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Russian River Sours

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ManMoosePig, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Savant (260) California Sep 19, 2009

    no where close....sorry but RR sours are on there own planet. New Belgium is simply ok not great. I would probably let this go if you had said Cascade Brewing. :oops:
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  2. Dude, there's always at least 1 RR sour on the shelves. Usually 2-3 of them. Temptation seems to be the hardest to get of the 4 distributed ones. The RR sours are extremely easy to get if you live in their distro area, unless I'm the exception here and extremely lucky
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  3. Easy to get? Not at all. I live within 2 hours of the brewery and they're beers are never OK the shelves. Or bottle shops might get a few sours best case thought the year. They do get Pliny on occasion though but it's gone very very fast. I usually have to drive up to get my RR fix. Fortunately we got a bar here in sac that had Pliny on tap a lot.
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  4. Oh and OP they are all amazing. Consecration my favorite. Amazing beer kinda wine like with lots of dark fruit.
  5. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Verified

    Yea I agree with you, I can always get them. But We live in cali..I'm not sure how it is getting them out of state. You're probably like me and feel no need to buy many at once, cause you know you can get them fairly easy if you want.
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  6. This is true. I'll buy Sanctification to age, and the occasional bottle of the others to age. But recently I only buy to throw in as extras
  7. Where do you live? Come to the Bay Area, I've seen shops have them collect dust here

    EDIT: I see you live in Sac. Idk about the shops there
  8. Annnnnnd...that's why HADS suck.
  9. errantnight

    errantnight Advocate (675) California Jul 7, 2005 Verified

    Because Google
  10. I have access to Plenty of Consecration and Sanctification if anyone would like to try some.

    Always looking for Heady, HF, Lawsons. Also, wouldn't say no to Gandhi Bot or Jai Alai just so I could spread the RR love.
  11. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Verified

  12. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Well said,very well said........

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    ILOVESTOUTS Savant (435) Connecticut Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    Can't agree more... *slow golf clap*

    Mr. Ramirez... Your porch is no longer safe. You've been warned.
  14. drtth

    drtth Poobah (1,170) Pennsylvania Nov 25, 2007

    If you go to the RR web site you'll find a really good set of descriptions of each of their beers and how they differ from each other.
  15. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (630) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    This thread is the best. People taking the time to write up snarky answers in nearly the same amount of time as it would take to make a useful suggestion, people not answering the actual questions but talking of their undying love of the beer, potential in-fighting...I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
  16. Obsidian

    Obsidian Savant (315) California Dec 9, 2012

    I would say just try them all. I have had all except Beatification and I like Sanctification the best. Other than Beatification they all pop up in SoCal on a fairly regular basis which is lucky for me.
  17. oldedog

    oldedog Savant (310) Connecticut Oct 23, 2012

    the heck with that dont take no crap from beer snobs
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  18. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    I have Consecration..
  19. marine1975

    marine1975 Advocate (595) North Carolina Apr 27, 2009 Verified

    Plenty of pricks sill on here!
  20. TNasty1126

    TNasty1126 Aficionado (200) Hawaii Jun 21, 2012

    Well amidst all this arguing, I believe they collectively answered your questions and then some... :) Cheers.
    smutty33 likes this.
  21. Mbennett

    Mbennett Savant (335) New York Jun 16, 2011

    god forbid someone comes onto a beer forum to post a question about beer.
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  22. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (345) Florida Feb 20, 2013

    well, you certainly "1 up'd" him. J/k. Thanks for the info.
  23. now that all of you are done arguing.... I had Sanctification for the first time last night. I have had every other RR sour except that until last night. I think it might be my favorite out of the line. So now I am officially on the search for a place that sells them without a bottle limit haha. What about you guys... which one is your personal favorite. Screw reviews and all that fancy talk :eek: ... which one do you like?
  24. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Of the four I've had, I would say:

    I tend to love sour stuff, so it's no surprise that Beat is tops for me. And of course, the hardest one to find, too.
  25. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Advocate (550) California Jul 31, 2010 Verified

    When did all of these BA's start acting like a bunch of little bitches? Geesh. Like mentioned above, god forbid anyone ask a question on here instead of bragging about what you have or what your favorite IPA is.
    smutty33 likes this.
  26. beat is the first I ever had... maybe it has been so long I forgot? haha
    I prefer sours over just about anything, so I am right there with you.
  27. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    ISO: Beat
  28. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

  29. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    Would someone please explain the difference between the Jolly Pumpkin sours? Sure, I could visit their website or read some reviews, but I prefer to have my beer questions answered on a forum. ;)
    CasanovaCummins likes this.
  30. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Aficionado (215) Florida Mar 10, 2013

    Send all the -tion's to Florida. This may take some time and research.
  31. Its been like this the whole time I have been on here, although it does seem to be getting worse all the time.:)