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Dead Leaf Green - Russian River Brewing Company

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Dead Leaf Green
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85
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of popery
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of scottfrie
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Photo of dsa7783
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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...

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4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.