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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 BU’S


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1861) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at Russian River brewery in Santa Rosa. Pours golden with a white head and sweet, fruit, hoppy aroma. Taste is of tropical fruits up front, with hops, citrus, caramel, and toasty notes leading to a bitter, dry finish. Nice IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
(hand bottle from irishboy)orange in color with a white head.fruity and pine type aroma.flavor is much of the same with a dry dusty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Part of a sampler at the brewery. this one pours a super light golden with a small white ring of head. Very sweet citrus aroma, raw vegetal hops, grass, interesting. Flavor follows with lots of pine and vegetal hop bitterness, slightly dirty finish, not much sign of citrus here but that's ok. a very light bodied pale ale and medium carbonation. Overall the finish takes away from this, as it is a touch unpleasant. Only OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap @ RR. Pours a clear gold color. Nose was some earthy and piney hops. Flavor was a light sweetness, some mild hop presence. A nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours medium amber with a two finger white head. Full nose of citrus and floral hops with a touch of malt sweetness. Same in the flavor. A bit of a grain husk, dry finish. Quite enjoyable and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1611) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
100% Cascade Cross Aroma is mostly hops with a nice grapefruit citrus and light pine note. There is a malt backbone present though with some sweet bread and cracker notes. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head that perseveres as a thin film on top and on the edges. Good lacing with small legs. Flavor is rather hop forward but it does have balanced cracker and bread character to balance the hops. The hop character is grapefruit and pineapple with some pine resin to balance out the fruit. The bitterness is fairly moderate which really allows the malt to shoe through in the finish in a bready way. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a good beer and definitely not retired, but its not their best. The balance is nice, but the finish to this hop is a bit lacking and has a slightly odd grassy note.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1504) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Single hop cascade. Pours yellow with white head. Taste is some pineapple and hop bitterness finished very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. HBC683 version. Pours clear gold color, white foam leaving draft. Nose: yeast a bit, light garlic, grass. Mouth: mild soul, hops infusion in a neutral body. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A - poured from a two day old growler. 1 finger fluffy white head. S - nice mild fruity and hoppy aromas. Pear, apple white grape juice come on first, fresh oranges and grape fruit. Lightly grassy, piney and citrus hop note with just a hint of simple. M - light drinkable beer. Bright and shiny mf . Light well rounded subtle soft iPa. Lingering maltiness. T - citrus and piney hopes up front. Light fruity palate. Fresh orange and pineapple, white grape juice. Lingering caramel malts with fruit tones. O - nice light subtle beer. 3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
at RR brewpub. light amber pour. leafy hop aroma. mild sweetness, grain, and dry flavor. lotta carbonation. hops are leafy and have medium bitterness.


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