brokensail (15609) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a golden orange color with a somewhat minimal head and nice lacing.
S: The nose contains some herbal, earthy, and citrus (oranges) from the hops. Not much in the way of malt in the nose.
T: The taste is much like the nose. Not overly bitter, but a definite presence. Noticeable orange flavor as well.
M: On the lighter side of things, which is by no means a bad thing in this case.
D: Very drinkable as it is not overpowering like some of the other hoppy Russian River beers.
mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River, pours a clear golden copper with a small white head. Aroma is very nicely hoppy, with notes of pine and floral hops. Flavour is quite strong for a pale ale, more like an IPA, with notes of pine, floral hops, and just enough crackery malt to back. So piney on the palate. Highly drinkable and thirst-quenching. Excellent beer.
Ferris (12143) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Hop 291 - Floral and sweet tropical fruit. Clear pale gold with a thin white head. Lots of tropical fruit with a hint of bitterness. A little too tropical and sweet, but still nice.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: July 08, 2009
Appearance: clear light gols, fine off white head
Aroma: light sweet crystal malt aroma with light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: lightly sweet crystal malt flavor, light citrus hops, light lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweet hops in a mild aroma.
Mild bitterness and mild hops in the flavour.
A bit faceless hop variety.
6 3 7 3 12
Idaho #7 version.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Sweet fruit, tangerine and soda hops in an amazingly delicious hoppy aroma.
Soda hops, moderate bitterness, dryness and orange peel in the flavour.
8 3 8 3 15
Iím not quite sure how the rate this as these two varieties of this beer are
completely different. Iíll go with the Idaho #7 version.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"(Sterling hops version) a clean, simple, slightly citrus aroma and flavor. it was quite good, and I love the idea of highlighting each hop veriety, but their other hop bombs are better."
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This blonde ale poured with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor and sigificant bitterness produced by the tasty Sterling hops. Itís both light and bitter.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Russian river tap room . mostly clear orange golden coloured pour with a small sticky white head. Aroma is light jammy fruits, pine, citrus crisp biscuit grains. Flavour is composed of crisp base grains, orange skin, pine. Very well balanced. . palate is semi crisp. Highish carbonation. Assertive smooth Hoo bitterness. Xolid.
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a clear copper body that has thin gold hues and supports an off white head. The aroma offers up biscuit like malts and earthy floral and spicy hoppiness The taste delivers biscuit like malts and lightly roasted malts to go along with earthy spicy hops, some bitter citrus hops, a dash of tropical fruity hoppiness and then some floral hops.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Russian River, solid IPA but has some tough competition on its own draft board. medium bodied, citrusy, some mango. Overall, a nice IPA that took a back seat to Blind Pig & Pliny