Defenestration | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rkuhnel on 09-25-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
311
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
23.59%
 
 
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35
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19
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 311
Reviews by Philousa:
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, sunny yellow with a billowy white head that has great retention and laces moderately. Lots of allspice and clove up front with some citrus backing the nose. The spices carry through to the flavor, with a grassy bitterness and lemon rind. The bitterness turns more intense and lingers. The typical nectar flavor is still there, but only slightly. The hops are very noticeably west coast driven.The feel tends towards viscous and finish is decidedly dry, but a little less dry than a typical one for the style. The good qualities definitely deteriorated quickly over the course of the growler.

This is definitely an interesting beer, and the hops compliment the style as well as they can, but it kind of just makes me want a BPA or Belgian Golden Strong.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Might as well go ahead and write review #1500 up in here with something I really looked forward to.

Cloudy yellow pour, super big haze, soft white head. Super belgianesque yeast aroma, this one leans way over the pond for its aroma, don't get the typical Russian River hop aromas in this ipa, its belgo + sugar all over.

The yeast keeps dominating the flavor profile. So dominated by everything about it, coriander, clove, mild banana, even a wheat kind of flavor. Nowhere typical rr hopping.

Really wasn't my thing, even if I can tell it is still very well made.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Shane_Gr
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nothing bad but nothing great.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sloejams
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap last week at Magnolia, San Francisco

In my quest to drink as many Belgian IPAs as I can, I was ecstatic to see that Magnolia had one of my favorite brewery's stab at it.

Pour a crisp pale yellow. Thick white finger head. Aroma is as I like - thick Belgian sugars and American hop bouquet. The yeasty sweetness of the Belgian yeast hits the palate first and moves on the hop sweetness to the biting bitter strength end toward the back of the mouth.

I love this style and this is a fine example of it.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of dertyd
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer but nothing special here

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.
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