Dribble Belt | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 02-02-2014

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Ranking:
#4,160
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
220
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love all the russian river hoppy stuff, and this is no exception. maybe not quite an ipa, but it is just so brightly hopped and it positively sings going down. i love that the hops are both grassy and citrusy, the best of both worlds. the malt bill is light, but its contribution is there, neutral cheerio sort of flavor, not as dry or bland, but a similar vibe that reals in the hops to right where i like them. russian river should really package this, its perfect in all day drinking conditions where i can have a bunch and not be wasted. there is something to be said for beers like this, all the flavor of the big dogs they do too. even more upbeat perhaps, with happy carbonation and a really quenching finish. this is outstanding beer. its bitter too, far more than the conventional session type ipa, it still gets me where i like to get in the style. it could be a little more crisp in the end i think, but it sure does refresh, and it packs in a lot of fresh hop flavor. nicely done overall, and always a treat to have beer from these guys...

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I feel like the ratings on this are something of a new money backlash. This is a stellar session IPA. But, the problem with session IPAs is you can't make them juice bombs ... they depend upon a balance of aromatics, clean malt, bitterness. This hits all those elements in classic fashion. Pine, but not overly piney. Hints of citrus but not a fruit bomb. Cracker malt character that keeps it from feeling watery. Crisp, refreshing, excellent with food.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at Russian River served chilled in a Nonic.

The color is golden amber with great clarity and thick white cream with average bead and lace that sticks. The smell is very nice, lots of citrus and herbal hop aromas with mild yeast and malt essence. The feel is great, very dry and not super bitter with a light toasted malt texture and moderate carbonation.

The flavor is very good, lots of hops yet still somewhat balanced by the malt which has a light toasted taste with slight nutty quality that combines well with the herbal and subtle citrus hop flavor. The overall impression is a solid hoppy session beer, very nice dry finish and easy to quaff with enough malt to support the bitterness level which is something I like compared to other 'session IPA's' which can be unbalanced and overly bitter.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Russian River. Comes a clear pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango, pine, and malt. Very refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of epyon396
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Light yellow pour, virgin white head, 1/3" on the top, very clear and professional looking. Aroma was bursting with hops, simcoe, citra, pops for a medley of all the desired hop aromas, pine, tropical fruit, citrus.

Taste drops a massive amount of hops in a low bitterness, super light body. Exquisite. Mouthfeel is good, sure its 'thin' but that is the idea here. Bought a growler of it I liked it so much, sucked that it lost its carbonation real quick, but it is what it is.

Elite 1st tier world class session ipa, possibly the absolute best in the world.

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Dribble Belt from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 220 ratings