Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -21.2%
510 ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical unbranded pint glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I've had this before and enjoyed it for what it was. Bottled on 06/26/2012.
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of fair cream, fair thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. It looks like any other pale ale, to be honest.
Sm: Simcoe hops. Clean malts. Floral character. Grapefruit citrus. A mild strength aroma.
T: Grapefruit citrus esters are dominant. The hops are cleanly cut by the malts, which help to lend it body. Slight cream. It's not horribly complex or subtle, but it's a nice little beer. Balanced but mundane.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Good thickness and carbonation. Suits the flavours pretty well.
Dr: A drinkable little single hop pale ale, but not much else. I've come to expect far more from Russian River. I wouldn't get it again unless the price dropped considerably. A bit boring, actually. Hides its ABV well. For what it is, it's good, but it's far from unique or special. Russian River has far better offerings.
07-18-2012 05:20:41 | More by kojevergas
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.