Defenestration | Russian River Brewing Company

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

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:
66
Ratings:
336
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 336
Reviews by sloejams:
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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rob133
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Swonkie
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of girllovesbier
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Shane_Gr
2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nothing bad but nothing great.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzword
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dertyd
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
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 -10.5%

Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy straw color with white head. Aroma has really nice stonefruit yeast esters. Taste starts with grass, a bit of lime, melon, really estery but somehow clean and fresh. Light body with high effervescence but also feels quite soft on the palate. This is a great, easy drinking belgian style ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.91 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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