Russian River Dribble Belt

Brewed by Russian River Brewing
Santa Rosa, California USA
4.5% · Session IPA · 92 Ratings ·
What the heck is a Dribble Belt? Aside from being a hoppy, tasty low-gravity session beer, a dribble belt is a very important component of a hop picking machine. The dribble belts separate the hop cones from the rest of the plant material- the vines, stems, and leaves. Multiple conveyors beneath the dribble belts collect the lightweight hop cones and carry them along through the machine to the kiln where they are dried. The vines, stems, and leaves are then transported to become compost. Interestingly, the hop picking machine was invented right here in Santa Rosa, California, by Florian Dauenhauer in the early 1940’s. This invention changed the hop farming industry forever. The dribble belt is the machine component that literally separated the hops used to make this beer!

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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
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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