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Row 2/Hill 56 | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by litheum94 on 01-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#671
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
1,239
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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102
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Reviews by SanFranJake:
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

perhaps one of the finer american pales happening right now. i can recall very few that do what this one does, which is showcase a hop varietal brilliantly, without being filling, boozy, or tiring. this is so clean and light on the palate, golden in color and frothy to the feel. the hops are simcoe i think, but its such a delicate usage. not delicate in flavor, they are dripping resins and citrus notes, but they never get heavy or bitter like they sometimes do in other beers, quite often really. i never miss the bitterness here, and i dont wish for a more complex grain bill. i think its straightforward nature is impressive. not trying to cover flaws with tons of esoteric grains or anything, its just perfectly made beer. there are a few pales i like as much, but not one i can think that i really like better or would prefer to have a steady stream of, this is top tier.

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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful brew: orange/amber, slight haze, great head retention. Hoppy aroma (citrus/pine).

Incredible balance and touch. Lots of hops, but not at all overwhelming, and a creamy base to the malts. There's no major alcohol presence, but it drinks much bigger than its modest ABV.

A really excellent APA. I think this deserves consideration alongside the best APAs in the business.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Really enjoyed the sample I had last night so coming back to a full pint

A-served with a thin layer of sticky white foam this beer is clear and a deep copper color.

S-aromas of bright citrus (grapefruit) and tropical (papaya) shine thru in this. A clean malt character is also present

T-the hops are upfront and brilliant but the malt is so well balanced in this beer

M-finishes smooth with plenty of co2 to carry the flavorful sim is hops

O-a flavorful yet easy to drink brew that is really well done.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Row 2/Hill 56 from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,239 ratings
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