Hopfather - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
4.09/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
10-06-2013 20:16:43 | More by jdhowe
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
08-12-2012 23:31:52 | More by nataku00
4.18/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
10-09-2012 16:57:24 | More by cpetrone84
4.25/5 rDev -3.6%
Had this at the brewery on 2010-08-22 in Santa Rosa, CA
A - Hazy orange amber with a short white head with a ton of little bubbles
S - Amazing. You can smell it from a mile away. Pine, citrus, and VERY floral hops. Perhaps the best smelling beer ever.
T - Toasted grain, grapefruit, then sweet orange and plenty of bitterness. The sweetness and bitterness lingers. As I got near the bottom of the glass I noticed a perfume-like bitter flavor, which makes me knock off half a point.
M- Medium body, high carbonation, resinous. Fantastic.
D - Yes, yes, yes.
09-04-2010 18:54:40 | More by Tucquan
4.3/5 rDev -2.5%
Served in a pint glass at the brewery.
A: Pale, light yellow. Some bubbles. Light head, very scattered lacing.
S: Glorious hops, but I've had better. Pine, grapefruit, and all things West Coast. Strong and pleasing.
T: Astringently bitter, light-bodied, and Very Very good. A subtle fruit component to the hops make me happy. Deceptively gentle, with strong, bitter hops. Lingering and dry, but it never rises above the hop-strong piny roots...much like Pliny (the Elder).
M: Thin and heavily hoppy. Oily and resiny.
O: Pretty damn good. Recommended to all hop lovers but nothing to get excited about.
08-05-2012 02:33:44 | More by AgentMunky
Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.