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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7176) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Russian River brewing. pours out a nice golden topped with a white head. nose is a nice hop combo along with a cereal malt. Taste is more of the hop combo and a nice balanced malt bill.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
draft at Russian River, solid IPA but has some tough competition on its own draft board. medium bodied, citrusy, some mango. Overall, a nice IPA that took a back seat to Blind Pig & Pliny

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6324) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. I didnt hear very many good things about this one, so I only ordered a sample. I wish I could have had more because it was darn good! Light golden yellow with a white head. The aroma was floral and citrusy with hints of tropical fruit. The flavor was the same. Very fresh and hop forward. It may suffer a bit next to Pliny and Blind Pig or even Row 2, but it was a very nice, light hop forward beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6238) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2017
On tap at Tornado in San Francisco. Comes a clear gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is citrus, tropical, pine, and malt. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white lacy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, nice fruity grassy hop, citrus. Taste is bitter, juicy hop. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at brewery. Nice crisp citrus taste well balanced with a semi dry finish. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5140) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
This one was was on draft at the brewpub with the Sterling hops and listed at 5.80% ABV on the board. I had a draft pour and likec it so well I took home a growler. It poured a nice golden color with a good white head and lots of lacing. Nose is citrus and pine hop odors, so even though there is only one hop variety, this hop has multiple aromas. The mouthfeel was slick and creamy. Flavor is very classic IPA with some bitterness. Shows you dont have to pack a beer with dozen different hops to make it taste good. Bitter finish. Simply a very drinkable and enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
draft at brewpub. bright yellow, very cloudy. 1 finger fluffy head. Nose was bight citrus and wheat, hay, popcorn. taste is great. mineral like mouthfeel lots of orange, clove, honey. very enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4562) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 23, 2009
Sterling Hop 2 It on draft at Russian River Brewing. Golden color with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Very well-balanced flavor with citrusy hops and sweet caramel malt. Great for a single hop beer, medium with hop oils on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - 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.


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