Russian River Ale for A.L.S.

Brewed by Russian River Brewing
Santa Rosa, California USA
6.4% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 32 Ratings | Special Release |
Russian River is one of 72 participating breweries from around the country raising money with specially brewed beers for the ALS Therapy Development Institute! We are all brewing different styles of beer using the same hop blend chosen by Ken Grossman, John Mallett, and Vinnie from the 2013 harvest. Our chosen style is an IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and experimental hops HBC 291, 436, 366, and 344. Each brewery will donate $1/pint to help with research and treatment of ALS. Ales for ALS!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Carbonation
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