light phenol/pepper notes, lemon balm and tangerine zest. Flavors are fruity (esters and hops), citrus, grassy hop character, some phenols. A light malty sweetness (not crystal) throughout with a bitter balance overall. Medium bubbles and dry. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11862) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown. Growler, thanks j12601. Clear amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some sour, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit/resin, funk. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Growler courtesy of daysinthewake. Served in a Russian River "TION" goblet. Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing on the way down, along with a thin collar throughout. The nose carries a bit of Belgian yeast and hops. Contrary to many Belgian IPAs, it seems more like this has Belgian hops in it. Based on my limited experience, it seems close to Styrian Goldings, though I could be way off. Hops don’t quite complement the yeast as much as I’d like. Medium body with good carbonation. Decent, but not Russian River caliber.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown, got the growler from a trade I did on BA. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a medium to large white head. Big fuzzy musk, soft hops, citrus. Sweet, lightly hoppy, big musk and citrus, faint lemon, more sweetness. Soft musk, gentle and slow developing hop bitterness. Very nice, subtle and delicate. Glad I shared this with everyone, but certainly wouldn’t have been sad to drink the growler solo.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
An excellent take. Poured at the brewpub. White head, orange tan and opaque body. Smells good. Tastes good. Balance supreme.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Growler thanks to j12601 at Shenandoah Throwdown. My 2800th rating on this site. Pours a clear light orange with a decent, white head. Nose is malty, sweet honey, small citrus hops. Taste is tart, citrus rind bitter, lemon tart. Dry palate. Nicely sessionable but underwhelming. Still, it’s not everyday you get to try something new from Russian River.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft at RR... Clear crisp light gold, long lasting egg shell head... Light yeast with a little lemon zest... Taste is much better than the nose, nice complimentary notes of yeast on the front with a pine finish


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