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Segal Select - Russian River Brewing Company

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Segal Select
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BA SCORE
88
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 03-19-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mdillon86, May 12, 2012
Photo of shleepy
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Writing based on ~3 week old notes. Tried on tap at The Hopyard in San Ramon.

A: Clear golden, small-medium white head with small bubbles.

S: Grassy hops, wet cardboard.

T: Luckily, not much (if any) of the cardboard is noticeable here. Lemony hops and light malt for balance. It's a good pale ale.

M: Light, very drinkable.

O: Good example of a drinkable and balanced pale. Too bad about the unpleasant smell.

shleepy, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

popery, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JimmyTango, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at City Beer Store in San Francisco. With so many good pale options for craft beer lovers, it's hard to make an APA stand out, but damn if this doesn't achieve that distinction.

Segal is crisp with a little lighter body (it'd be a great session beer if not for the 6.2% ABV). There's an obvious sharp pine flavor but also a fruitier aroma and then a clean, floral rose undertone to the hops. A gentle toasty toffee malt note sneaks in for what's a very bright and drinkable ale. Great pale ale here.

tempest, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Russian River.

A - Served a pale hazy orange with a tiny foamy cream colored head.

S - Not much of anything coming off of this one. Some very slight hoppy tones of pine and citrus, but not much.

T - Bitter earthy grass and leaves.

D - Good carbonation and an average body.

O - Pretty mild all around, very earth vegetation flavors is all I got from it.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a cylindrical glass at City Beer Store.

A: Pale clear gold. Finger of creamy head. Scattered lacing.

S: Thin citrus and biscuity malt.

T/M/O: Great pale ale! Crisp, clean, and well-hopped. The aftertaste is dry and the biscuity malt makes another appearance. Drinkable, pleasant, and flavorful. This is perhaps the ideal exemplar of the style. Highly recommended.

AgentMunky, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer yesterday at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash.

Appearance- golden color, thin but nice looking head, good retention, nice lacing

Smell- citrus hops

Taste- hops, very nice, well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good! I enjoyed it thoroughly. Probably won't have it at Pete's the next time I go there but I will have it at the brewery.

jeffjeff1, Apr 02, 2012
Segal Select from Russian River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.