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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6909) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7554) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7672) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Poursa golden-orange hue with a halo of a head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, a little honey. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel, lager yeast, mild bitternss. A decent session ale and much better than russian rivers other single hoped brew, Dr. Zeus.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
spicy citrus hop aroma, light copper orange, mild bitterness backed by corny hops, easy drinking and light bodied

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Tap @ Catos in Oakland. A godlen color with a white head. I initially tried this after taking in a sip of Pliny the Younger and thought this was water. After a little time and cleaning the palate, the hops came through. Not a strong PA but easy to drink and enjoyable. A little thin with a dry grainy malt finish on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2391) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Tasting at RR. Yellow body, with a small white head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Flavor is hops, grapefruit and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Pours yellow, little white head. Nice citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit and orange. Only mildly bitter up front, but then has a long dry finish.


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