Russian River Brewing Co - Santa Rosa Row 2, Hill 56
What the brewers say
Brewed with 100 percent Simcoe from the three original Simcoe hop-growing families.
What our panel thought
Pale yellow, clear, with a crazy-impressive head—big boulder-like bubbles. Orange and grapefruit aroma. In the flavor, perfume-like, bitter orange zest gives way to muted malt sweetness. Finishes dry and bitter. Easy-drinking and delicious.
What our editors thought
Grapefruit-pineapple nose, tightly defined, with zero excess. The sip brings light body with pointed pithy bitterness, lightest bread, and grapefruit notes around the edges. Bitterness is a touch intense. Definitely for West Coast fans.