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Hopfather | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.4/5
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175 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mjl21 on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#621
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
175
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of northbay47
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CawCawCaw
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSully1021
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomFdds
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannaman
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite RR Single IPA!

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4.32/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bellybuttonjam
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Hopfather from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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