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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 164   ABV: 5.46%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopped-Up Blonde Ale, 5.4%ABV
Not really a Blonde Ale, not a Pale Ale, not an IPA. Happy Hops is a light colored refreshing ale with a pronounced hop character from the experimental 369 variety (Mosaic).

You may also see a special version of this beer once a year called Happy Hops Harvest, which is brewed with fresh "wet" hops grown locally. Available year round


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Nice pissy hops in the nose, melon, grapefruit. Light sweet flavor with certain minerality, rindy bitterness, dry pale malts, pithy grapefruit. Light bodied with average carbonation. Very dry and rindy on the finish, with more chalky minerals, grapefruit. Fine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3642) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
Draught at Russian River. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, lemon peel, bread and lemon peel. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of lemon, peel, bread and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5175) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour lacy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, fruity, juicy, light grass. Taste is bitter, hoppy, very grassy, tasty. Palate is light bodied with good carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 03/02/16. Golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange pith, straw, lemon drizzle, melon, juicy hops. Taste comprises orange pith, light grapefruit, straw, melon, toasted malt, tangerine, light mineral chase. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close doused with juicy hop bitterness. Decent hop jus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7397) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft to pint at the brewpub. This batch is 5.50% abv. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells and tastes of bitter and fruity hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and on the drier side. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Draft at the Russian river brewpub. Mostly cleat golden orange coloured pour with a small loose white head. Aroma is semi sweet orange hop, light biscuit, grains, orange rind . flavour is composed of semi sweet grains, orange . assertive bitter orange citrus hop bitterness. Lingering aggressive Hoo bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7178) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is dank and tropical fruit. Medium mouth, dank, pine, citrus, light bitter finish, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - APR 7, 2015
on tap at the brewery; light amber-gold color; floral hop aroma; great citrusy hop flavor; another good example of how well Russian River does hops; very light malt base let the hops shine; dry, bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
This poured a lighter golden color with a white head. Aroma was of tropical fruity and citrusy hops. Not much malt there. Flavor was almost pils like malt with a light zero bitter fruity hop finish. Crushable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1437) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, pine and malt aroma. Grapefruit, mango, orange, hop, floral, pine and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and citrus hop finish.


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