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Hopfather - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 134
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjl21 on 08-08-2009)
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

10-23-2013 04:15:01 | More by Flabbyjandro
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mentor

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of light tan head over an orange golden liquid. Smells hoppy lemon, rich orange zest and pith, hay, fresh hops, baby aspirin, pine, and mint.

Tastes citrusy hops with a bit of dirty grassy character to counter. Hop flavor is oranges, pith, lemon, and a tangy baby aspirin flavor. Hop bitter has a piercing clean accompanied by the strong grassy hop. Md light and moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 02:12:31 | More by mentor
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

12-27-2012 05:49:30 | More by arash1000
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scottfrie

California

3.63/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Served a slightly hazy golden with a thin fuzzy head that retained a great collar and left wispy rings of lace down the glass.
S: Pine, grass, and a hint of mint. Powerful hoppy nose.
T: Earthy and herbal hops come through strongly. Very herbal and grassy, almost no citrus. I get a touch of onion and pine. Very fresh tasting with a solid bitterness in the finish.
M: Full for an ipa, very slick mouthfeel and smooth drinking. Perfect carbonation.
O: I can see how people love this, but personally it’s not my favorite hop profile and I’d drink almost any other hoppy beer RR makes instead of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 16:46:54 | More by scottfrie
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NorCalYeti

California

3.65/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

light orange color, smooth mouthfeel, great hop aroma, sour tasting, light on the palate, slightly oily, bitter hop finish, medium-length finish, nice compact carbonation that stays active throughout the drink. would drink this again although i prefer some of their other offerings over this one-off.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2011 05:08:00 | More by NorCalYeti
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

05-19-2014 16:01:10 | More by oso
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kaseydad

California

3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw/light yellow colored brew with a bright white foamy head. Great citrus smells with pineapple and grapefruit leading the charge. Slight malt in the background. Very tart and bitter taste. No sweetness to be found. Very different from the aroma. Dry mouthfeel. Though this is quite bitter, it is still a relatively easy drink. Overall I wanted to be more impressed than I was. Still a nice offering and worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2011 21:42:58 | More by kaseydad
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buzzword

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-26-2013 09:13:42 | More by buzzword
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-15-2013 21:05:32 | More by mikefuski17
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-06-2012 21:33:50 | More by rbrefbeerman
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MykelJH

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

03-15-2013 09:41:32 | More by MykelJH
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-18-2013 01:52:14 | More by yourefragile
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-19-2014 05:50:39 | More by Lehighace06
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mrbubbler

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-23-2012 00:50:19 | More by mrbubbler
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-24-2013 05:30:08 | More by LSUPT
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mbixler

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

12-16-2012 17:54:04 | More by mbixler
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MisterClean

California

4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bistro IPA Festival

A - Poured copper-orange with a 2 fingered white head. Dissipated slow and left beautiful lacing.

S/T - Huge wafts of citrus with a tangy honey sweetness. The taste was backed up by a moderate hop bitterness.

M - Moderate-bodied and hop dominated.

D - Good overall. Another fine beer by Vinny.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2009 16:53:09 | More by MisterClean
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jdhowe

California

4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap on 5 October 2013 at Russian River.

A: Pours a hazy (dry-hopped) golden brown with 1 finger of foamy white head, leaving sheets of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Earthy and citrusy hop character dominates the aroma. A bit of malt sweetness shows through. This beer smells juicy with hop character.

T/M: Bitter up front is cut by a slight malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation with smooth and slightly prickly finish. Hop character is juicy and deep in this beer, imparting abundant juicy citrus and earthy character to this brew. Finish is lingering hop bitterness.

O: A very solid beer. Nothing spectacular, but I'm glad I tried it while I was there for FfaC. Very different from the other RR IPA offerings I've had, which made it a nice change of pace.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 20:16:43 | More by jdhowe
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nataku00

California

4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a nonic glass. Beer is a clear orange color with no head with the glass filled to the top. A few bubbles here and there.

Nose is citrus, grapefruit and orange peel, fresh pine, lighter stone fruit. A bit of caramel malt sweetness as well.

Taste follows the nose, grapefruit orange and peach hop flavor, a good hit of pine and citrus peel bitterness, balanced with a light caramel sweetness. Lingering citrus peel bitterness on the tongue.

Light bodied with mild but present carbonation, enough to keep the tongue clean. Easy to drink and very aromatic, with a light refreshing flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 23:31:52 | More by nataku00
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

Had on tap first night at Russian River during the T25 party. Pour is clear golden orange with white ring. Nose is heavy hop, tons of tropic fruit a d grapefruit. Nose is sweet, taste is super hoppy and tight, so dry with huge tropical fruit and grapefruit. Really hop forward and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 16:57:24 | More by cpetrone84
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Dabeel

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-03-2013 18:56:43 | More by Dabeel
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-25-2013 13:59:12 | More by joel66
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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-29-2014 14:03:02 | More by Devi0us
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-09-2013 16:44:42 | More by mattsander
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

02-08-2013 04:19:23 | More by Azrael
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Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.