Russian River Brewing Happy Hops
What the brewers say
"Tropical, berries, citrus, fruity."
What our panel thought
"High New World hop aroma—pleasant, if one-note, orange candy, pith—with low resin note as it warms. Quite sweet up front—bread-crust malt, fruit tang—rolling right into dry and bitter. Lacks a juicy middle. Bitter finish lingers. Sweet then harsh, with a lovely nose."
What our editors thought
"Light, but distinct, passion fruit and pineapple on the nose. Flavor loses some of that definition, as big, tropical herbal-bitterness quickly overpowers more delicate fruit notes."