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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A full bitterness, full flavoured APA. Golden colour and lacey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7194) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Draft. Rich mahogony-amber color with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus flavor with some pine and earthiness and a touch of malt backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6547) - 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 weren’t for their amazing IPAs and barrel aged belgians, it’s worth a pint."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Good sweet caramel and grapefruit aroma and taste with a crisp dry sweet grass finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3805) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Funny name for this beer and an appropriate homage since I’ve had a few of these in Santa Rosa over the years… 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Fresh growler shared at a BeerAdvocate event. This is a pale ale and not an IPA? Wow. Appearance is, well, pale. Bright golden in color with a nice creamy white head. Piney and floral hops and some sweet malt on the aroma, a lot like Russian River IPA or Blind Pig. Flavor is sweet malt and loads of fresh piney hops with a hint of light fruits. Medium body with a light, refreshing, and crisp mouthfeel. Top notch for the style and an excellent summer session beer.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
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.


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