Dead Leaf Green | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GClarkage on 06-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,950
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
87
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

English Special Bitter per the brewery's beer board. 5.68% ABV.

Subtle diacetyl, ample hops considering the style. Floral.

Coating mouthfeel. Smooth, wet, well-carbonated.

Drinkable but underwhelming. I love the brewery, but this lags behind most of their lineup.

Low C (2.78) / AVERAGE

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

06/04/06- On tap at the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, CA.

Presentation- Pint pour from the tap.

Appearance- Medium golden colored pour. About a 1/2 inch clean fluffy white head. Pretty decent lace streaks left behind.

Smell- Medium to a light caramel aroma. A good touch of pney hops comes through as well.

Taste- Refreshing caramel malt flavors. Maybe on the toasted side. Small fruity hop taste, but really not that bitter.

Mouthfeel- Medium to slightly lower carbonation. Longer than imagined aftertaste.

Drinkability- Pretty easy to drink. Has nice flavors, but nothing that really catches me and makes me say wow.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at the brewery.

A: Half a finger of light head. Clear golden body.

S: Wet barley. Bread. Dank hops.

T: Tastes like weed. Mint. Hops. Rye. A little like a pumpernickel pale ale.

M: Only moderately substantial. Boring.

O: A pretty good pale ale, but not great. Would not have again or recommend.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler purchased from the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin off-white head that faded to a lasting collar.
S: Fragrant hops on the nose, floral and lightly fruity, with undertones of bready malts.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of bready crackery malts with the hops taking a back seat. I get notes of light pine and a bit of mineral water. Flavors are quick with almost no aftertaste. An extremely mellow beer.
M: Medium body, slick and clean mouthfeel with light carbonation. Light bitterness in the finish.
O: I thought the nose was way different than the mouth. A very light and quaffable beer, albeit light and a bit boring.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If I tried this beer in an EPA tasting rather than against RR's big IPA's, it would probably receive higher marks. I adjusted my score a few times, trying to figure out what exactly I was comparing it to. While I wait for my call to judge pale ale competitions, here are my thoughts on this beer. The beer pours a pleasant golden color with an okay head. The nose is malt and grain with some of RR's usual hoppiness, floral and pine, in the background. There is some bitterness in the finish but the taste was sweet fruit, grain and malt. As the style seems to dictate, the hops are toned down, especially compared to RR's big IPAs. The mouthfeel is a bit light, and the beer is easy to drink. While I didn't give it a go, it's probably an easier beer to drink for the evening than most at RR.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Dead Leaf Green from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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