1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hopfather - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.

144 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 144
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 158
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: mjl21 on 08-08-2009

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cdean801
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of atpca
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Madskill
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of Devi0us
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MrGone
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tegelaar
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of smitty5245
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GregoryMo
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of buzzword
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freshly filled growler filled at Russian River's pub
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish head IPA glass.

Pours a lightly hazed, brilliant golden apricot with a frothy, tightly bubbled 2.5 finger tall white head. The head has great retention and leaves plenty of lacing alongside the edges of the glass as it recedes.

Wow, the nose is definitely all about the Amarillo and Centennial hops! Bright, juicy aromas of fresh, ripe mangoes, peaches, tangerines and pine needles immediately burst out of the glass as soon as the beer pours. i've never had a beer showcase Amarillo hops this intensely. As the beer warms, only a mere hint of a malty breadiness loiters beneath the mountain of hops.

Taste: (4.75)
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely, exploding with bright, intense flavors of ripe, juicy mango, peach, lemon peel, grapefruit and pine. The piny and fruity hop character dominates the majority of taste, easily batting away the lightly contrasting kiss of bready malts towards the bitter, dry finish. Long lingering notes of lemon, grapefruit and pine.

Medium bodied with moderate, but crisp carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
Yet another magnificent beer from Russian River. This IPA really shows off the bombastic fruitiness of both the Amarillo and Centennial hops. With such a strong emphasis on the Amarillo hops and the very dry finish, I really can't help but be reminded of Ballast Point's Sculpin. Russian River yet again, succeeds at making a wonderful beer and I can't recommend this beer enough.

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of davegray
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mattsander
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.