deekyn (1459) - 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 (15642) - Dublin, 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 (1126) - 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 (3409) - 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 IPAís ever. Reviewed on: 08-16-2010
bernatbeer (420) - 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 (2192) - 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 í10. Yup. Badass. Full of citrus goodness. Love the hop profile. Great IPA from a great brewery.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on draft at gabf last year, so refreshing. one of my favorite ipas, vinnie is a master
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Alex for shipping this from RR and Sean for sharing...Pours with little carbonation as the growler didnít hold well sadly. The beer is a really nice light peach color...The aroma is pretty nice, light pineapple on the front with lots of resin on the back. Sticky thick pine hops...The taste is really nice dumping some of the hops, thankfully as isnít isnít a dipa or have that high of an abv. All the RR ipaís are very similar, almost like the same base is used everytime, just boil the hops different times.