Hopfather | Russian River Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mjl21 on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.55%
 
 
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165
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15
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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of mentor
3.47/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of light tan head over an orange golden liquid. Smells hoppy lemon, rich orange zest and pith, hay, fresh hops, baby aspirin, pine, and mint.

Tastes citrusy hops with a bit of dirty grassy character to counter. Hop flavor is oranges, pith, lemon, and a tangy baby aspirin flavor. Hop bitter has a piercing clean accompanied by the strong grassy hop. Md light and moderate carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of scottfrie
3.63/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Served a slightly hazy golden with a thin fuzzy head that retained a great collar and left wispy rings of lace down the glass.
S: Pine, grass, and a hint of mint. Powerful hoppy nose.
T: Earthy and herbal hops come through strongly. Very herbal and grassy, almost no citrus. I get a touch of onion and pine. Very fresh tasting with a solid bitterness in the finish.
M: Full for an ipa, very slick mouthfeel and smooth drinking. Perfect carbonation.
O: I can see how people love this, but personally it’s not my favorite hop profile and I’d drink almost any other hoppy beer RR makes instead of this one.

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Photo of NorCalYeti
3.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

light orange color, smooth mouthfeel, great hop aroma, sour tasting, light on the palate, slightly oily, bitter hop finish, medium-length finish, nice compact carbonation that stays active throughout the drink. would drink this again although i prefer some of their other offerings over this one-off.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of WTKeene
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Abbbp, opened with Gunch52 and TheReal_Adam. Poured into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip.

Appearance: Orange amber with a pale creamy head that leaves substantial lacing.

Smell: Sweet fruity hops, apricot. Some pine notes too. Relatively typical for an IPA. Nothing special.

Taste: Relatively dry, somewhat earthy. Substantial bitterness, decent notes of pine and fruitiness. A basically Still a pretty typical IPA though.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, relatively long linger. Bitterness sticks around a while.

Overall: Nothing special, really. A good IPA that doesn’t really do enough to set itself apart from the million other great IPAs out there.

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3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw/light yellow colored brew with a bright white foamy head. Great citrus smells with pineapple and grapefruit leading the charge. Slight malt in the background. Very tart and bitter taste. No sweetness to be found. Very different from the aroma. Dry mouthfeel. Though this is quite bitter, it is still a relatively easy drink. Overall I wanted to be more impressed than I was. Still a nice offering and worth seeking out.

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Photo of buzzword
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Daniel101
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MykelJH
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mrbubbler
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LSUPT
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mbixler
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of braican
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterClean
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bistro IPA Festival

A - Poured copper-orange with a 2 fingered white head. Dissipated slow and left beautiful lacing.

S/T - Huge wafts of citrus with a tangy honey sweetness. The taste was backed up by a moderate hop bitterness.

M - Moderate-bodied and hop dominated.

D - Good overall. Another fine beer by Vinny.

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Photo of jdhowe
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap on 5 October 2013 at Russian River.

A: Pours a hazy (dry-hopped) golden brown with 1 finger of foamy white head, leaving sheets of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Earthy and citrusy hop character dominates the aroma. A bit of malt sweetness shows through. This beer smells juicy with hop character.

T/M: Bitter up front is cut by a slight malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation with smooth and slightly prickly finish. Hop character is juicy and deep in this beer, imparting abundant juicy citrus and earthy character to this brew. Finish is lingering hop bitterness.

O: A very solid beer. Nothing spectacular, but I'm glad I tried it while I was there for FfaC. Very different from the other RR IPA offerings I've had, which made it a nice change of pace.

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Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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