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Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company

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850 Ratings
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 245
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: litheum94 on 01-22-2012)
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beagle75

Iowa

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
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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

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Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.