It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +6%
This was an excellent pale ale.
Dark gold, it had a medium-small white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring, a tiny bit of weak lace.
Aroma was grain, ripe grapefruit juice, bread, passion fruit.
Taste was excellent crisp, bright balanced session ale, lemon-orange, bread, grass, mineral, grain, balanced light bready sweetness with just dominant light bitterness, lemony-grassy-peppery dryish finish leafy and yeasty and minerally with bready aftertaste.
08-13-2013 07:20:42 | More by Offa
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has no visible carbonation but some yeast particles near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a half finger high off white head that slowly died down and left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange and lemon citrus along with some hints of oak. No bitterness is present.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with bits of dryness.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors from the hops, especially since it is nearly seven monts old. It is also very easy to drink.
Note: Bottle Date: 08-30-12
03-16-2013 19:08:17 | More by metter98
3.99/5 rDev +4.7%
A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of large particles of sediment near the bottom of the glass, light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces a medium thick patch of medium to large bubbles, a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Upfront there are some light aromas of bready and pale malts. Moderate amounts of citrus hops with some notes of orange, lemon, and just a hint of grapefruit along with some light grassy hop aromas.
T: Upfront some light amounts of pale and bready malts with a touch of graininess that is followed by a light to moderate flavor of oak. That is followed by light grassy hops and some moderate citrusy hops - notes of lemon zest and orange. Light bitterness which does not linger for too long.
M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light notes of dryness.
O: Even after probably not getting drunk as quickly as it should have, it still had really nice hop presence and was quite nice to drink/enjoyable.
03-16-2013 19:05:54 | More by dbrauneis
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
A: Those chunks in the bottom of my glass don't look too appealing. They were in suspension when I poured it. I know it's just clumps of yeast and nutrients. Soft orange glow, thin white head, not a lot of visible carbonation.
S: Smells like what I think about on a hot summer day! Light hop aroma dominates, and light bread. Lemon citrusy.
T: Like a fine pale ale. Very well crafted. Nice lemon/grapefruit from the hops, cool tasting and refreshing. Great bittering. Tastes like a great beer to have with something salty or oily. Finishes fast like a summer beer should. If it weren't winter and 35-40 degrees here in San Jose California, it would probably be even better. Can't quite give it a 5 because I feel like there is something unidentifiable that is keeping it from being perfect.
M: Crisp and clean. More carbonated than it looks. Perfect for warmer weather.
O: I'm stocking up when July rolls around if this is still available.
01-13-2013 02:55:24 | More by Jemonster
It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine from Russian River Brewing Company
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