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Ruhstaller Hop Sac Kuchinski Hop Ranch - California Wet Hop Ale (2013)

Ruhstaller Hop Sac Kuchinski Hop Ranch - California Wet Hop Ale (2013)
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Captain Frank Ruhstaller, California’s Premier Pioneer Brewer, crafted his first Ruhstaller in 1881 in Sacramento... because the finest ingredients available grew here. 132 years later Ruhstaller remains committed to his legacy.

This 2013 vintage of Hop Sac is made with fresh hops grown at Marty, Claudia & Max Kuchinski’s 25 acre Hop Ranch in Lake County, California

BARLEY CALIFORNIA METCALF & COPELAND Ron & Ann McGill, Klamath River Basin, Northern CA

HOPS CALIFORNIA CLUSTER & CASCADE Marty, Claudia & Max Kuchinski, Lake County, CA

6.0% Alc./Vol. 42 IBUs 1 Pint 6 Fluid Ounces

285 Cases Produced


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crafty_Bastard (7) - Roseville, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Some hop forward flavor, light body, and a weak finish. Not a balanced beer, and the hop flavor is single dimensional lacking complexity, My bottle had some funky flavors, too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bookman10 (621) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Very cool packaging (bottle is wrapped in burlap held in place by bent wire). Too bad the beer doesn’t really live up to it. Pours a golden copper-yellow with good-sized, quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is grassy and the flavor is,too. In fact, the flavor almost tastes like the burlap was accidentally dropped into the fermenter. None of the big hop bouquet or citrus flavors you might expect. A disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
1/10/2014. 22 oz. bottle wrapped in burlap. Hazy light amber color with a short white head. Malty and fruity aromas with citrus. Light caramel flavors with hops mid palate. The carbonation is a bit high.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2430) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
It poured a straw color with a small white head. The aroma was of tons of citrus. The taste was similar with ripe oranges, orange zest and some pine bitterness. Very unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from Nugget Market, Woodland. Pours light amber with a large off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a very nice hop profile that is not overly bitter. Refreshing and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bomber from Corti Bros. Pours golden amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is dusty, then fruity. Or maybe "green" then fruity. Interesting. Med + body. Flavor is earthy, dusty, fruity, "green". Getting a mild hop burn. This is very good stuff. Very different. Not getting much malt through the hop flavors. Finishes hoppy and nicely bitter - not a NW, but bitter. Different is quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2013
(bottle) gold with white head. Floral hops aroma. Flavor is citrus/floral hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Good pale, slightly hoppy. Earthy tones with bright, cirtrusy aromatics. Clean finish, nice head, clear amber color. Not too fancy but not bad either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a cloudy, medium straw colored body. The aroma is unique. It’s difficult to place but something like a musty citrus is close. The taste is ripe orange, orange zest with mild pine bitterness. The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation. I couldn’t decide if I liked the aroma. It’s in a class by itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Mostly clear golden. Great hop sappy woody aroma. A woody earthiness. The woody bitter stains the palate nicely.


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