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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, Azzaca, Idaho 7 (NJ7), 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 (15468) - Dublin, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (13023) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (11061) - 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.

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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Tardif version.
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. Very tasty.
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9421) - 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."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8812) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8289) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
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


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