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Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 246
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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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-13-2012 06:41:31 | More by Travisnin
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-10-2012 22:31:23 | More by Odysseyalien
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augustgarage

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-05-2012 21:10:47 | More by augustgarage
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notchucknorris

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at O'Brien's

A: Pours a glowing orange color with a thin white head and some spots of lace.

S: A pretty nice bouquet of citrus hops, tropical fruit and a touch of bready malt. The smell of the hops is outstanding.

T: A great blend of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon and a touch of pine. A nice malt backbone with some notes of caramel and cracker hold the beer up nicely. Really good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 20:23:01 | More by notchucknorris
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alecvdpoel


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-05-2012 19:53:40 | More by alecvdpoel
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-04-2012 23:13:21 | More by bradfordjohnson
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light to mid orange with with a monstrous white head. Great lacing throughout. Really hop sticky aroma. Citrus, grapefruit and orange, dank pine and some earthy qualities. Nice light, but hop showcasing flavor profile. Very nice citrus notes to start. Orange, grapefruit and a hint of tropical notes. A sticky, fresh and earthy pine hop follows that adds a bit of bittering on the tongue. Finishes very light and dry, much like the flavor profile. This is a awesomely, single hopped Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 23:10:04 | More by uustal
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-03-2012 14:02:09 | More by wildcats10
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Appearance is good as always for Russian River stuff, orangeish hazy color, slightly gold, but great looking beer.

S- Great floral and citrus smells, very similar in smell to that of Pliny, and absolutely love it.

T- Absolutely great, very well balanced between the hop notes, but also has a great malt backbone, nothing major, but all around a great beer.

M- Great mouthfeel, well done, Russian river never lets me down.

O- One of my favorites APA's, and is more true to the style. Up there with Zombie Dust and such, although I feel its a stretch to call ZD an APA. But thats another discussion

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 01:48:31 | More by Kmccabe33
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-01-2012 03:56:39 | More by emceecue
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Duff27

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Inch tall white head on a golden orange. Head never fully recedes. Sticky lacing.

Bitter citrusy hops on the nose.

Well balanced...malt backbone can stand up to the floral citrusy hop assault. Tasty!

Medium mouthfeel, seemingly low carbonation for the style.

Big time flavor on a microscopic abv'ed beer. Highly drinkable. Another winner from Russian River. Thanks kawilliams82.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 22:54:16 | More by Duff27
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JazzIPA55

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-30-2012 20:06:12 | More by JazzIPA55
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elNopalero

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Revisiting this via a growler that had a weekend’s wait on it.

Definitely tastes better fresh, or at the brewery (from the source) but even from a growler after a weekend’s rest it’s enjoyable.

Pours a clear golden-tan color with some foam lacing.

The aroma doesn’t come across as crisp and hoppy as on draught but I still get a pleasing hoppiness—some straw, some grass, a hint of tropical fruit too. Toasted pine and warm grass.

Flavor snaps, with a clear citrus squeeze and some light bitterness. This goes down all too easily. Definitely one I’ll have again.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2012 19:42:21 | More by elNopalero
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-29-2012 04:04:50 | More by Auror
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-29-2012 03:20:28 | More by hpthebull
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-25-2012 17:44:44 | More by HopsintheSack
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to BilbosNuts for this one! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured a nice golden yellow with slight orange hue with a two finger slightly off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, grapefruit, grapefruit hop, fruit, and very subtle pine. The flavor was of sweet malt, tropical fruit, citrus, citrus hop, grapefruit hop, fruit, and subtle grapefruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really intrigued by this one upon seeing its release from the brewery. I know RR is good at making IPA/IIPAs so I wanted to see what they could do with an APA. I can honestly say that they did quite a nice job on this one. The simcoe is a very nice hop and this brew definitely showcases this fact throughout each sip and especially in the aroma. This brew also brings a very nice balance of flavor and aroma with it as well to keep your palate intrigued throughout. Up there as one of the best APAs I’ve had, but not quite up to Zombie Dust standards as I would have LOVED to find.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 18:28:06 | More by thagr81us
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-24-2012 15:03:30 | More by baybum
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Cinderbike

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-24-2012 01:19:55 | More by Cinderbike
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-21-2012 00:53:36 | More by BennyL1
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-20-2012 21:54:30 | More by FullObs
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rwalker_sfg


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2012 18:12:50 | More by rwalker_sfg
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coz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-18-2012 02:53:18 | More by coz
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fubofnic

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-17-2012 17:30:03 | More by fubofnic
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
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