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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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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-25-2013 19:08:49 | More by FrankHammer
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date of June 26th, 2012.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange. 1 finger eggshell head.

S - Loaded down with grapefruit, sweet peaches, floral fragrances and a semi-malty backbone.

T - A subdued grapefruit flavor up front with clean malts and a slight hop bite. Nothing complex or exciting going on.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very wet finish.

O - It's a really awesome beer except that the flavor is just boring. Nothing to wow you or keep your attention. It's very drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 17:43:08 | More by cvm4
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anders36

Sweden

3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at Beer Revolution, Oakland CA.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy aroma.
Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy grapefruit flavor with some very weak grainy hints.
Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 04:40:45 | More by anders36
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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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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mlaroche for this extra

Pours a pale yellow color, good sized white head with good retention, not much lacing on the glass.

Smell is primarily a lemony citrus hop, its not overly strong or complex in the aroma department but it does its job.

Taste is similar to the smell with the citrus hops being at the forefront, light sweet malt presence, it not smack you in the face hopy like Russian River typically does but instead is a well rounded APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:32:05 | More by deltatauhobbit
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger frothy white head.  Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Large streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Delicate floral hop aroma that becomes more prominent as it warms.  Slight grassy/piny with subtle citrus and light fruit notes.  Hints of apple, pear, pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel with a light biscuit malt backbone.  

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a spicy, floral hop bite up front that provide some dry bitterness that lingers throughout.  This is countered mid-palate by pale malt, subtle citrus and some light fruit.  Bitter but not too much so with the perfect amount of dryness that's countered by bready yeast, biscuit and pale malt.  I'm also picking up hints of straw, apple and pear.  Well balanced with great hop flavor making this beer very quaffable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 22:15:36 | More by corby112
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a golden yellow with about an inch of very light fluffy head, a bit chunky.

total tropical citrus domination. juicy and sweet

light tropical citrus hop flavor with a very light and thin malt flavor towards the end. very fresh and ripe.

light and easy, mild carbonation

very easy to drink, very flavorful and never overpowering. light malt lets the simcoe shine.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 23:41:01 | More by hooliganlife
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cosmicevan

New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

consumed on 7/12, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up from one of them mail order services. enjoyed from my russian river tulip.
bottled 6/26/2012 (2 weeks and 2 days ago)

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a finger of sudsy bubbly head that fizzled away to a thin skin of bubbles. visible carbonation could be seen casually climbing to the surface. lacing was streaky at best.

s - yum, smells like fresh hops with a nice malty backbone. the hops lead the way, but this isn't a pale ale that teases you into questioning if it is actually an ipa. some nice earthy pale ale notes.

t - just like the nose, there is little doubt that this is a pale ale and not an ipa. the earthy malt backbone is very present and balanced out by the hops, but the earthy malts dominate the flavor.

m - medium bodied, a bit chewy even.

o - overall, a pale ale for sure. i would like to see the hop profile in the nose to be a bit heavier on the flavor, but then again, this is a pale ale and not an ipa. enjoyable, but not mind blowing.

bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:40:59 | More by cosmicevan
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litheum94

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Brilliant golden body. Clear with a dirty white head. Good lacing. 

Loads of citrus, tangerine and grapefruit. Honey malts. Floral.

Floral sweetness with biscuit and honey malts. Juicy tangerine and grapefruit with a lot of carbonation making it dry. Nice lingering bitterness. Very clean.

This is a very nice pale ale from RR. Easy drinking yet it has a lot of complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 02:32:14 | More by litheum94
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BucannonXC5

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Churchill Pub in San Marcos, Calif., on July 14, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Honey pale color. Two fingers of head once I got it. Gray and tan lacing with good retention. Even on the sides and foamy.

Smelled a sharp whiff of grapefruit right away. Slight pine and lemon as well. Very bitter.

Sharp bitter taste right away. Grapefruit citrus hops dominated as expected after the smell.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.

A pretty good beer overall, but I was a bit disappointed overall. That being said, I’d still give it another go.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 01:44:18 | More by BucannonXC5
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-23-2013 02:30:22 | More by Callmecoon
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-29-2013 11:45:18 | More by Cynic-ale
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Squattro


4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-18-2013 19:33:18 | More by Squattro
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-22-2012 12:47:10 | More by johnyb
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California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-01-2012 15:01:57 | More by ste5venla
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A big hoppy pale, featuring Simcoe hops. Light orange head and lace sheet. Very good drinkability.Well malted, providing above average mouthfeel.Bang on the style, juicy orange citrus.Best beer of the night, and of the newest RR on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2012 00:14:02 | More by Sammy
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DJButters

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-23-2012 18:35:18 | More by DJButters
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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-06-2012 22:18:22 | More by emilylee
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-31-2013 23:57:00 | More by DenverBigRed
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-15-2013 20:59:46 | More by mikefuski17
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-27-2014 04:28:55 | More by terpinsd
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Sisky

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-15-2013 01:11:45 | More by Sisky
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-18-2013 17:21:51 | More by Danielr26
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.