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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 164   ABV: 5.46%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Pint og taster på brew pub. Flot lysegul klar øl med et flot skumhoved. Konen siger let kattepis, men det kan jeg heldigvis ikke lugte. Tilgengæld masser af citrus og mango i både smag og duft. Lækker lækker øl.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is tropical and fruity with a touch of dank. Fairly clear light yellow. Taste is a light fruity hop with just a hint of grassiness. Seems a bit thin and overall light in hops and mouthfeel for a pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9026) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Gazza Gold Ale TM tick. Gazza Gold Ale appearance. Aroma is a bit grassy, herbal, and lightly floral with some grapefruit and lemon. Dry. Kind of cracker / lightly toasted malt flavor. Mild citrus. Grassy. Drinks just fine.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Getbetter (831) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
From a tap at the brewery. The pour is a dark pale yellow with a fizzy and white head.A light body with grass hop characteristics and bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Great session IPA on tap at the source. Pours pale straw color. Bright citrus, light pine aromas. Very clean medium bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1215) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemon lime, floral notes, citrus. Tastes of lemon lime, amarillo hops, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tselloufc88 (109) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
On keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa CA. Pleasant lemon and lime tropical fruit aroma. Decent carbonation. Really tasty medium bitter finish and not too heavy. My kind of easy drinking beer. Superb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap @ RR. Pour is clear golden with a bubbly white head. Citrus, orange, grain, bread crumbs, earth, herbal esters. Finish is bready and hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3358) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a nice, clear amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, lots of tropical fruits. Quite nice. Flavor is refreshing, quenching, and delicious. Lots of fruity hops with medium bitterness. Crisp, refreshing palate with a medium bodied and a nice, slick texture. Finishes nice and bitter. Pretty fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4575) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014. Clear amber with a small head. A bit on the sweet side with hops, apricot, pineapple and some hay. A balanced one with a relatively soft mouthfeel.


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