Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to eyebereej for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from two liter flip-top Russian River growler into pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful clear gold to dark gold. Forms a two-finger white head that sticks around pretty well. Moderate amount of visible carbonation.
S: Wow, does this smell good. I definitely get orange hop aroma first & foremost, but there are some flower, pine, tropical fruit, and spicy notes with caramel malt also.
T: Citrus bitter hops, tropical fruit, biscuit malt. At the end, though, there is some weakness & drop-off to the flavors & a little thin mineral-y flavor that seems off. This does seem to diminish some as the beer warms slightly (or as I get used to it?).
M: Dry bittering finish. Good amount of carbonation, even from the growler. Nice weight for an APA.
O: This is a very good hoppy APA, and I feel like I'm being a little picky on the flavor profile. Still, it doesn't quite rise to the world-class category in my opinion. I would certainly drink some more, however.
Serving type: growler
07-08-2012 20:59:22 | More by macrosmatic
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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
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