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Row 2/Hill 56 - Russian River Brewing Company

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95
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915 Ratings
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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 250
Gots: 42 | 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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Ratings: 915 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

msondel, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of ber12
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ber12, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Ssilvey
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Ssilvey, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of KAVSE
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at a local brewpub.

A: Orange/Yellow color with thin head that quickly dissipates leaving swirling lacing on the top of the beer. You can almost see the hop oils on top of the beer.

S: Smells of Simcoe and sweet malts. There's a perfect balance in the nose. No alcohol esters present and the hops are not overwhelming.

T: Tastes hoppy but balanced again with the malts. Very smooth and intensely drinkable. No "tongue fatigue" from a barrage of lupulin flavors as the malts bring your senses back around for another taste. Seriously addicting for the tongue.

M: Feels crisp and smooth; yet with a medium malty thickness that carries the hops from front to back on the tongue. The beer coats your mouth and doesn't hit one direct spot which is a pleasure. Pretty much a blanket of balanced hops/malts for your tongue. Doesn't feel like it'll melt the enamel off your teeth either.

Overall - this is one fantastic beer. If you love hops; this one's for you. If I could use one word to describe this brew I would say "balanced." Nothing overpowers your nose or mouth and this beer begs you to take another sip. Great job Russian River!

KAVSE, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of stript
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

stript, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Pelican5, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

InspectorBob, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

e30todamax, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

fox227, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

silentdonkey, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

roblund, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

FATH3RH0P5, Nov 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

esullivan880, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jawneyt, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

tleifj, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

tt0027, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken at brewery pub last night:
Pint is a clear and light amber with golden highlights, decent head that leaves lacing as the glass empties. Pure Simcoe aroma is stunning and resinous. Flavour is full of tropical fruit hop tones, with an abject bitterness that actually dries the back of the throat in the finish.

Not as well balanced as the other Russian River beers sampled last night, but I enjoyed it enough to buy a second pint and am disappointed that bottles weren't available.

hopsolutely, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

BradMacMullin, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

sukwonee, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

UNCCTDawg, Nov 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Swonkie, Oct 28, 2012
Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.