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Dead Leaf Green - Russian River Brewing Company

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Dead Leaf Green
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85
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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 61
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 06-05-2006

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 61
Reviews by MiScusi:
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's today.

Pours a dark clear copper. minimal thin white foam cap from the bartenders pour. Smell is grainy and earthy, in a hop sorta way. Taste has a nice and smooth combination of earthy hops and mild crystal grains. A perfectly good session beer. I've never been a fan of this style but found it amazingly drinkable if in the right mood. Nothing to complain about in the carbonation department. (415 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this as fresh as it can get, at the Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa. I love taking field trips...

It is light orange color and produced a nice head. The aromas are what is most interesting about this beer. Immediately I am struck by a smell that I have never experienced in a beer before - Blue Cheese. I am convinced it is not a flaw, it is the subtle combination of the malts, hops and yeast that created the slight blue cheese-like character that actually enhanced this beer. Imagine a nice hamburger with melted blue cheese on top, or even a cheese platter and crackers with this one, a perfect pair.

Flavors are good, slightly sweet malts and a little high on the alcohol, but all-in-all not a bad beer. I definitely would like to hear if anyone else got the same aromas as I did. (804 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Memphis Tap-Room in Philadelphia...
Basically, a super-hopped English Pale Ale...
A well-done depiction of the style...
Previously never heard of this brew before...
Copper/amber hue, nice head and lacing...
Rich malts and amber grains on the nose...
Well-balanced between malts and hops with bread and butter nuances and slight caramel...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel...
Easily downable...
Not bad... (410 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler purchased from the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin off-white head that faded to a lasting collar.
S: Fragrant hops on the nose, floral and lightly fruity, with undertones of bready malts.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of bready crackery malts with the hops taking a back seat. I get notes of light pine and a bit of mineral water. Flavors are quick with almost no aftertaste. An extremely mellow beer.
M: Medium body, slick and clean mouthfeel with light carbonation. Light bitterness in the finish.
O: I thought the nose was way different than the mouth. A very light and quaffable beer, albeit light and a bit boring. (679 characters)

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Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.