Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.84/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Draft service into a nonic glass at Russian River Brewing Company pub in Santa Rosa.
A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Mild and clean, showing a mix of toasted bread and simplistic pine.
T: Begins dry, with refined under-toasted malt and hops aromatics that are dank and coniferous. Sweetness increases during the middle, drawing attention to the remarkably clean malt. The finish exhibits moderate bitterness with a spicy, drying edge that reminds of rye.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This pale ale is enjoyable for the balance it displays, despite also featuring focused--if a little simplistic--hops qualities. Side-by-side it matches the look of Russian River's Pliny the Elder immediately after pouring, although that other beer coats the glass better. Although the aroma is shy and tends to hide, the flavor stands up to expectations.
Serving type: on-tap
06-15-2013 00:56:50 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Review from notes
Growler filled up a few hours ago to a pint glass
Pours a vibrant golden orange with a finger of head. Low carbonation, good retention and okay lacing
Smells like....simcoe. Very catty pine followed up with a light citrus. A very submissive caramel malt works to back everything up
Taste is nearly identical to the smell. Lots of pine and kitty litter on the tongue, followed again by some citrus and tropical notes. Again, caramel backbone holding everything together
Feel is a light / medium body with moderate bitterness, low carbonation. Alcohol is hidden, it's easy to drink
Overall it's no Pliny but good none the less. Single hop beers are great for getting to know the hops, but I'm always reminded drinking them how boring they become without others to mix up the flavor
Serving type: growler
07-10-2014 18:36:11 | More by lordofstarside
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.