slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Enough hops that I still wonder if 42 ibus is a mistake. great balance, though. this is way better than your average pale...more aromatic, more flavor, and better balance. quite good. If it werenít for their amazing IPAs and barrel aged belgians, itís worth a pint."
mrhoppy (1287) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate pillowy white head. Nose is actually quite hoppy - there are some nice floral elements to it that really come through. Taste isnít too bitter, but has a nice hoppy floral taste to it. Very easy drink.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd possibly get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off.
Not up to par with what i expect form RR. pretty bland, not a defined hop profile. wish i had ordered something else at the bar.
trevor211 (1358) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Pours a light honey amber - this is a standard, fairly mild pale, with a perfect balance. Really tasty.
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 Huge thanks to Alex (Masterski) for bringing this one over to our Friday random beer tasting. Split several ways amongst friends into nonic glasses. Love the RR growler!
A - Pours golden yellowish with a couple of fingers worth of white head. Lots of sticky lacing and the head remains on top of the beer for quite some time. Just a beautiful looking APA.
S - Hops, citrus, lemon/lime, light malts.
T - The light malt character makes this one easy to drink, just goes down so easily. Lots of hops, citrus, lemon/lime. Light bitterness but done perfectly for an APA.
M - Light, crisp, super-refreshing, good carbonation.
D - I really enjoyed this one. Quite possibly my favorite APA of all-time. RR always does it right (for the most part) and I wish they were right around the corner from me. Thanks again goes to Alex through Adam for the growler!
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A full bitterness, full flavoured APA. Golden colour and lacey.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from alex. Thanks man... Pours a hazy apple cider brown with a medium soapy white head... Grassy mellow citrusy hop, pretty tame... Flavors are a quaffable earthy citrus component without much of a bitterness. Drinkable but not as memorable. A really nice palate
cleanser nonetheless. Non-obtrusive and easily imbibed.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a modest white head.
Aroma: Couldnít discern much of anything in the nose. Maybe a little pale malt.
Taste: Soap, metallic hops and a little bit of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied medium carb.
Overall: Didnít dig it.
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. The look is clear, golden in color, with a decent white colored head. The smel is citrus, caramel, bitterness, and earth. Good aroma. The taste is light bitterness, pine, caramel, and hops.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Russian River. Pours a clear, bright effervescent orange color; fluffy white head with great retention and lacing. Loads of clean, fresh earthy bitterness in the aroma, with a touch of candy sugar beneath; refreshing. Hugely drinkable pale ale: juicy orange and earthy bitterness, minimal astringency, perfect levels of carbonation, and just incredibly juicy and generous and crisply drinkable; excellent, excellent rendition. Lasting finish: toasty breadiness, some honey; nicely dry and mineral bitterness at the far end.