kp (10886) - 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
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, 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.
marcus (6018) - 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.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Nice crisp citrus taste well balanced with a semi dry finish. Quite good.
mcberko (5369) - 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.
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at Russian River. 100% Cascade Cross Pale Hops. Aroma is pretty faint. Lightly piney hop nose. Light sugary sweetness, too. Not too much happening here. Moderately hazy orange body with a white head and OK lacing. Starts with light piney and a slight cheesy flavoring. Decent malt sweetness in the middle with some milky malt notes. Finishes with very mild bitterness. Well-crafted, but pretty bland.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler, courtesy of a friend. Thanks, yo! Cascade something variety? Pours a murky, honey-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. A bit of basic, floral and herbal hop character in the aroma; not much here, oddly. Medium body; lively carbonation; again, basic crystallized sugar and earthy, floral hops; definitely not an IPA, and a pretty bland pale ale. Totally an odd release from Russian River, and I think the Cascade ______ hops arenít doing much here. Eh. Balanced finished of candy sugar and light bitterness.