Happy Hops | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.1/5
Exceptional
352 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ArrogantB on 08-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,656
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
352
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
44
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Ratings: 352 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Ultimate
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice lacing on the glass. A delicate balance between grapefruit and pine notes to that of some generic tropical fruits. Perhaps some mango.

It gets a 86/100.

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Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap [email protected] Santa Rosa,CA
A: Golden, deep dark yellow, small off white head
A: very hoppy, earthy
T: Medium bitterness, sweet, taste lingers
MF: fizzy, carbonation lingers, then drops
OA: Very good pale ale ok to repeat and look for
Drank: April 14, 2016

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jack-ruby
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TriggerFingers
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure what hops went into this, or if this is a rotator, but it was selling like mad at The Hop Grenade in Concord today. It also comes off a little more skunky/citrusy in the nose than the Altamont Scarcity I had next to it.

My wife said she wanted something hoppy and lighter, and man, she straight-up loved this! So did I. When I try beers that I can't easily replicate, I have to give props. This is a legit Pale Ale...no doubt!

First, let me say RR doesnt make a bad beer, and I would put this just below Row 2 Hill 56 in the APA department (which is my all-time fav APA). Seriously though, Row 2 and HH are pretty close.
I cut my teeth on SNPA and FWP31 in the late 1990's/early 2000's and this grabs them both by the neck like a pal with 'a nod' to the future.

If you ever get a chance to try a pint, do it.

A, 93+

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Photo of pisano
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Baby Pliny. Hops are earthy and sharp.

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Photo of Docrock
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy Hops from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 352 ratings