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Damnation - Russian River Brewing Company

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3,032 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,032
Reviews: 1,065
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 343
Gots: 625 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-19-2003)
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of cavedave
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another RR treat from a great BA andrewk. Went in thinking this was supposed to be a BPA.

Caramel and candy, floral and peach, with some light pure yeasty tart. Luscious sweet.

Thick and full flavored with a flowery sweet swing that carries into some syrupy candi, gets an assist from some estery fruit flavors resembling peach if any actual fruit flavor, sort of lemony as well, with not a lot of bitter on a finish that is heavy malt drips on the palate. Not at all hoppy, its bitter, what little there is, comes at the edge of its tarter aspects. It runs the gamut as it opens up fully from overly syrupy to puckeringly tart, never really getting it near to perfect.

Very viscous and finally overly viscous, too clingy and not clean cling, a bit of cloy and harsh builup. It is silky but the silky doesn't last through as other aspects overshadow it. Really juicy finish.

Had this without reading bottle and thought it was same style, BPA (Abbey style "single"), as Redemption, but this ain't a BPA, comes on like a tripel for sure. As a BPA it's way out of style in many ways, as a Tripel it isn't nearly as good as many others easily available. As a BSPA it is really good, but not great.

cavedave, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

stevefinny, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Goldstar81, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a $7 pint of this today at lunch on recommendation from a friend. RR has really risen to an elite status as a brewer of big beers. I'm more of a hop head Pliney type and not a huge fan of Belgian's but this is still a very nice beer.

Nice light copper color with a fairly minor head and distinctive Belgian aroma. Very nice carbonation with a decent (but never enough) hop profile. Big beers are not the best choice when you have to return to work though!

lukester, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

drop6301, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

pgofman, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ixodus, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

TheBronze, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dankster, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jh1982, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Sixofsigmas, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yum! I let this bottle warm a bit first out of the fridge. Poured with a medium sized, foamy, frothy, off-white head that slowly settled and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with loads of medium size bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, caramel, malt, hop. Flavor is much like nose, but amplified, vineous; great interplay between bitter, sweet, and carbonic tang. Body and carbonaton are just perfect. Very well balanced in all regrards. Finish tends towards more bitter than sweet and leaves me wishing for another sip. Masterful beer.

drpimento, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BigMilkDan, Nov 18, 2011
Damnation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,032 ratings.