RateBeer
Russian River Happy Hops
     click to upload
overall
95
100
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 135   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


illidurit's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2278) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Backlog purge. On tap at the brewery. Pale orange, thin off white head. Pils malt, light caramel, spicy sprucey hops, moderate bitterness. A little underwhelming.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (623) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (265) - , 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Småtrevlig enkelt humlad öl med en småtrevlig balans

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2057) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17211) - 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 (3750) - 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 (5417) - 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 (15550) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 14


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50