ineedbeer (616) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Aroma is obviously dominated by hops with strong grapefruit character, with lesser amounts of tropical fruit and pine resin. Faint malt aroma with a nice cracker note to it.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with some light copper notes. Small white head that exhibits nice retention and very nice lacing.
Flavor has a moderately sweet light cracker malt character to it. The cracker notes recede fairly quickly but the sweetness remains throughout. Medium tropical fruit notes with lots of grapefruit and lighter pine resin character. Moderately high bitterness with a surprisingly dry finish. Lingering grapefruit, pine resin and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly soft and creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Low hop astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very nice hop forward IPA with some sweetness to balance and add body without detracting from the hop flavors.
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pour is clear golden orange with white ring. Nose is heavy hop, tons of tropic fruit a d grapefruit. Nose is sweet, taste is super hoppy and tight, so dry with huge tropical fruit and grapefruit. Really hop forward and tasty.
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours very clear apple juice amber with a nice high fluffy beaten egg whites head with nice lacing. S - amazing tropical fruity hops up front. Sweet, fruity with a nice balance of malts. Passion fruit, and light grains. 10. M - medium bodied, lighter palate a little weak. Lightly bitter. Dry bitter end T - the tastes do not compare to the smell. Tropical fruit and caramel malts up front. A slightly flatter bitter palate. Piney, Grassy and bitter grapefruit. Lingering malty backbone, caramel and vegetal. O - quite good. Smell 10 flavor 7-. 6.2
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright orange with a slight chill haze and a soapy white head. Nose is almost pure grapefruit juice. Intensely citric and wonderful. Plenty of pine, sweet tangerine, and a hint of bready malt. The flavor is quite citric as well with tons of grapefruit, tangerine, and just a hint of peach. There is very minimal malt flavor and a moderate pine note and bitterness on the finish. Fantastic stuff.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RR. Aroma is super piney hop. Flavor is smooth pine and slight floral fresh hop. The palate was hit or miss for me, but I had some sours beforehand. Pretty good IPA.
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Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
This beer appears a very clear light orange hue. There is a substantial white head that leaves a generous amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is very similar to Pliny the Elder. The beer has a great floral, citrus and hop flavor. Hopfather, like Pliny and Blind Pig, is amazingly smooth and drinkable. Russian River knows how to brew world class beers. This is no exception.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Russian river. Pours an orange and faint copper with a faint yellowish tint. Light lacy foam all around the glass. Lots of pine and sweet bitter citrus. Light resin and malt. A massive combo of bitter grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and other Citrus. More fruity and tropical than bitter. Light malt backbone. Moderate carbonation. Oily and resin like feel. This was amazing, reminds me a lot of blind pig but far more complex. I drank this quickly, and would love more. one of my favorite IPA’s ever. Reviewed on: 08-16-2010
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador en Russian River.Anaranjada con poca espuma,mucha aroma sin ser amarga,pero con muco gusto a lupulo.Me gusto mucho,muy y muy bebible!Fantastica!
SmokeySid (6) - Farmington, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got to enjoy this while still in the tank... While it was in the last stages of being Crashed still had a over hopped nose for me but finshed lighter on the bitterness than expected.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed at GABF ’10. Yup. Badass. Full of citrus goodness. Love the hop profile. Great IPA from a great brewery.