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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 164   ABV: 5.46%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (141) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
On tap at Oliver's. Definitely makes grocery shopping better! Kind of a heavy taste... not much aroma. Served colder than I'd like. Good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Clear filtered gold bright, medium white foam. Nose: yeast, tangerine, some fruit. Mouth: sweet fruitiness, velvety bitterness. Solid hoppy golden! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Pale Ale (APA) 5,5% alk. 13,3 BLG

Złoto-pomarańczowe w kolorze z ładną, białą pianą. Bardzo nachmielone. WYTRAWNE do bólu! Skórka grejpfruta, pomelo, mandarynka. Mocny wytrawny, ściągający finisz. Paraliżuje język na długi, długi czas. Jedno z tych jednowymiarowych piw RR. Dosypanie dużej ilości chmielu wcale nie będzie oznaczało sukcesu. Brak lekkości APA i orzeźwiającego charakteru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (279) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Golden, deep dark yellow, small off white head A: very hoppy, earthy T: Medium bitterness, sweet, taste lingers MF: fizzy, carbonation lingers, then drops OA: Very good pale ale ok to repeat and look for Drank: April 14, 2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3479) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Småtrevlig enkelt humlad öl med en småtrevlig balans

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear gold color with a small white head that settles into a lasting thin film. Notes of sweet malts, straw, lemon citrus, grass, light florals - bright and summery. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet, and bitter mouthfeel. Well-balanced and really pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9235) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Nice hoppy blonde pale whatever. Had the light malt sweetness of a blonde but the hoppiness of an apa/ipa. Quite nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured clear gold with white head. Aroma sweet juicy citrus hop. Light carb med bod. Taste dry no citrus dank dirty pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17475) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3818) - 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!

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