Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by aasher:
4.53/5 rDev +5.6%
This was courtesy of BrewerB in a recent box. Thanks Brian!
Bottle date is 6/26. This one pours a light bodied unpolished gold in clor with a very soapy two finger head. The nose is fresh and like sticking your face in a bucket of Smcoe. It's light and floral and the malt certainly takes a backseat. I do appreciate how pale the malt is, allowing the hops to shine. The flavors too are hoppy, clean, and floral. There is also a perfumey essence. I love how straightforward it is. Simcoe isn't my favorite hop varietal but that doesn't phase me from cherishing this beer. It would be fun to see what other hop varietals could do with this recipe. It drinks light and is very smooth. Overall this is a great pale. I would place it behind Zombie Dust and the Hill Farmsteads but that already puts it in an elite class.
08-01-2012 04:10:28 | More by aasher
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev 0%
On tap at the brewery. Really enjoyed the sample I had last night so coming back to a full pint
A-served with a thin layer of sticky white foam this beer is clear and a deep copper color.
S-aromas of bright citrus (grapefruit) and tropical (papaya) shine thru in this. A clean malt character is also present
T-the hops are upfront and brilliant but the malt is so well balanced in this beer
M-finishes smooth with plenty of co2 to carry the flavorful sim is hops
O-a flavorful yet easy to drink brew that is really well done.
02-19-2013 15:10:47 | More by deebo
4.53/5 rDev +5.6%
Clear, bright, golden orange with a moderately sized near-white head that lasts for a while. This leaves the glass messy with spiderwebs of lace. Perfect.
An incredibly clean, vibrant, wonderful aroma of decidedly fresh hops: floral, citrus, and pine character combine tremendously well. This aroma is nearly as good as Zombie Dust's.
Moderately bitter, floral and citrus hops, slight pine, balanced and completed nicely by enough bready malts to make this incredibly drinkable and distinctly a pale ale.
Medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, delicious, and incredibly drinkable.
Simply awesome, though I do believe Humulus Wet, Zombie Dust, and Hoppy Birthday are just slightly better.
04-10-2012 22:35:09 | More by ehammond1
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.