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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.81%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2996) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2012
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!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmokeySid (6) - Farmington, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Crushed at GABF í10. Yup. Badass. Full of citrus goodness. Love the hop profile. Great IPA from a great brewery.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
on draft at gabf last year, so refreshing. one of my favorite ipas, vinnie is a master

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Big hop aroma. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with pineapple and citrus flavours. A hint of dryness in a crisp and creamy malt finish.


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