Dead Leaf Green - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
06/04/06- On tap at the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, CA.
Presentation- Pint pour from the tap.
Appearance- Medium golden colored pour. About a 1/2 inch clean fluffy white head. Pretty decent lace streaks left behind.
Smell- Medium to a light caramel aroma. A good touch of pney hops comes through as well.
Taste- Refreshing caramel malt flavors. Maybe on the toasted side. Small fruity hop taste, but really not that bitter.
Mouthfeel- Medium to slightly lower carbonation. Longer than imagined aftertaste.
Drinkability- Pretty easy to drink. Has nice flavors, but nothing that really catches me and makes me say wow.
06-05-2006 01:51:39 | More by GClarkage
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
10-20-2008 23:27:33 | More by popery
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
12-10-2012 01:57:31 | More by AgentMunky
3.3/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
12-30-2012 23:26:30 | More by scottfrie
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
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...
03-22-2009 01:42:19 | More by dsa7783
4.53/5 rDev +21.4%
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.
04-24-2008 20:56:26 | More by Offa
4/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
12-10-2009 17:07:27 | More by Jayli
4.4/5 rDev +18%
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.
01-30-2010 01:31:11 | More by MiScusi
Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.