Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmatsui:
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 bomber. One finger of fluffy, irregular head dissipating quickly with a little lacing. Pretty golden light orange color and some haziness.
Nice fruity and citrusy simcoe hoppiness. A swirl really brings out the malt character which is nice and caramely but pretty light. Sweet pine scent comes through.
Such an amazing hop character without a thick maltiness. Super refreshing rindy and spicy citrus characters really shine. Very elegant, clean, simple and unique flavor. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.
Just an outstanding Pale Ale, venturing into IPA territory but retaining a nice light drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 05:26:11 | More by dmatsui
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 852 ratings.