Happy Hops | Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ArrogantB on 08-21-2008

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Even better on tap at the restaurant. It's dank and sort of dry, astringent, good bitterness. Is a single hop beer and drinks more complex than that. I had this blind next to pliny and likedthis one more. It's only a tad watery being 5.0%.

This growler will be easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of drgarage
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled on July 13. Sampled many times over the days since. Based on the intensity of aroma, this is quite fresh.

A: Clear, classic American pale ale, between golden and amber. Nice head, receding to a small cap with lots of lacing. Pretty much what you'd hope for, though nothing out of the ordinary.

S: SO MUCH mosaic! Very fruity and resinous nose. Definite melon and berry aroma abounds.

T: The nose, but more so. Minimal malts, coated in delicious blueberry/watermelon.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, so so poundable. It's hard to believe I didn't finish the growler in the first day of opening. Easily the most drinkable Russian River beer. Which is saying something.

O: Totally spectacular for its class, and not generally in the conversation for best American pale. I like this better than anything else I've had, including Zombie Dust, Row 2, and several others with the hype. Make mine Happy Hops!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Happy Hops from Russian River Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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