Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Growler courtesy of Beerdy-- thanks brother!
Poured in my imperial nonic pint.
Very clear and bright looking golden body with a big 3 finger head of sticky slightly off-white foam. Tons of lacing form huge curtains around the glass and the head retention is spectacular.
I always feel obliged to mention this anytime I review a particularly good (or bad) American Pale Ale: This is handsdown my favorite style.... With that said, I feel comfortable proclaiming that this beer is outright delicious.
Some bready toast malt notes are overwhelmed by huge notes of tropical citrus hops with a piney/resin bite. Good strong bitterness lingers firm on a nice dry finish. Very good.
The body is medium-full with much oily quality to it. Decent carbonation.
Overall-- I continue to be impressed by the hoppy beers coming out of Russian River... Maybe someday I'll be able to make the Younger release (or maybe Vinnie would allow some one a growler fill if I begged him hard enough!)
Serving type: growler
02-09-2012 03:04:26 | More by AleWatcher
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4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Part of a sampler at the brewery. this one poured a clear light golden with a small white head. Not much aroma, which was unexpected. smell of light pine and a hint of citrus peel backed by some very lightly sweet malts. Simcoe grapefruit flavor dominates alongside some piney medium bitter on the tongue. Resinous yet dry finishing pine, medium plus carbonation, and super easy drinking. A really nice beer, but one that I was expecting more from. I will have to try and revisit this one.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 05:20:54 | More by BMMillsy
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.