Dribble Belt - Russian River Brewing Company

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 139
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: largadeer on 02-02-2014

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 139
Photo of scottfrie
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Growler to the dome. Poured into SN imperial pint.

A: Pours a clear pale golden with an impressively huge, thick, greasy, and dense off-white head that slowly faded into a very thick and rocky film that lasted the whole glass through. Sticky sheets of airy lace were left down the glass.
S: Citrus dominates with hints of sweet tangerine and orange zest, but I get a fair amount of mango and pineapple mixed in as well. Bready pale malt pokes through the scent. Light overall, but what’s there is great.
T: Light and easy flavors of mild citrus juice and watery pale malt. Not much going on except a few citrus hints and floral hoppy notes. The finish is more sweet than bitter, with a touch of the mango and pineapple from the nose, and the aftertaste is quick, light, and bready, with a linger kiss of grapefruit pith.
M: Despite the head, carbonation is rather low, with a light body and light and quaffable mouthfeel. Drinks well.
O: Decent flavor profile, extremely light scent and flavor, and light and easy to drink. Definitely a session ipa, but I wish it had just a touch more. This was very easy to drink over the course of an evening, and I would do so again, but overall this isn’t anything spectacular. (1,222 characters)

Photo of coriswrasse
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Session feel, not enough hops for a self proclaimed "hoppy session". Goes to malt flavor too fast. Nice Carbonation and head. Golden straw color. (150 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear gold-tan color. Not much aroma. There’s a piney bittering on the palate that quickly dissipates. Thin body, light hop character, not bad for a session but not my favorite offering at RR. (207 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of a sampler at the brewery. This had a clear light golden pour with small white ring of head. Juicy citrus hops on the very delicate aroma, slight sweetness, and some floral notes. Bitter up front--similar flavor to blind pig but lighter--with citrus notes and very little malt backing. Medium plus carb and light mouthfeel. Good stuff and very easy drinking. (365 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at Russian River served chilled in a Nonic.

The color is golden amber with great clarity and thick white cream with average bead and lace that sticks. The smell is very nice, lots of citrus and herbal hop aromas with mild yeast and malt essence. The feel is great, very dry and not super bitter with a light toasted malt texture and moderate carbonation.

The flavor is very good, lots of hops yet still somewhat balanced by the malt which has a light toasted taste with slight nutty quality that combines well with the herbal and subtle citrus hop flavor. The overall impression is a solid hoppy session beer, very nice dry finish and easy to quaff with enough malt to support the bitterness level which is something I like compared to other 'session IPA's' which can be unbalanced and overly bitter. (824 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a love all the russian river hoppy stuff, and this is no exception. maybe not quite an ipa, but it is just so brightly hopped and it positively sings going down. i love that the hops are both grassy and citrusy, the best of both worlds. the malt bill is light, but its contribution is there, neutral cheerio sort of flavor, not as dry or bland, but a similar vibe that reals in the hops to right where i like them. russian river should really package this, its perfect in all day drinking conditions where i can have a bunch and not be wasted. there is something to be said for beers like this, all the flavor of the big dogs they do too. even more upbeat perhaps, with happy carbonation and a really quenching finish. this is outstanding beer. (744 characters)

Photo of NickBiller
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a tasty beer from RRB that is something I can drink a lot of without falling over. I can't drink Pliney all day long. ;-) It has good some good flavor for 4.2% alcohol content. I'm glad I tried it and I will definitely order again. Not my favor RRB beer but definitely good enough to order again. (304 characters)

Photo of vautman110
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Without a doubt the best "sessionable" IPA I've had. Loads of flavor and easily drinkable. Tip of the Hat. Wish the hell I would of bought more while I was there. Can't get it here. Come to think of it I don't think it was available to go. (239 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served in a pint glass at the brewery. This is simply phenomenal, maybe even better than my favorite, Happy Hops. Crisp, drinkable, hint of malty backbone. Loads of hops. Dry but not astringent, powerful with hints of citrus, pine, and fruits. (243 characters)

Photo of duluoz
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Russian River.

This was an eye-opener. Great piney nose... full, bright, big hoppy flavor with just a touch of candy sweetness to balance the bitterness.

Most impressive thing was the feel--crisp and light, but not watery like a lot of these. Tastes like a typical RR IPA, flavor-wise, but drinks like a cotton candy version.

Just plain wizardy to pull off a beer like this at 4.2% abv. Up there with Alpine's Hoppy Birthday as my favorites in the class. Lots of similarities there. (497 characters)

Dribble Belt from Russian River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.