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Dead Leaf Green - Russian River Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 06-05-2006)
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Photo of Offa
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a nice, light, but fairly full flavoured, tasty, well-rounded pale ale.

It's a beautiful, golden-amber with even, sparkly bubbles and a thick, creamy white head that lasts and leaves excellent, even lacing.

The aroma is toasted grain with fruit and a little flowery character plus a hint of caramel.

The taste is toasty grain and flowers with a little citrus and apple, plus a light quality of other ripe fruit, bread and a hint of caramel. The bitter-sweet qualities are nicely balanced. It's also very drinkable.

Offa, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of MiScusi
4.4/5  rDev +18%
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.

MiScusi, Jan 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

msondel, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Evan, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

DLucky, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of mjl21
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

mjl21, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcisco44, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of MrFootstones
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MrFootstones, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BigLittleHokis, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Jayli, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of paytoplay
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

paytoplay, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Camjmorton, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

opwog, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ibison4, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jvillefan, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dwaz, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

udubdawg, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of dsa7783
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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...

dsa7783, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of lhaqq
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear gold, with a decent sized white head.
S: Citrusy hops with a bit of passion fruit.
T: A little bit spicy, with a sweet malt beginning and some hops and bitterness in the finish.
M: Smooth and refreshing.
D: Drinkable but not hiding too high of an abv. A good EPA, haven't had the style in awhile, but may stick with RR's other stuff for awhile

lhaqq, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of popery
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If I tried this beer in an EPA tasting rather than against RR's big IPA's, it would probably receive higher marks. I adjusted my score a few times, trying to figure out what exactly I was comparing it to. While I wait for my call to judge pale ale competitions, here are my thoughts on this beer. The beer pours a pleasant golden color with an okay head. The nose is malt and grain with some of RR's usual hoppiness, floral and pine, in the background. There is some bitterness in the finish but the taste was sweet fruit, grain and malt. As the style seems to dictate, the hops are toned down, especially compared to RR's big IPAs. The mouthfeel is a bit light, and the beer is easy to drink. While I didn't give it a go, it's probably an easier beer to drink for the evening than most at RR.

popery, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of Matthew
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean golden color with small white bubbly head with pretty decent retention.
Smell is of grassy, almost green apple like hops with a faint backdrop of lightly carmalized malt.
The taste is of a faint clean lightly toasted malt profile with a grassy and very green tasting hoppiness that almost gives the beer a very dry character.
Low to medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
Not a bad beer overall, but after drinking some of the best beers I've ever had at Russian River having this beer on my second day of visiting didn't really do all that much for me.

Matthew, Mar 09, 2007
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Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.