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Compunction - Russian River Brewing Company

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Compunction
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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 299
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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Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-06-2013 06:25:03 | More by bennetj17
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2013 22:38:30 | More by phingdong
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graymoment

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-17-2013 01:44:38 | More by graymoment
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kevanb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado SF, part of a Russian River take over on 2/12/13. Review is from notes. 6oz pour into a stemmed tulip.

The beer pours a nice soft lemon color, bits of straw and gold, slight chill haze, lots of bubbles rising to the top of the glass, a small fizzy white head sits atop the beer but recedes immediately and leaves no lacing. The aroma is nice, light hazy grain, funky hay, light citrus, tart fruit character, possibly the pluot? I'm not that familiar with pluots, it has some apricot character to it, but not getting any plum. The aroma is nice and easy, but the fruit is a bit faded and muted, but inviting. On the tongue there is light citrus and some soft fuzz fruit flesh, again, must be pluot, funky brett character, light vinegar and some pale grain at the finish. It's easy to drink, refreshing and lively, but the fruit seems a bit muted. The body is juicy and full, less lively than expected with lower carbonation, a bit of a funky dry finish.

Verdict: A good sour from Russian River, but sub standard in comparison to many of their creations. I enjoyed drinking this, but wouldn't choose it again over their standard trio of sours.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 18:31:48 | More by kevanb
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emilylee

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

02-13-2013 19:44:12 | More by emilylee
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-13-2013 02:30:20 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Azrael


4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-08-2013 04:25:39 | More by Azrael
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daysinthewake

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

02-05-2013 03:35:21 | More by daysinthewake
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SageO

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

01-24-2013 05:36:13 | More by SageO
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

01-24-2013 05:26:47 | More by LSUPT
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-22-2013 17:24:48 | More by danwho
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's Pub in San Diego, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity and wood flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is very tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 20:53:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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domtronzero

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

01-21-2013 16:35:07 | More by domtronzero
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

01-20-2013 00:55:13 | More by drewone
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funkel81

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

01-19-2013 01:53:38 | More by funkel81
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-18-2013 01:24:40 | More by yourefragile
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

01-11-2013 23:45:30 | More by spycow
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MykelJH

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

12-29-2012 23:53:18 | More by MykelJH
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

12-26-2012 17:53:06 | More by t0rin0
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futura123

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

12-19-2012 05:02:41 | More by futura123
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tswater

Colorado

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-14-2012 15:32:25 | More by tswater
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-04-2012 16:27:48 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

10-28-2012 20:01:46 | More by Swonkie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, thanks Geist.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a minimal head and low lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is fruity, sweet, lactic, acetic mild.

Beer is clean and bright, effervescent, nice fruitiness, the temptation base comes through nicely. I prefer temptation over this but this is a nice beer overall.

Serving type: growler

10-25-2012 14:40:51 | More by drabmuh
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Russian River for the T25 party. Pour is a ruby grapefruit red, very hazy and a thin white head. The nose is a bit subtle, the plums are most prominent with some red wine notes, light acetic and lactic behind. The flavor is much more bright, strong plums, red wine and dry oak, assertive dusty brett funk, assertive sourness and light lactic note. Great body, light and airy with great carbonation and a dry finish. Very well balanced, nice sourness to balance the sweetness with a good barrel characteristic.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 17:08:07 | More by cpetrone84
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.