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Compunction - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 317
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: clickpush on 04-01-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

claaark13, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

elNopalero, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
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

AgentMunky, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

ipa247, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of bkrueger
4.75/5  rDev +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!

bkrueger, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

avaldivia, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of popery
4.75/5  rDev +7%

popery, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

oaktree42, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of RespetoCerveza101
4.75/5  rDev +7%

RespetoCerveza101, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of bthomas
5/5  rDev +12.6%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

mistakebythelake, Feb 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

leschkie, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

pmarlowe, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

SanDiegoBeerLove, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

tbeq00, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.22/5  rDev -5%
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.

ehammond1, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

rmaste6282, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

StarRaptor, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

kevfujii, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

azorie, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Slatetank, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

SpillyBeers, Dec 27, 2011
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.