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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a light golden. Aroma is mild: pine and citrus. Flavor is of hops, pine, citrus; like a light IPA. Very tasty and refreshing


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
(En fût au O’Brien’s): Malts miellés machables avec une rondeur collante et une sécheresse aussi tranchante. C’est végétal avec des notes de poires mais ce qu’on retiendra, c’est la finale sèche herbacée à la hauteur de sa corpulence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davidmati (24) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2016
This is very good beer. I can’t stand drinking this beer more. I really love it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Unbalanced buttermilk expressing amid green grape. Decent warm day swill. Not the RR I’m accustomed to.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2389) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 - on tap at RRBC. Clear golden pour with some head and lacing. A bit stronger on the hops than malt and soapy after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5736) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft at Toronado, pours very lightly hazy gold color with small white head and not much lacing. Flavor is astringent and overly bitter hop, ash, toasty malt, pine, and a touch of grapefruit. Light bodied. This one was lacking and a good interpretation of modern day Russian River hoppy beer. They are getting left in the dust by other new companies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Taster at Russian River in Santa Rosa, aroma is dank, fruity, tropical, thin head.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olenickj (77) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Sample at brewery. Despite name not very happy. Wet up front and hops come late, decent finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (158) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1634) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (866) - 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.


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