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Gaffers - Russian River Brewing Company

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 82
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mjl21 on 05-03-2010

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 82
Reviews by kojevergas:
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2.04/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served on-draught into a 2 oz sampler glass at Russian River's taproom in Santa Rosa, California. Reviewed from notes. More samplers were ordered as needed for an accurate review. Expectations were high given the brewery, which is among me favourites from the Americas.

A: Pours a half finger head of decent cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear dark yellow.

Sm: Smells like a swimming pool - sort of an off-chlorine scent (nasty adjuncts?) Some nuts. A mild strength aroma.

T: Too malty, like a Spanish lager. It bothers me and intrudes on the balance. Mediocre. Poorly built - especially for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too thin for the flavours of the body.

Dr: A major disappointment from Russian River - maybe the worst brew I've tried from them. I wouldn't have it again - especially with all the other great brews they offer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rob133
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a 4oz sampler

A - Clear amber with 1.5 white head with excellence retention and good lacing.

S - Weird nose, I smell malt, herbal hops and PIZZA. I kid you not.

T - Pretty mild with very little bitterness. It is pretty spicy with coriander and sweet malt and a nice dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty decent Bitter. (364 characters)

Photo of Shane_Gr
1.92/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

No flavor to it. 2015 with boys (31 characters)

Photo of joe_sf
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange colour with Lots of lace. Minerally, Saaz here? Good bitterness,earthy, and good balance. good drinkability.Citrus in secondary in taste, and mildly in aroma. Good drinkability, a step up from a normal Bitish bitter. Suitable carbonation,served at the right temperature. (277 characters)

Photo of jh1982
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at RR

Pour was a light orange and amber with a light white head and lighter retention.

Lots of hops mainly, tons of citrus and floral. Light malt and spice.

Bitter? More like hoppy as hell pale ale. Light English influence with the floral bright hoppy flavor and light malt body. Big citrus and light hop bitterness carried this.

Light body, a bit thin, mild carbonation.

Did not get much English out of this but this was very drinkable and very refreshing. (469 characters)

Photo of Highbury09
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this at Russian River Brewery on my birthday.

Appearance- golden color, thin head

Smell- citrus hops

Taste- interesting flavor, clean, bitter, citrus

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- It was pretty good. I enjoyed it. Good job by Russian River (259 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at RRBC, and later from a growler. It's a clear copper colored ale with a small white head topping the pint. The nose is biscuity, a bit mineral/metallic with some earthy/leafy hoppiness. The taste follows suit, quite bready but equally hoppy, exhibiting firm earthy hop flavor and bitterness, a bit of orange peel perhaps. Clean yeast profile, it lacks true English character though it tastes like English malts and hops were used. Finishes dry and bitter, ultimately very clean. An enjoyable beer, but not a true English bitter. (536 characters)

Photo of Sixofsigmas
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ystazi
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bstyle
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of yokken
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRod1969
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Gaffers from Russian River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.