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Defenestration - Russian River Brewing Company

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88
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56 Reviews
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 277
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 32
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rkuhnel on 09-25-2008

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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 277
Reviews by IronCitySteve:
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub.

A: Pours a slightly hazy lightly golden color. There is a small white foam head with moderate retention. There is some moderate lacing.

S: Lots of floral hops hit the nose first. There is some mild malt character undertones as well, some biscuit.

T: Starts off with a nice blend of earthy and floral hops with a mild undertone of biscuits. In the middle there is more of the same, but the malt flavor comes out a little more providing a nice balance. The finish is much of the same.

M: A nice light to medium bodied beer. Surprisingly clean yet slick.

O: A nice Belgian offering from RR. Quite balanced as the hops are really held in check by the creamy malt undertones. Would certainly drink this again. (733 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Might as well go ahead and write review #1500 up in here with something I really looked forward to.

Cloudy yellow pour, super big haze, soft white head. Super belgianesque yeast aroma, this one leans way over the pond for its aroma, don't get the typical Russian River hop aromas in this ipa, its belgo + sugar all over.

The yeast keeps dominating the flavor profile. So dominated by everything about it, coriander, clove, mild banana, even a wheat kind of flavor. Nowhere typical rr hopping.

Really wasn't my thing, even if I can tell it is still very well made. (567 characters)

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nothing bad but nothing great. (30 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap last week at Magnolia, San Francisco

In my quest to drink as many Belgian IPAs as I can, I was ecstatic to see that Magnolia had one of my favorite brewery's stab at it.

Pour a crisp pale yellow. Thick white finger head. Aroma is as I like - thick Belgian sugars and American hop bouquet. The yeasty sweetness of the Belgian yeast hits the palate first and moves on the hop sweetness to the biting bitter strength end toward the back of the mouth.

I love this style and this is a fine example of it. (510 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Not a bad beer but nothing special here (39 characters)

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Defenestration from Russian River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.