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Dead Leaf Green - Russian River Brewing Company

Dead Leaf Green
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86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.53%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 06-05-2006)
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
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opwog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-21-2011 07:36:38 | More by opwog
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-27-2014 05:30:46 | More by harpus
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DLucky

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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-11-2013 07:33:06 | More by largadeer
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2013 18:56:49 | More by jvillefan
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-18-2013 18:30:28 | More by clubarsky91
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scottfrie

California

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2012 23:26:30 | More by scottfrie
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-30-2012 20:12:10 | More by msondel
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arash1000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2012 05:49:09 | More by arash1000
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BigLittleHokis

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-22-2012 22:13:25 | More by BigLittleHokis
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AgentMunky

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at the brewery.

A: Half a finger of light head. Clear golden body.

S: Wet barley. Bread. Dank hops.

T: Tastes like weed. Mint. Hops. Rye. A little like a pumpernickel pale ale.

M: Only moderately substantial. Boring.

O: A pretty good pale ale, but not great. Would not have again or recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 01:57:31 | More by AgentMunky
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azorie

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-05-2012 20:35:53 | More by azorie
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-18-2011 03:59:06 | More by mhaugo
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Pennsylvania

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100floods

California

2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Taken from my notes...

Burnt orange, clear hue, no head. Nice clean malt aroma. very crisp flavor. Citrus hops in the flavor. Grain malt flavors blend nicely with the hops, which back it up. Juicy, light hop after taste, or is it the malt? This borders on the line of a strong best bitter. It's not as even as per say, a Magnolia brew, but it's alright. The malt character is bolder than I'd imagine. After having this beer sit for a bit some of the after tastes that I liked at first I began to dislike. Instead of a lingering good hop aftertaste the beer seems to get a second wind. Glad I tried this brew. I'm typically a fan of their nonbelgian brews, because it's a nice change of pace, this just isn't bad, just not my thing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2010 19:52:48 | More by 100floods
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MiScusi

California

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2010 01:31:11 | More by MiScusi
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mjl21

California

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Russian River. Poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 5.68% and 30 IBUs.

A-Pours a clear golden amber. It has a one finger off white head that has some good retention and leaves lots of lacing around the entire glass. Lots of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom.

S-Swwet malt, pale malt, bisuity notes, and grassy hops all are prevalent and none dominates. A nice sublte nose.

T-It starts out sweet with a lot of pale malt and biscuit malt flavor. Earthy hops hit midway resulting in a minimal level of bitterness. It finishes with more sweetness. A touch of pine is left in the aftertaste.

M-It is quite chewy and oily. It is lightly carbonated.

D-An easy drinking session beer.

I haven't consumed this one in awhile and I enjoyed it more than I remember. It is a nice change of pace from the usual hoppy monsters they make.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2009 00:45:47 | More by mjl21
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a growler 11/27 consumed 11/28

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a one finger of white sudsy, creamy, rocky head. Decent head retention that leaves nice spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of caramel malts, pale malts, and a touch of citrus and piney hops.

T: Taste is caramel malts up front with the middle filled with grainy notes and a touch of yeast/biscuit, finish has very prominant grassy notes. Finishes with a bite of floral and piney hops.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp and clean with a somewhat chewy finish.

D: Nicely blended, hopped up version of the style. Goes down easy, very drinkable and with the ABV being so reasonable, is easily one to sit with for a while.

Serving type: growler

12-10-2009 17:07:27 | More by Jayli
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2009 01:42:19 | More by dsa7783
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antilogic

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at O'brien's TION night in a 10oz taster.

An interesting named pub beer, very light as a follow-up to Pliney the Younger. The British influence is definitely there - I mean, I tried this without knowing what it was and thought it was an IPA mixed with a British ale. Color is light orange/yellow, big white head, sweet malt, smooth and very drinkable (and low abv compared to many IPAs), but nothing too memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2009 06:05:08 | More by antilogic
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paytoplay

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tap at obriens 15th annv, though this sounded interesting, turned out to be a very fine brew. Rich color, leaf green flavors as noted in the name. Not overly complex but enjoyable. Would love to see this in 6 pack. Great texture. Lots of hops, reminded me of port brewings fresh hop.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2009 00:27:45 | More by paytoplay
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Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
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