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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Wouldn't it suck to have a job where nobody likes you? And, regardless of your name, people always call you Rita, as in "Lovely Rita?" Sometimes people just shorten it to the simpler "meter maid." The funny thing about that is the Webster dictionary defines a "meter maid" as "a female member of a police department who is assigned to write tickets for parking violations." You have to wonder how the male "meter maids" feel about that! Parking Violation is an American style pale ale using lots of American hops, lots of quarters, and several trips back and forth to the parking lot. So, remember to drink responsibly and feed your meter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Clear golden. Aroma of citric hops and a bit of diacetyl. Flavor has light diacetyl, citric hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Funny name for this beer and an appropriate homage since Iíve had a few of these in Santa Rosa over the yearsÖ It pours a pale gold color with a white head. The aroma has citrus, pine, florals a little bread. The flavor is the same. Nice citrus floral hoppiness, but a bit of a weak body. Solid bitterness. A decent pale ale, but probably one of my least favorites from RR.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Taster at Russian River. Clear straw with white head. Grainy sweet. Subtle. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10128) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A full bitterness, full flavoured APA. Golden colour and lacey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
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.

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