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It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine - Russian River Brewing Company

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86
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 28
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing, and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

Brewed with a blend of California ale yeast and saison yeast.

(Beer added by: hobojon on 08-27-2011)
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-02-2013 01:55:42 | More by jkball01
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mjl21

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-31-2013 17:28:19 | More by mjl21
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brywhite

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-30-2013 00:49:00 | More by brywhite
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Offa

California

4.04/5  rDev +6%

This was an excellent pale ale.

Dark gold, it had a medium-small white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring, a tiny bit of weak lace.

Aroma was grain, ripe grapefruit juice, bread, passion fruit.

Taste was excellent crisp, bright balanced session ale, lemon-orange, bread, grass, mineral, grain, balanced light bready sweetness with just dominant light bitterness, lemony-grassy-peppery dryish finish leafy and yeasty and minerally with bready aftertaste.

08-13-2013 07:20:42 | More by Offa
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jonbonfon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 04:15:33 | More by jonbonfon
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buzzword

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-03-2013 16:50:00 | More by buzzword
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MMBrew

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2013 02:46:42 | More by MMBrew
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-03-2013 16:50:57 | More by kevindp9
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

03-21-2013 15:49:08 | More by theGlasstronaut
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has no visible carbonation but some yeast particles near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a half finger high off white head that slowly died down and left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange and lemon citrus along with some hints of oak. No bitterness is present.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with bits of dryness.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors from the hops, especially since it is nearly seven monts old. It is also very easy to drink.

Note: Bottle Date: 08-30-12

03-16-2013 19:08:17 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottled 083012

A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of large particles of sediment near the bottom of the glass, light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces a medium thick patch of medium to large bubbles, a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there are some light aromas of bready and pale malts. Moderate amounts of citrus hops with some notes of orange, lemon, and just a hint of grapefruit along with some light grassy hop aromas.

T: Upfront some light amounts of pale and bready malts with a touch of graininess that is followed by a light to moderate flavor of oak. That is followed by light grassy hops and some moderate citrusy hops - notes of lemon zest and orange. Light bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light notes of dryness.

O: Even after probably not getting drunk as quickly as it should have, it still had really nice hop presence and was quite nice to drink/enjoyable.

03-16-2013 19:05:54 | More by dbrauneis
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reverbking

California

4/5  rDev +5%

03-05-2013 06:51:50 | More by reverbking
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-24-2013 02:08:28 | More by laxer8811
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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev +5%

02-13-2013 19:52:06 | More by emilylee
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-13-2013 01:48:30 | More by bsuedekum
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Spaghett

California

4/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2013 00:46:12 | More by Spaghett
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Azrael


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-08-2013 04:24:41 | More by Azrael
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2013 21:32:49 | More by Haybeerman
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5%

02-06-2013 20:23:44 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 01:43:04 | More by bluesplit63
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-26-2013 23:56:51 | More by alamode
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clubarsky91

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-18-2013 18:31:24 | More by clubarsky91
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-16-2013 23:15:49 | More by brandoman63
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Jemonster

California

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%

A: Those chunks in the bottom of my glass don't look too appealing. They were in suspension when I poured it. I know it's just clumps of yeast and nutrients. Soft orange glow, thin white head, not a lot of visible carbonation.

S: Smells like what I think about on a hot summer day! Light hop aroma dominates, and light bread. Lemon citrusy.

T: Like a fine pale ale. Very well crafted. Nice lemon/grapefruit from the hops, cool tasting and refreshing. Great bittering. Tastes like a great beer to have with something salty or oily. Finishes fast like a summer beer should. If it weren't winter and 35-40 degrees here in San Jose California, it would probably be even better. Can't quite give it a 5 because I feel like there is something unidentifiable that is keeping it from being perfect.

M: Crisp and clean. More carbonated than it looks. Perfect for warmer weather.

O: I'm stocking up when July rolls around if this is still available.

01-13-2013 02:55:24 | More by Jemonster
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +5%

12-26-2012 23:23:08 | More by t0rin0
It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine from Russian River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.