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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each time we make this ale we pick a different single variety of hops and use them exclusively in the brew. The malt bill stays fairly consistent from batch to batch so as to allow the distinctive hop flavors to come through. Here are just a few of the hops used in the past: Simcoe, Vanguard, Sterling, YCR-004, Amarillo, Azzaca, Idaho 7 (NJ7), Satus, Santium, Tomahawk, and Columbus. Available on draft seasonally.O.G.: 1.060;50 BUS.

Editor: Please make note of the hop variety when ordering and rate under the correct variant rather than this generic entry if possible

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1627) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Single hop cascade. Pours yellow with white head. Taste is some pineapple and hop bitterness finished very sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
birdmachine (226) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Fresh growler shared at a BBQ. Pours pale orange/yellow, a bit cloudy with a nice white head. Swirled around a bit to unlock the carbonation. No legs, slight lacing. Very odd aromas of sour fruit, pear skins, and some floral hops. Doesnt really fit the IPA tag, more of a fruity Belgian pale or something. Taste is somewhat similar with that odd fruit flavor, bready finish, slight bitterness. Not really any citrus, but more of that earth, floral hops. The beer has a nice mouth feel overall, with medium carbonation. Not sure what hops were used this year, but I am not sure I am a fan. Seems like an odd release for Russian River, but Im glad they keep producing small pub only beers to keep visiting the brewery fun and interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Growler, courtesy of a friend. Thanks, yo! Cascade something variety? Pours a murky, honey-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. A bit of basic, floral and herbal hop character in the aroma; not much here, oddly. Medium body; lively carbonation; again, basic crystallized sugar and earthy, floral hops; definitely not an IPA, and a pretty bland pale ale. Totally an odd release from Russian River, and I think the Cascade ______ hops arent doing much here. Eh. Balanced finished of candy sugar and light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4330) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Pours cloudy pale golden amber with a small white head leaving la e. Aroma is sweet malty fruity citric. Flavor is a bit sourish acidy citric malty bready and has some sweetness. Nice fruity bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The pour is a golden orange color with a somewhat minimal head and nice lacing. S: The nose contains some herbal, earthy, and citrus (oranges) from the hops. Not much in the way of malt in the nose. T: The taste is much like the nose. Not overly bitter, but a definite presence. Noticeable orange flavor as well. M: On the lighter side of things, which is by no means a bad thing in this case. D: Very drinkable as it is not overpowering like some of the other hoppy Russian River beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap. Meh. Its hard to get excited with this beer, even if it is RR. Give me their house IPA any day. The aroma has a nice showing of citrus and a touch of iced tea. Flavor has some minor citrus character, a touch of bready malts with a lingering bitter finish. Great idea, just a so-so beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Pours yellow, little white head. Nice citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit and orange. Only mildly bitter up front, but then has a long dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2993) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Tasting at RR. Yellow body, with a small white head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Flavor is hops, grapefruit and citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear light gols, fine off white head
Aroma: light sweet crystal malt aroma with light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: lightly sweet crystal malt flavor, light citrus hops, light lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 9, 2009
Drank it on tap at the brewery. A very light IPA, almost watery. The single hop recipe makes it unidimensional.


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