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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Each time we make this ale we pick a different single variety of hops and use them exclusively in the brew. The malt bill stays fairly consistent from batch to batch so as to allow the distinctive hop flavors to come through. Here are just a few of the hops used in the past: Simcoe, Vanguard, Sterling, YCR-004, Amarillo, Satus, Santium, Tomahawk, and Columbus. Available on draft seasonally.O.G.: 1.060;50 BUíS


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
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
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"(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."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at brewery. Nice crisp citrus taste well balanced with a semi dry finish. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4998) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Pours cloudy pale golden amber with a small white head leaving la e. Aroma is sweet malty fruity citric. Flavor is a bit sourish acidy citric malty bready and has some sweetness. Nice fruity bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
Growler from the brewpub! Sterling hops. Nose has citrus hops with a hints of pine and flowers. Lightly hazy orange with a big pale yellow head that nices laces the glass. Flavor is moderate bitterness and a little caramel. Finish is nicely lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3571) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Sterling Hop 2 It on draft at Russian River Brewing. Golden color with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Very well-balanced flavor with citrusy hops and sweet caramel malt. Great for a single hop beer, medium with hop oils on the palate.


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