Hopfather
Russian River Brewing Company

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From:
Russian River Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #11
ABV:
7%
Score:
97
Ranked #690
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.52%
Ratings:
185
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 12, 2022
Added:
Aug 08, 2009
Wants:
  170
Gots:
  19
SCORE
97
World-Class
Notes: None
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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 2beerdogs from California

Summer 2015. Thanks for bringing the growler Efrain.

Jun 12, 2022
 
4 by grapeshops from California on Oct 10, 2019
 
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Sep 15, 2019
 
4.05 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 01, 2019
 
3.77 by pdcleff from Pennsylvania on Aug 05, 2019
 
4.49 by jakecattleco from California on Oct 27, 2018
 
4.42 by cfcairns from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by gandres from Philippines

Tap to pint glass @ Russian River Brewing tap [email protected] Santa Rosa,CA
Sight: Light amber,clear, white medium foam, lacing
Smell: Very fragrant, very nice hoppy aroma
Taste: Mild bitterness, sweet long lasting aftertaste
Feel: long finish, long nice bitter aftertaste, balance, lingers in taste buds
Overall: Exceptional beer, very good reason to travel to Santa Rosa

Apr 19, 2018
 
4.47 by Madbum101214 from California on Apr 12, 2018
 
5 by jmikepool from Texas on Apr 08, 2018
 
3.81 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Sep 21, 2017
 
4.46 by cvandette from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2017
 
4.2 by TheBrewsky from California on Jul 30, 2017
 
3.77 by mnine from California on Jul 16, 2017
 
3.93 by daem3384 from California on Jul 05, 2017
 
4.69 by Noobies from California on Jul 02, 2017
 
4.11 by wlynch from California on Jun 23, 2017
 
4.25 by durlta from Iowa on Jun 23, 2017
 
4.25 by BSW from California on Jun 23, 2017
 
4.04 by braican from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2016
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4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Jeez this beer is always awesome.

Pours with brilliant clarity in its yellow. Is this Budweiser? Looks professional and consistent enough. The head is mild, 1/4" deep and has a hard time with staying power given the immense amount of hop oils deposited here. Aroma hits you in the face with all the older hop aromas, pine, citrus, dank herb.

This drops a lot of those flavors into the liquid without a high degree of bitterness. Sure, the malt body is barely toasted and dry, but that is so you get so much hops out of this.

Oct 31, 2016
 
4.2 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Oct 30, 2016
 
4.19 by kdown from California on Oct 25, 2016
 
4.33 by spark3148857 from Ohio on Oct 23, 2016
 
4.25 by GFish from Virginia on Oct 22, 2016
 
4.08 by socon67 from New York on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.15 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.43 by CJNAPS from California on Oct 10, 2016
 
3.74 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Oct 08, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wethorseblanket from California

On tap at the source. Poured into a pint glass at happy hour for $3.75, a light golden color with a one-inch thick white head which lingers long. Aroma is floral and bright citrus. Flavor is clean and very hop forward. Bitter finish. Packs quite a hop punch. Easy drinking. Seek this out.

Oct 07, 2016
 
4.52 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Oct 01, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Hop_God from California

A: Golden to pale yellow. Thick large loose bubbles. 3 fingers.

S: grass. Resin. Pine. Citrus juice. Honey dew. Cantaloupe. Biscuit.

T: Grass cantaloupe lemon zest resin melon honeydew Graham cracker biscuit bubblegum subtle spicy herbs

F: mouth feels soft upfront good coating on the pallet multi sweetness on the finish but not cloyingly so maintains medium body better Chris bite at the end

O: very solid IPA from one of the OGs.

Sep 25, 2016
 
4.42 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts on Sep 20, 2016
 
4.72 by northbay47 from California on Jun 23, 2016
 
4.2 by frasergrove from California on Jun 10, 2016
 
4.74 by CawCawCaw from Indiana on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.6 by HopsAholic79 from California on Dec 26, 2015
 
4.09 by PSully1021 from California on Oct 31, 2015
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4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by TomFdds from California

I happened to be there when they had this on tap. It really just hit all the right notes for me. Really drinkable, bright and hoppy, glad to have tried it.

Jun 10, 2015
 
4.5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Jun 03, 2015
Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 185 ratings