brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a very clear golden straw color with a nice big white head and plenty of sticky lacing.
S: Quite the nose on this beer. Fruity and yeasty with plenty of citrus hops, giving a nice grapefruit note. A bit of weed and some regular grass, too. A little bit of unfermented wort smell right at the beginning, too.
T: More bitter than I was expecting, but itís welcomed. Grass, pine, and grapefruit peel seem an appropriate summary of the hop flavors that are present. A mild yeast driven fruitiness and spice. A solid bread base.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly lively carbonation from the growler.
O: Not usually a big Belgian IPA fan, but this was much more IPA than it was Belgian. A great example of the style.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pear, yeast, grain, light pine, and grass. Flavor of Belgian yeast, grass, pear, citrus, and subtle minerals with a moderately bitter finish.
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Liz. Came with a RR glass too. Pours hazy orange gold with a frothy/foamy white head. Aroma very fresh fruit. Belgian yeast esters. Maybe a touch of earth or barnyard. Med + body. Flavor is somewhat earthy Belgian - spice, fruit esters, particularly some clove and banana. Maybe pineapple. Itís very fresh tasting, and Iím thinking thereís a hop mix which has fruit and earth hop aspects. Certainly not pine. Anyway itís finishing dry and rather hoppy, tho the hop isnít the harsh NW citrus burning style. Good ale.
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (11442) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is citric rind, peach, grassy tones, floral hops, light spice, straw, earthy.
Taste comprises tangerine, straw, floral notes, lemon rind, hop presence, light peppery spice, yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Nice hopped up Belgian stylee.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aroma of straw, lemon, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,earthiness, spicy hops and light lemon withg a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2011. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy and pine hops, honey and citrus with light biscuit malt. Flavor is malt with heavy fresh hops, dry and crisp with a medium-high bitterness, honey and farmhouse notes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Bready, hoppy, apples, fruit, yeast aroma. Flavor is spicy, apples, some pear, light yeast, very light floral hops. Another winner!
adnielsen (9727) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gabf. Slightly hazy, golden appearance with a white head. Moderate earthy hoppy, belgian golden malty aroma. Sweet, belgian yeasty, golden malty, earthy hoppy flavor.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, itís not everyday you get to try something new from Russian River.