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Compunction - Russian River Brewing Company

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 298
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clickpush on 04-01-2007)
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JonBarley

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-14-2012 14:17:40 | More by JonBarley
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roblund

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-13-2012 19:10:03 | More by roblund
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

08-12-2012 17:36:45 | More by DarthKostrizer
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AndrewK

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-10-2012 17:37:02 | More by AndrewK
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claaark13

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

08-09-2012 19:32:16 | More by claaark13
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elNopalero

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is brewed with pluots.

This pours a clear golden straw with tight white bubbles and tight lacing.

Overwhelmingly sour and tart aroma hits you upfront, almost immediately—as I approached the glass to nose it the aroma caught me off guard. Strong and to the point, I like it!
Like a pluot? Maybe if said pluot was squeezed and some of the spray caught you in your eyes?

The flavor is sharp, intensely tart, it has a mouthpuckering sourness upfront and just rolls off the tongue.

Shippable, fantastic, dry finish.

So good I I made my sour drinking friend jealous. Best part—at the end, as it warmed, I caught some toasted coconut. Yet another amazing brew from Russian River.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 07:36:49 | More by elNopalero
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AgentMunky

California

4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at the brewery.

A: No head, hazy-dark body, slightly orange.

S: Sour fruit. Tart and nice. Obvious wine influence. Less obvious fruit. Lots of funky yeast.

T: Interesting. Light-bodied and full of lightly sour alcoholic wine-like fruit. Pretty much what I expected. Fruity tart-sweet. Excellent balance.

M: Smooth and tart. Smack worthy.

O: A good beer but perhaps not differentiable from other RR sour ales. Recommended. Would have

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 02:56:43 | More by AgentMunky
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ipa247

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-04-2012 17:23:25 | More by ipa247
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bkrueger

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Russian River served in a tulip glass, 07/31/12.

Pours a honey orange with little to no head.

Smells similar to Temptation but with some stone fruits, primarily apricot and pluots. Subtle nose and not bursting with fruity smells but you can tell they are there.

An initial chalky (similar to Temptation) mouthfeel, grainy almost. Chardonnay like barrel qualities. Blonde sour, once again tasting similar to Temptation but with apricot flavors.

Very drinkable, thirst quenching, with plenty of carbonation. Has a good sourness level and a fruity bite to go with it.

The pluots are amazing. Please have this available more!

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 07:44:34 | More by bkrueger
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avaldivia

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

08-01-2012 16:42:43 | More by avaldivia
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hanlonrn


4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-10-2012 11:45:37 | More by hanlonrn
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popery

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-27-2012 22:24:43 | More by popery
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oaktree42


4/5  rDev -10.1%

04-14-2012 16:34:52 | More by oaktree42
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RespetoCerveza101

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-06-2012 04:08:24 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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bthomas

Washington

5/5  rDev +12.4%

03-01-2012 10:15:09 | More by bthomas
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mistakebythelake

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-15-2012 18:44:04 | More by mistakebythelake
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

02-15-2012 17:10:08 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-15-2012 02:17:37 | More by leschkie
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's RR TION Weekend. Chalice.

A: Golden, clear, some off white head. Not much retention or lacing except for a few dots.

S: Funk, malt, stone fruit, cantaloupe (?). Really inviting.

T: Apricot and other fruit. Nice puckering tartness. Juicy, like biting into a ... pluot? Some sweetness really pulls this

together. Some oak in the secondary. A long tart finish.

M: Medium body and lively medium-high carbonation.

O: Delicious and well executed. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 18:20:03 | More by pmarlowe
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2012 02:06:44 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2012 19:34:13 | More by tbeq00
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ehammond1


4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Hazy golden orange with very little, almost zero, head that eventually leaves dots of lace down the glass. Pretty and appropriate per the style.

A big aroma and quite the combination: oaken wood, fresh, juicy pluots, and big notes of Bretty yeast. The funkiness is far more present than in the other Russian River sours, along with lots of stinging acidity.

The flavor too is quite funky, complementing the big, juicy, pluots' flavors. There's also a touch of graham cracker sweetness and a hint of sulfur.

Thin to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. A true joy to drink.

Another incredibly enjoyable, complex, fruity sour from Russian River. Probably not quite as good the best batches of Consecration, Supplication, or Temptation, but damn good nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 16:43:18 | More by ehammond1
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-28-2012 11:47:32 | More by rmaste6282
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StarRaptor

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-25-2012 19:00:08 | More by StarRaptor
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -10.1%

01-22-2012 18:05:59 | More by ThirstyHerf
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.