Hop 2 It (Tardif)
Russian River Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
5.79%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 9.21%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
From:
Russian River Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by portia99:
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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of GarrettB
2.45/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

July 27th, 2015 - The Row2Hill was a surprising smash, but the Hop2It grounds us back in reality. It is, at least, a strange beer. The aroma is more conventional and packed with fruity esters, expressing apple juice and a light sweetness. But the mouthfeel is flat, and the flavor is weird. At first it tastes like cigarette paper or an antique snuff box, and opens up in the aftertaste to something less intense and lighter, but more of that tobacco shop awkwardness.

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm assuming this beer will score low ratings on this website at no fault of RRBC. This is a very clean and crisp single hop pale. This Tardif hop doesn't offer any of the juicy citrus or tropical flavors that the new school hops do.

Grassy, earthy and a mild, almost semi belgain lemon presence. It reminds me of a cleaner Anchor Liberty Ale. Tardif was explained to me as a French hop in origin, & focused more on earthiness.

Good beer, but not one I'll revisit.

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Photo of ishinder
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not much in the way of hops, bland and boring

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryanster8
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tardif hops with somewhat of a melon taste to them in addition to a mild bitterness.

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Photo of jvodom
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RollBounce
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

had on 4th of July at the brewery.

nice lacing, lite golden color, smell is floal, taste is lite and smooth in a good way, touch of honey and oat on the front, turn lavender and a melon nite as someone mentioned. As not being a hop fan I did like this in the hot weather and the floral over bitter was really nice.

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Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at RRBC July 21. First time I have ever tasted a single hop from France. Other comments about Lavender are spot on. Crisp mouthfeel with impressive lacing. This one grows on you a bit. A unique flavor that is worth trying at least once.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettFM
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hop 2 It (Tardif) from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 32 ratings